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This tea is piping hot. Conrad Nashville’s Blue Aster is launching its new afternoon tea service this weekend. Editors Dylan + Skylar got to try it out ahead of time to let you in on their suggestions.
🫖 What’s offered
Guests can expect loose-leaf tea by Rare Tea Co., an assortment of scones, sandwiches, and pastries, plus a flute of Laurent Perrier champagne brut.
- Tea | Pick one black tea (black lavender or Zheng Shan), green tea (Mao Feng Shui or Rose City Genmaicha), or herbal infusion (Big Hibiscus or Red Nectar). Editor Dylan chose Red Nectar (rooibos, honey, and peach character) and Editor Skylar sipped the Big Hibiscus (hibiscus, vanilla, and ginger character).
- Scones | Bite into classic and cranberry scones with optional spreads (local preserves, clotted cream, and lemon curd).
- Sandwiches | You’ll receive five tea sandwiches: smoked salmon (whipped cream cheese and rye bread), cucumber (yuzu and chive butter), coronation chicken salad (pickled pear onion and raisin bread), egg salad (watercress on marble bread), and lobster roll (smoked trout roe).
- Sweets | Finish with four bite-sized pastries including the mulled cider tartlet (carmalized apples and cinnamon pastry cream), chai spice macaron (a NASHtoday favorite with chai buttercream on a cinnamon macaron), pistachio cherry cream puff (pate a choux, pistachio pastry cream, and cherry compote), and coffee hazelnut entremet (hazelnut mousse, coffee pastry cream, and hazelnut joconde sponge cake)
🗓️ Making reservations
Tea service reservations can be made for 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. The experience costs $85 for adults and $40 for children aged 10 and younger. Pro tip: Complimentary valet parking is included for up to two hours.