We’ve all heard about the most expensive laptop and accepted it, albeit a little startled at first but the THE VON ESSEN HOTEL GROUP has outdone the word ‘luxury’ yet again by introducing the most expensive afternoon tea which is priced at £550 per couple. The afternoon tea, available for two people, has been created by executive head chef of THE CLIVEDEN HOUSE IN BERKSHIRE, (part of the Von Essen Hotel Group) Carlos Martinez. With such an exorbitant price tagged to it, this tea tries to put the most expensive black tea to shame.
This tea comes along with side servings of white truffles at a £2,500 per kilogram, Beluga Caviar at £4,000 per kilogram and Da Hong Pao Tea at over £2,000 per kilogram. As if this wasn’t enough, it’s washed down by a glass of Dom Perignon Rose.
This afternoon serving for two definitely caters to the taste of high end individuals and also contains ‘Cliveden House Chocolate Cake with Gold Leaf’, which uses the most expensive chocolate in the world, Amedi Porcelana which is in turn is complemented by the world’s most expensive coffee Kopi Luwak. It also includes a mini canapé version of the hotel’s Platinum Club Sandwich priced at £100.
With great money comes great power and with great power comes great responsibility. The hotel will showcase this philosophy when 50 percent of the profits earned due to afternoon tea sales between the dates June 12 and July 12, 2011 are donated to benefit the Marie Curie Cancer Care.
This spectacular afternoon tea experience is unquestionably a must try for all luxury lovers and we can only wonder whether the owner of the most expensive house wants in on it too.