Although tea has a lengthy history filled with many legends, it is known to have arrived in Europe in more modern times, when in 1610, a Dutch ship imported tea as a new trading commodity. Tea quickly found its place among the most popular hot drinks in Europe, but as our title suggests , tea is not just an ordinary beverage , tea is a ritual .
Drinking tea is a truely harmonious ritual with ancient traditions and legends , aroma , taste, and above all experiencing moments of sheer pleasure. The hotel Carlsbad Plaza would like its guests to indulge in a moment of peace and contentment, and so in a search for the worlds most delicious teas has found the brand Althaus Luxury tea bag .
Indeed, there is a huge variety of teas available these days, after all, China alone is known for producing over 3 000. Althaus experts have therefore selected the very best teas which are uniquely available to our hotel guests. Each of these teas has its own individual character , which is reflected in the growing area , ripeness and quality of the tea leaves. The Althaus Tea Collection is recommended by Ralf Janecek, one of the most renowned tea tasters in Germany. Althaus teas can be found in the Sorrento restaurant at the hotel Carlsbad Plaza.
The tea ritual can also be experienced in the hotel's bars, the Lobby bar , the Bon Soir café and the Old Times night bar, you will discover delicious Luxury teas where the combination of a first-class tea brewed in handmade silk bags results in a perfect taste and rich color.
A real pearl tea , however, can be enjoyed in the hotel‘s Sweet Orient restaurant, where you suddenly find yourself transported to the birth of Chinese legends, at a time when Emperor Shen Nung, during one of his trips around the Chinese empire, was boiling water over the fire and into which inadvertently dropped a few tea leaves. The emperor immediately sensed the fabulous aroma and did not hesitate in tasting the resulting infusion. He was entranced not only by the delicious taste, but also the invigorating and refreshing effect . The most prestigious Asian loose tea on offer in the restaurant menu will amaze you and turn your evening into magic.