On the simple principle that afternoon tea served in Santiago should be significantly different to the same occasion in Sydney, AFTERNOON TEA FOR THE 21ST CENTURY shall be governed by specific cultural attributes, emphasizing local tradition, cultural and historical heritage in order to add that dimension to the guest experience.
A key element in the story that would enhance the experience of afternoon tea for the guest is the authenticity and individuality in the teas, paired foods etc. A personal element could involve the family tradition of a member of the team a recipe from their personal history or similar.
Excellence in the quality of ingredients, technique and the outcome all sensory aspects of the food are a requirement.
Excellence in the selection of spirits and their combination is a requirement.
Ingredients, techniques and all aspects of the preparation and presentation of AFTERNOON TEA FOR THE 21ST CENTURY shall be aligned environmental, economic and social priorities, ensuring that choice of ingredients, culinary techniques do not in any way compromise any of these elements or the interests, aspirations of the guest.
The selection and presentation of teas must be made with knowledge of the specific terroir, perfect preparation and service, with clear expression of the terroir of each as well as knowledge that would allow the guest to experience the tea in proper agricultural and historical context. Respect for the teas and their specific characteristics in relation to their appearance, aroma, taste and texture needs to be maintained for the service of tea in any form, even when used as an ingredient.
Each of the 6 dimensions above need to be harmonious with the other in order that tea as an example maintains a harmonious combination with food or beverage with which it is served or into which it is used as an ingredient whilst also linking with the cultural, personal and sustainability dimensions to offer a holistic afternoon tea experience that recognizes the interconnectedness of each of the 7 dimensions in a harmonious taste, cultural, tea experience. rent to the same occasion in Sydney,