Tea time: The Fairmont Hotels have expande. *Photo supplied
Tea time: The Fairmont Hotels have expande. *Photo supplied

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31: In the knowledge that Bermuda is steeped in English tradition, Fairmont has expanded its one-day celebration of tea into a full month of “festivi-teas”.

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess and Southampton Resort are to hold their second annual Get Steeped with Fairmont programme this November with traditional afternoon tea services, fancy hat competitions, tea-infused cocktails and even a new, special tea blend.

The Hamilton Princess is hosting The British Empire Classic Tea featuring Eclipse tea. The first in a new series of commemorative Fairmont select tea blends it is designed to pair with the special menu. The price for this afternoon tea is $34 per person plus gratuities.

The Hamilton Princess will also be a Tipsy Tea featuring infused cocktails.

The Fairmont Southampton has introduced Afternoon Tea by the Sea, a four-course tea pairing at the Ocean Club terrace on November 4 from 2pm to 5pm.

The tea will start off with fresh chocolate-covered strawberries and a glass of Veuve Clicquot followed by various Fairmont teas paired with finger sandwiches, French pastries and fresh scones.

Pianist, Dylan Hollis, will provide the musical backdrop. Guests are encouraged to don their favourite teatime hat to be in with a chance to win a two-night stay at the hotel. The cost is $38 per person plus gratuities.

The Fairmont Southampton will offer a special afternoon tea menu in Jasmine Lounge for $38 per person plus gratuities.

Special menus for children are available at both hotels.