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TIMELESS HIGH TEA

Situated at the base of Mt. Tauhara overlooking Lake Taupo, Bistro Lago’s Timeless High Tea offers a relaxing high tea in the 131-year-old Terraces Hotel (now known as Bistro Lago at the Hilton Lake Taupo). Drawing on inspiration from a Terraces Hotel menu our afternoon tea offers guests an opportunity to sip delicious teas, nibble on tasty treats all while overlooking the stunning Lake Taupo.

TIMELESS HIGH TEA

$39

Choose up to two hot beverages to pair with your savoury and sweet afternoon tea selection.

BUBBLY HIGH TEA

$49

Enjoy a glass of Nautilus Cuvee from Marlborough with your Timeless High Tea.

MAR-TEA-NI HIGH TEA

$59

Shake up the Timeless High Tea by adding a Martini.
Your choice of:
Earl Grey Martini
Espresso Martini
Strawberry Martini
Chocolate Martini

HIGH TEA MENU

Our Timeless High Tea is inspired by a dinner that was held at the Terraces Hotel May 10, 1947. Check out the original menu framed by the host desk.

SWEET

Traditional French macarons
Raspberry crème brulee
Whittaker’s dark chocolate tartlet with vanilla mascarpone
Mini cream filled profiteroles

SCONES

Fruit and plain scones, fresh whipped cream, clotted cream and fruit preserves.

SANDWICHES (vegetarian on request)

Smoked salmon leaves, Lebanese cucumber, lemon and herb-infused cream cheese, dark rye bread
Kapiti brie, shaved champagne ham, tomato, seeded mustard and wild rocket.
Free range egg, spring onion, mayo and cress on malt wholemeal bread

ZEALONG TEA COLLECTION

Select up to two hot beverages.
Zealong tea is grown 100% organically and hand-picked in the stunning New Zealand environment. Clean air, fertile soil, a warming sun, and cleansing waters are all the ingredients that bring distinction to the Zealong brand, producing remarkable flavour profiles and earning international awards.

If you are not a tea person, no fear, our talented barista can make your favourite cup of coffee or a hot chocolate.

GREEN TEA

A silky liquor with rich floral notes, a hint of toasted chestnuts, and a subtle, sweet finish.

ICE BREAKER

A silky Zealong Green tea enlivened with refreshing notes of peppermint, spearmint and the peppery notes of kawakawa

FIRE AND ICE

A smooth contrast of flavours: Zealong Black tea, ginger and manuka bring underlying warmth and spice while spearmint and peppermint offer fresh complexities.

LADY GATSBY

An elegant, vibrant Zealong Green tea blend with the floral notes of rose petal, the woody spice of manuka, and the lingering sweetness of cinnamon.

SWEET AMBER

A comforting blend of warming ginger and tangy lemon that naturally enhance the honey sweetness of Zealong Blacktea.

BREAKFAST TEA

A smooth and mellow Zealong tea with a hint of citrus and a sweet honey aftertaste. Delicious with or without milk at any time of the day.

GREY TEA

A unique take on a classic blend, Zealong’s own Grey is a delicate combination of well-loved herbs and flowers, and just a slight hint of bitter citrus.

CHAMOMILE

This distinctive blend of dreamy Chamomile with a touch of lavender and low caffeine Zealong Black tea will calm and soothe you while you relax and unwind.

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