Tea lovers, rejoice! Tea Forte, a spot dedicated to the near-worship of tea, has celebrated its first decade in Mexico with a brand-new tea lounge - which also happens to be the only one of its kind in the world. The lounge ups the ante by adding tea-based hot and cold drinks, with or without alcohol, sandwiches and desserts to the already popular teas and tea accessories that are always available.
The new boutique-lounge is located at the Palacio de Hierro Polanco mezzanine and has a bar, Acapulco chairs, and armchairs where you can sprawl out and enjoy the infusions served in their characteristic prism-shaped infusers, with the tea leaf stamp at the top, designed by founder Peter Hewitt.
We’re partial to the Africano, a cocktail made with African Solstice Tea (a warm theine-free rooibos with hints of fruit and vanilla), gin and vermouth. A perfect pairing with the fromager d'affinois cheese toasty, it’s like a creamier brie, and nuts. For dessert, we prefer the Golden Monkey, a fine black tea with Kouign Amman – a puff pastry that’s just as buttery as it is sweet. But, don’t worry, with over 40 different options, you’ll always have something new to try.