High tea at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Georgetown, Penang is a destination in itself. One of the swankiest spots on the island, this luxurious tradition is steeped in the island's colonial history. 

The sumptuous room sets the stage for a delicious afternoon experience.

The sumptuous room sets the stage for a delicious afternoon experience.

All of the details are impeccable - from the smooth service to the fine china.

All of the details are impeccable - from the smooth service to the fine china.

With pages of loose leaf teas to choose from and carefully constructed sandwiches, sitting down for a sip makes time feel still. It is the perfect moment to savor the flavor of ceylon or jasmine,  reflecting on your travels or plan your next journey, cocooned away from the bustle of Georgetown.

It's all in the details - 1885 is the year the E&O Hotel was established  by the Sarkies Brothers

It's all in the details - 1885 is the year the E&O Hotel was established  by the Sarkies Brothers

Exiting the establishment feeling relaxed and pampered. 

Exiting the establishment feeling relaxed and pampered. 

*Destination tip: Making a reservation for your afternoon tea service is recommended. Arrive early to wander the grounds or stay later to grab a drink at Farquhar's Bar.

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