Afternoon Tea at The Oriental Lounge, Mandarin Oriental Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan (Mitsukoshimae Station)
August 2014

The Oriental Lounge is located on the 38th floor of the Mandarin.  It can offer good views of the city if you can go on a clear day (obviously, that didn’t happen for me).

The lounge was comfortable with nice seating and tables, although not as plush as the Shangri-la Tokyo.

Tea is served by the cup, which means that you get to try a number of different teas instead of just the 1 or 2 pots you may normally drink.  I’m a big tea drinker, so I always get my money’s worth by trying out at least 3 different teas.  Luckily with the way that the Mandarin serves tea, I was able to try around 5 different teas.  Another benefit is that you can be a bit more adventurous with your tea choices without having to be stuck with a whole pot if you don’t like it!

The scones came a bit later after our tea stand and still warm from the oven, which was a nice touch.  (I forgot to take a picture of them, oops.)

All in all, a lovely way to spend an afternoon!

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Tea 5/5, unlimited, good variety
Food 4/5
Atmosphere 4/5, ask for a seat by the window
Service 4/5
Overall 4/5

Mandarin Oriental Tokyo
12pm – 5:30pm daily
(It ‘s cheaper to go on a weekday)

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