Virgin Atlantic Upper Class High Tea

Virgin Atlantic launched the “highest high tea in the world”, a new afternoon tea service introduced into its Upper Class meal service. Passengers can enjoy the tradition of afternoon tea with Virgin’s brand new Coup champagne glasses, bespoke designer cutlery and the afternoon tea trolley.

Virgin Atlantic Highest High Tea
Virgin Atlantic Upper Class

The Museum of Sydney Café (MoS Café) played host to the launch where guests and media were treated to Veuve Cliquot Champagne and a selection of finger sandwiches, scones and jam, mini cakes and tartlets, chocolate dipped strawberries and pistachio macarons.

Virgin Atlantic Highest High Tea
Virgin Atlantic High Tea

The Virgin Atlantic High Tea is presented on a two-tiered stand and consists of scones with jam and cream, mini cupcakes and finger sandwiches. Passengers are given a cafetiere or tea pot with a selection of herbal and fruit teas.

Virgin Atlantic Highest High Tea
Belinda Gurd (Virgin Atlantic) and Michelle Milton (High Tea Society)

Michelle Milton, founder of the High Tea Society and guest speaker at the launch, stated that the unusual setting at 35,000ft provides a modern twist on this British tradition.

Virgin Atlantic Highest High Tea

Virgin Atlantic’s new Upper Class meal service is available on all routes. The new High Tea meal service will be served on-board the A340-600 which flies to London daily.

Virgin Atlantic

Gourmantic attended the launch on Wednesday 21 March 2012 as a media guest.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.