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The Art of Tea at The Grand Hacienda

Afternoon Tea: Art of Tea Experience

We believe the celebratory act of enjoying tea leads to powerful health and wellness benefits on a physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional level. Research shows that the ingredients in a great cup of tea can lift mood, improve focus, and taste delicious.

A blend of hot tea, tasty treats, and conversation, afternoon tea parties have had a long tradition with many social and health benefits.

The afternoon tea is a chance to unwind and savor the moment. Take your time, sip your tea, enjoy an array of treats, and enjoy the company you are with.

The Art of Tea Grand Hacienda Afternoon Tea
The Art of Tea Grand Hacienda Abiquiu
Steve Schwartz, Art of Tea at The Grand Hacienda

Our Afternoon Tea starts with intention, where you can activate your “tea mind” –– a term we learned from the Art of Tea founder and CEO, Steve Schwartz. As soon as we came in contact with Art of Tea, we knew they were the source of great, organic teas for The Grand Hacienda. A Master Tea Blender and herbal pharmacist who studied at the Ayurveda Institute in Santa Fe, Schwartz has a mission to impact as many lives as possible through tea. He sources the top 1-2% of all teas directly from growers around the world. 

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The Art of Tea Blending and The Grand Hacienda
Art of Tea Experience and Abiquiu Lake View

Your Grand Hacienda Afternoon Tea Experience begins in The Great Room or outside on the Lakeside Portal (if weather permits). Or, you can choose to enjoy your tea on your suite's private terrace. From any location, enjoy the spectacular views of the high desert, Abiquiú Lake and Ghost Ranch.


The centerpiece of afternoon tea is the three-tiered stand, each level presenting a delectable array of sweet and savory treats prepared by our culinary team. Pair with a beautiful selection of teas from Art of Tea, maybe classic black teas like Earl Grey and English Breakfast, or aromatic green teas, or soothing herbal infusions, the choice is yours (tea selections vary by season). 


At the end of the tea experience, join us for a discussion on the architecture of The Grand Hacienda, its eco and green elements, and the history of the land.


Afternoon Teas are available with a two-week reservation/notice. ($55 per person, plus a 20% service charge and tax). The Afternoon Tea is available for registered guests only - to ensure a relaxing and intimate stay for our guests, we are not open to the public.

Email or text 575.425.0663 for inquiries or to make a reservation.

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