Imperial Tea Time
The year 1873 was notable for many historic events: the opening of the Hotel Imperial, the Vienna World’s Fair, and the silver jubilee of Emperor Franz Joseph I.
Inaugurated the same year was the aqueduct that transports pure spring water from the Alps to Vienna. The aqueduct supplied the Hotel Imperial with running water—one of the first hotels to boast this amenity.
To this day, our pure spring water is the key to brewing the finest tea. The British royal family is said to have had Viennese spring water barreled and shipped to England. The Hotel Imperial takes pride in this connection, one that was renewed when Queen Elizabeth II stayed at the hotel in 1969. Imperial Tea is an expression of our heritage and aristocratic flair. A cup of this exquisite tea accompanied by a slice of Imperial Torte is a taste of carefully cultivated tradition.
Our distinctive tea is a symphony of specially selected leaves from small tea plantations: prized Darjeelings are blended with exquisite green Sencha and rounded off with a hint of Bergamot and delicate Rose Blossom petals. The teas are painstakingly harvested and processed by hand. A natural product with a distinctive fresh, flowery, and expressive character, Imperial Tea No. 26 is made exclusively for the Hotel Imperial by the Dehler Tea Company.
Alternatively, guests can savor Imperial Coffee: the essence of the Viennese coffeehouse tradition. Arabica beans from the sun-drenched highlands of Latin America are masterfully roasted to create a characteristic aroma, at once mild and full-bodied. Experience a cup in the hotel’s refined Café Imperial or order the elusive Coffee Mélange and export a piece of Viennese history.
Imperial Tea and Coffee is available in the hotel, at www.imperial-torte.at, by calling (43)(15) 011 0313, or by emailing email@example.com.