Hosted in the elegant Avant-Garde space, where hand-painted murals and crystal chandeliers evoke the grandeur of Russian nobility, Hazendal’s unique Russian Tea Ceremony celebrates the central role tea has played in Russian society since 1638.


A time-honoured ritual

Spanning generations, Russian tea drinking is an integral part of Russia’s culture, highlighting the values of friendship and hospitality. At Hazendal’s tea room we celebrate these values, with a ceremony centered around a steaming samovar (a traditional Russian tea urn), a black tea brew that is especially sourced for Hazendal and some delicious Russian sweet and savoury delights. Join us to experience a taste of Russia.

Best assured of a radostnoye vremya (a joyful time)



The Russian Tea Ceremony is presented Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00 (last booking at 15:00)

The Russian Tea Ceremony is R395 per adult and R255 per child (12 years and under)
Mid-week Special (Tuesday – Thursday) is R335 per adult and R216 per child (12 years and under)

Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan menus are available. Please specify your preferred menu when making your booking.

Bookings are essential and require a minimum of 24 hours’ notice. 50% pre-payment is required to secure the booking. Please note that pre-payment does not include a gratuity.
For groups larger than 10 guests a full prepayment is required, and a 12% gratuity applies.

A memorable experience

The Russian Tea Ceremony is a culturally rich and exquisite experience for larger groups. The Ceremony is particularly popular for bridal showers parties, birthday celebrations or a special treat shared with friends and family. Pair the Russian Tea ceremony with a bottle of the Estate’s Méthode Cap Classique or opt for the Full Kremlin experience complete with Russian blini and authentic black caviar.