Sip, sit back and relax for a tea service like no other.
While The Rittenhouse Hotel’s elegant Mary Cassatt Tea Room is already a staple for afternoon tea lovers, this iconic spot is upping the anty through Sunday, Aug. 14 with a centuries old East Asian drink—matcha. Watch as tea makers skillfully whisk the sip tableside using traditional tools like the chawan and chasen, or bowl and whisk, as well as the furui and chashaku, or strainer and scoop. Beneath the room’s grand arched windows, indulge in the delectable, antioxidant-rich treat while learning about the drink's origins that date back to 8th century China. As if the savory, nutty and vegetal notes are not enough, the experience is complete with access to the intimate courtyard, outfitted with a flowing fountain and lush vegetation to perfectly compliment the serene green drink of the week—your matcha-fueled retreat awaits. The Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square, 215.546.9000, rittenhousehotel.com