Pfister Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a respite from the bustle of daily chores and briefly return to a gentler era. We have created an experience that will surely become a treasured memory for you and yours. You can simply relax while our Tea Butler attends to every detail of service.

The Afternoon Tea experience at The Pfister hotel is unlike that of any other hotel. On the 23rd floor lounge of the Pfister, you will be surrounded by panoramic views of Milwaukee and Lake Michigan. Treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon of grand elegance. We are proud to offer Rishi tea, harvested in the world’s most renowned regions and headquartered right here in Milwaukee. Enhance your experience with our selections of Essense and Bubbly.

Featuring Rishi Tea

Exclusively created and cultivated from the world’s most renowned tea regions.


Jade Oolong, Oolong Tea
Aromatic and delicate with floral notes of gardenia and freesia blossoms.

Chamomile Blossom,
Caffeine-free Herbal Tea
Calming, soothing German chamomile with a unique honey-like sweetness and hints of apple and quince. – Organic

Cinnamon Plum,
Caffeine-free Herbal Tea*
A warming spice blend with hints of juicy plum, succulent currant and sweet Saigon

Hibiscus Berry,
Caffeine-free Herbal Tea*
A rejuvenating tropical fruit tea highlighting tart hibiscus and luscious forest berries.

Tangerine Ginger,
Caffeine-free Herbal Tea*
A punchy herbal blend with zesty, revitalizing ginger and bright, refreshing citrus.

Earl Grey Lavender, Black Tea*
Inspired by French tea salons. Aromatic lavender perfectly complements the sweet
floral character of Bergamot in this unique take on a classic black tea.

Ceylon Single Estate, Black Tea
A breakfast-style black tea with a rich red infusion and robust, malty character.

Vanilla Bean, Black Tea*
Decadent and smooth black tea with remarkably sweet and aromatic hand-chopped
vanilla bean.

Peach Blossom, White Tea
Delicate white tea with a floral sweetness and luscious notes of just-ripe peaches. -Organic

Jade Cloud, Green Tea*
Delicious and subtly sweet pure green tea nurtured by the clouds and cool mist of
early spring.

Chocolate Chai, Chai*
A velvety and indulgent blend of rich Pu-erh tea, enlivening yerba maté and sweet cacao.

*Organic and Fair Trade Certified™

Pfister Tea of the Month Club

Featuring 1893 Pfister Blend
White Tea Rose Mélange

Organic green tea with jasmine, organic white tea with peppermint, organic lavender flowers

Pfister Blend

Simple Elegance
Accompanied by your selection of tea
Freshly Baked Scones, Mascarpone, Lemon Curd and Strawberry Preserves

Accompanied by your selection of tea
Traditional Opera Torte
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Madeleines and French Macaroons
Shortbread Cookies
Freshly Baked Scones, Mascarpone
Lemon Curd and Strawberry Preserves

All Grown Up
For young ladies & gentlemen
12 years and younger

Warm Sipping Chocolate, Lemonade,
Cider or Milk
Vermont Ham and Cheddar Finger Sandwiches
Herbed Chicken Salad Tartlets
Peanut Butter and Jelly Scones
Madeline Cookies

Artisan Cheeses
Chef’s Daily Selection of International
and Local Cheeses
With Custom Paired Accompaniments
Served With Water Crackers, Silver Dollar
Lavosh and Sliced Baguette

Victorian Tea
Accompanied by your selection of tea
Butler Passed French St. Andre Mousse Cones with Fresh Honeycomb, Delicate Cucumber Sandwich, Dill Chantilly
Curried Quail Eggs, Chive and Cubeb Herb Roasted Turkey Pinwheels with Red Onion Marmalade, Crab Louis Salad, Sweet Gherkins, Pumpernickel Rye, Scottish Smoked Salmon, Savory Crepes, Herb Neufchatel, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Freshly Baked Scones, Mascarpone, Lemon Curd & Strawberry Preserves, Traditional Opera Torte
French Macaroons and Madeleines

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Pfister Tea Butler

To further set apart the Pfister’s tea experience, the position of Tea Butler was created to facilitate the social and interactive tea experience.

The Tea Butler’s role is to speak about the varieties of tea, the countries of origin and unique flavors, the ways that tea affects mood and health, and to offer food and flavor pairing suggestions to go with the varieties of tea. The process of creating unique tableside tea blends provides a creative and personal experience.

During each tea experience, the Tea Butler will visit the table with a gueridon service trolley to explain the tea, discuss table side blending options and offer tealeaf samples so the guest may enjoy the distinctive aromas of each variety.

The Tea Butlers use an all-silver service, including a replica of an 18th century self-tipping teapot. To ensure that individual tea varieties are brewed to the correct temperature, individual brewing units are used for the different styles of teas.

Private bookings

Private Bookings are available for groups
of 12 - 30 people.

Etiquette training, private parties, and more.

For Private Events ONLY, contact Kerry Doyne for more information at:

Read more about The Pfister Hotel Afternoon Tea in Country Living Magazine.