I Had Tea at the Nellie – Cape Town, South Africa (English)

I Had Tea at the Nellie – Cape Town, South Africa (English)

Andreas Augustin



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978-3-900692-38-4, 978-3-900692-38-4

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‘I had Tea at the Nellie’ (pardon: The Mount Nelson Hotel) is your faithful companion to tea at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town.
Andreas Augustin introduces the history of tea and the story of the Mount Nelson – from the days of the Castle Line to modern times.

Featuring: All teas served at the Nellie — The plants of the gardens — A Brief History of tea and South Africa —The best Afternoon Tea receipes — The History of the Mount Nelson Hotel and a list of its most famous patrons.

After over 50 successful books including ‘I had Tea at Reid’s’ Andreas Augustin presents another enlightening book on a subject every philosopher of note had something to say about.

To tea or not to tea ... is certainly no longer the question.

Read the interview with Mount Nelson General Manager Xavier Lablaude

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Dear wonderful Readers; 

It is noteworthy that, contrary to all predictions, interest in good books is not dwindling. It spurs me and my team on to produce better, even more beautiful books. The new edition of THE STRAND (Yangon,Myanmar), for example, receives wonderful readers' feedback — thank you for your notes and mails. METROPOLE HANOI and ORIENTAL BANGKOK were relaunched in brand new edtions. The Oriental book is the first to present the (very) complete list of all authors who had ever visited. It was quite a challenge to compile it.

We dispatch all our books personally autographed (as you know).

Have a save journey!

Andreas Augustin

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