LET'S DO TEA

Both cheaper and quicker than lunch, afternoon business teas are on the rise, report staffers at San Francisco’s MANDARIN ORIENTAL. And it’s the Asian tea service that execs favor. Not only do they get wireless broadband access in the lounge, but they also get bento-boxed Thai beef and Mandarin canapés, all for $24.50. (415) 276-9888, www.mandarinoriental.com