This hotel near Buckingham Palace is selling a $200 cup of tea so you can sip (and spend) like a queen

Someone call Queen Liz, because this sounds like royal highway robbery to us.

But if you want to sip tea (and spend money) like a queen with a Royal Treasury at her disposal, there's probably no better spot to go than the Rubens at the Palace, a hotel near Buckingham Palace that looks out on the Royal Mews.

The swanky five-star hotel offers a rare tea blend, called Golden Tips, for £500 ($620) per pot, which is about $200 per cup, according to CNN. While the tea is from the highlands of Sri Lanka and "hand-picked by expert tea-pluckers" (side note: expert tea-plucker sounds like resume gold), it's no Twinings, which is rumored to be the queen's fave (how commonplace of you, Your Majesty!).

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson during an audience where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government in Buckingham Palace on July 24, 2019 in London, England. The British monarch remains politically neutral and the incoming Prime Minister visits the Palace to satisfy the Queen that they can form her government by being able to command a majority, holding the greater number of seats, in Parliament. Then the Court Circular records that a new Prime Minister has been appointed. (Photo by Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson during an audience where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government in Buckingham Palace on July 24, 2019 in London, England. The British monarch remains politically neutral and the incoming Prime Minister visits the Palace to satisfy the Queen that they can form her government by being able to command a majority, holding the greater number of seats, in Parliament. Then the Court Circular records that a new Prime Minister has been appointed. (Photo by Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson during an audience in Buckingham Palace, London on July 24, 2019, where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government. - Boris Johnson took over as Britain's prime minister Wednesday, promising to pull his country out of the European Union on October 31 by any means necessary. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson during an audience in Buckingham Palace, London on July 24, 2019, where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government. - Boris Johnson took over as Britain's prime minister Wednesday, promising to pull his country out of the European Union on October 31 by any means necessary. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson during an audience where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government in Buckingham Palace on July 24, 2019 in London, England. The British monarch remains politically neutral and the incoming Prime Minister visits the Palace to satisfy the Queen that they can form her government by being able to command a majority, holding the greater number of seats, in Parliament. Then the Court Circular records that a new Prime Minister has been appointed. (Photo by Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson during an audience where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government in Buckingham Palace on July 24, 2019 in London, England. The British monarch remains politically neutral and the incoming Prime Minister visits the Palace to satisfy the Queen that they can form her government by being able to command a majority, holding the greater number of seats, in Parliament. Then the Court Circular records that a new Prime Minister has been appointed. (Photo by Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Newly elected leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson leaves Buckingham Palace after an audience with Queen Elizabeth II where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government in Buckingham Palace on July 24, 2019 in London, England. The British monarch remains politically neutral and the incoming Prime Minister visits the Palace to satisfy the Queen that they can form her government by being able to command a majority, holding the greater number of seats, in Parliament. Then the Court Circular records that a new Prime Minister has been appointed. (Photo by Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 24: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson during an audience where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government in Buckingham Palace on July 24, 2019 in London, England. The British monarch remains politically neutral and the incoming Prime Minister visits the Palace to satisfy the Queen that they can form her government by being able to command a majority, holding the greater number of seats, in Parliament. Then the Court Circular records that a new Prime Minister has been appointed. (Photo by Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson during an audience in Buckingham Palace, London ON jULY 24, 2019, where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government. - Theresa May is set to formally resign on July 24 after taking her final PMQs in the House of Commons with Boris Johnson taking charge at 10 Downing Street on a mission to deliver Brexit by October 31 with or without a deal. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's former Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip are greeted by Hon Edward Young, private secretary to the Queen, and Major Nana Twumasi-Ankrah, Household Cavalry Regiment, as she arrives at Buckingham Palace in London for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II to formally resign as Prime Minister, at Buckingham Palace in central London on July 24, 2019. - Theresa May is set to formally resign on July 24 after taking her final PMQs in the House of Commons with Boris Johnson taking charge at 10 Downing Street on a mission to deliver Brexit by October 31 with or without a deal. (Photo by Yui Mok / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's former Prime Minister Theresa May and her husband Philip are greeted are greeted by Major Nana Twumasi-Ankrah, Household Cavalry Regiment (L) and Lady Susan Hussey, the Queen's lady in waiting, (R), as she arrives at Buckingham Palace in London for an audience with Queen Elizabeth II to formally resign as Prime Minister, at Buckingham Palace in central London on July 24, 2019. - Theresa May is set to formally resign on July 24 after taking her final PMQs in the House of Commons with Boris Johnson taking charge at 10 Downing Street on a mission to deliver Brexit by October 31 with or without a deal. (Photo by Yui Mok / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read YUI MOK/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson during an audience in Buckingham Palace, London on July 24, 2019, where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government. - Theresa May is set to formally resign on July 24 after taking her final PMQs in the House of Commons with Boris Johnson taking charge at 10 Downing Street on a mission to deliver Brexit by October 31 with or without a deal. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - Britain's Queen Elizabeth II welcomes newly elected leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson during an audience in Buckingham Palace, London ON jULY 24, 2019, where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government. - Theresa May is set to formally resign on July 24 after taking her final PMQs in the House of Commons with Boris Johnson taking charge at 10 Downing Street on a mission to deliver Brexit by October 31 with or without a deal. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
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The tea leaves of this fancy overpriced refreshment are silver-hued when they're picked. They're then sun-dried on a velvet cloth, turning them to a shiny yellow color (we refuse to say gold again).

The hotel does have some royal history that may make you feel like you're on the set of The Crown. Since it's located directly opposite Buckingham Palace, the Rubens used to serve as a debutante hotel for young society-climbers looking to rub elbows with royalty. 

So, while it may seem ridiculous to shell out two Benjamins for a cuppa, you're in drinking view of the Royal Mews, which is where the royals' cars (and horse-drawn carriages) are kept. If Queen Elizabeth (or any other royals) happened to be leaving the palace that day, you may even see them get driven through the gates and onto Buckingham Palace Road.

Or you could always just grab a pint at a nearby pub and wait for your prince charming to whisk you away from your acting career (*cough, Meghan Markle, cough*) and live happily ever after. Either or.

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Guests in the ballroom at Buckingham Palace, London, as King Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Elizabeth II attend the state banquet for the King's State Visit to the UK Wednesday July 12, 2017. REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Pool
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II holds an audience with the Commonwealth Secretary General, Kamalesh Sharma, inside Buckingham Palace.
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The richly gilded, two domed, Music Room, inside Buckingham Palace, showing a few of its 120 Louise XIV chairs and one of its four settees. The handsome Regency pianoforte is seen in the great bay which houses five windows.
Londom, United Kingdom - June 21, 2017: Square in front of the Buckingham Palace with flowerbed and decorative gate to Green Park, London, United Kingdom. It is one of the Royal Parks of London
A general view of the Queen & Commonwealth: the Royal Tour, on show at Buckingham Palace.
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 25: Palace Steward Nigel McEvoy, walks through the Music Room, which will be used during the wedding reception of Prince William and Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace on March 25, 2011 in London, England. Prince William will marry his long term girlfriend Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey and it was reported that the couple had chosen two Wedding cakes for their big day - a 'multi-tiered traditional fruit case with a floral design and a chocolate biscuit cake.' (Photo by Nick Ansell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
A general view of the Music Room, which will be used during the wedding reception of Prince William and Kate Middleton, at Buckingham Palace, London. (Photo by Nick Ansell/PA Images via Getty Images)
Buckingham Palace is seen through the perimeter fence in central London, October 24, 2014. A police officer was arrested on Thursday as part of an investigation into the discovery of ammunition in personal lockers in a police building on the grounds of Buckingham Palace, Scotland Yard said. The officer, who has not been identified, is from the unit responsible for protecting the Royal Household and normally works in a protection role, although he is not assigned to guard any individual member of the Royal Family. The officer will be suspended from duty. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAINSOCIETY ROYALS - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS)
LONDON, Sept.7, 2015-- Photo taken on Sept. 7, 2015 shows the White Drawing Room of the Buckingham Palace in London, capital of Britain. The Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. (Xinhua/Han Yan via Getty Images)
LONDON, Sept.7 2015-- Photo taken on Sept. 7, 2015 shows the piano in the White Drawing Room of the Buckingham Palace in London, capital of Britain. The Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch. (Xinhua/Han Yan via Getty Images)
The White Drawing Room inside Buckingham Palace. The room is used for receptions and audiences.
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