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Taking tea in Melbourne – Stuff.co.nz

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“Julietta Jameson takes afternoon tea, a tradition moving beyond elegant hotels to hip city bars…In recent years, the genteel tea tradition has moved beyond the Windsor, popping up in hip venues, small bars and retro-looking spaces,…”

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The Afternoon Tea Series…The Marylebone Hotel | The Luxe Life …

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“There was not a minute of hesitation when the invitation to experience afternoon tea at the Marylebone hotel landed in my inbox. As a lover of this perfect British indulgence, and having made the decision to enjoy a short …

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The Huntington Library Tea Room and Gardens

Huntington Tea Room

Located near Pasadena, California, the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens is a jewel of a destination! It offers a library showcasing rare books such as a Gutenberg Bible and stellar art collections including one of the most comprehensive collections of 18th- & 19th- century British and French art in the United States. It is home to Lawrence’s Pinkie and Gainsborough’s Blue Boy. If that isn’t enough there are 120 acres of botanical gardens which feature more than a dozen specialized gardens including the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Chinese Garden and a delightful Children’s Garden.

When you include the Rose Garden Tea Room, the Huntington is the perfect setting for a memorable day spent with friends or in solitude. This lovely tea room overlooks the 3 acre Rose Garden and the charming Herb Garden. It offers a traditional English tea. A pot of brewed tea of choice is brought to each guest and a basket of freshly baked scones served at each table. From a central buffet, you may chose from a sumptuous variety of savory finger sandwiches, imported and domestic cheeses, fresh fruits, chilled seasonal salads, and specialty petite desserts to which you can return as often as you like. Refills of tea and scones are limitless as well and served upon request.

Sample Menu, Huntington Tea Room

The Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room is one of our favorite tea rooms and highly recommended!

Important Notes:

For groups of 6 or more, the Huntington requests you please call the Tea Room for information.

Reservations are required and there is a separate general admission fee. We recommend you visit the Huntington website, www.huntington.org, for pricing, hours, reservations, parking, directions and other helpful information.

View of Tea Room Herb Garden

Contact Information:
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA 91108
General Information: 626-405-2100
Tea Room Reservations: 626-683-8131

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Victorian Tea at the Hotel Del Coronado

Hotel Del Coronado

The Hotel Del Coronado, affectionately referred to by locals as The Del, is a gorgeous hotel dating from 1888. At that time, afternoon tea was a popular Victorian ritual. According to hotel literature, it was a leisurely and sumptuous affair including small sandwiches, sweets and carefully prepared hot tea – the centerpiece of the table. Polite conversation was very important and unsavory subjects were taboo. Tea service at The Del was a daily event until the 1950s.

Today, this lovely old hotel serves up tea in the Victorian tradition once a year. These tea times start after Thanksgiving, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, and run right up through the end of December except for Christmas Day. During this period, there are other blackout dates when tea is not served. Reservations are absolutely required and should be made as soon as possible.

Hotel Del Main Lobby at Christmas

The teas, menu and service are exceptional! The surroundings are richly decorated for Christmas. After tea we recommend you enjoy a walk around this lovely hotel, stroll on the beach and check out the underground shopping mall.

For more information on the Victorian Tea, contact Hotel Del Coronado or visit their website, www.hoteldel.com, where tea information is available by Autumn.

Hotel Del Coronado
1500 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

Below is a sampling of the 2010 Victorian Tea Menu:

2010 Petit Sweets Tray

Finger Sandwiches
Smoked Salmon Mirrors:
chive cream cheese & salmon roe on white bread
Duck Rillette:
duck & curried mango chutney on toasted brioche
Pulled Citrus Braised Ham:
ham with mustard fruit on dark rye crostini

Petit Sweets
Warm Black Currant Scones
Fudge Dipped Strawberries
Chocolate Opera Cake
Fresh Fruit Tarts

Tea Selections
Black Currant Chinese Black Tea
Mandarin Orange Green Tea
English Breakfast Tea
Chamomile Herbal Tea

2010 Prices: Adults $40.00, Children Ages 6-10 $20.00

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