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IMG_4341What do you get for a little girl who doesn’t really need anything? Tea at the Four Seasons of course! My niece’s birthday was months ago, but due to various commitments we weren’t able to plan a date until now. Four of us met out at the Four Season in our finest tea party attire to celebrate! My niece showed up in a fancy dress and her light up tiara – managing to win the hearts of many that day.

IMG_0506The adults at the table had the royal tea ($40) that comes with: A Glass of Kir Royal, scones and tea bread, strawberry jam, lemon curd and Devonshire cream, selection of tea sandwiches and pastries, served with a pot of brewed tea of choice.

IMG_0507They have a delicious selection of teas:

Black Raspberry – Black Tea Infused with the Delectable Fruitiness of Black Raspberries and Dried Fruit

Blue Flower Earl Grey – Black Tea with Soothing Bergamot Oil and Accented with Blue Cornflower Petals

Crimson Berry – Lively Herbal Tea Made with Elderberries, Grapes, Currants, Bilberries and Hibiscus

Darjeeling – Indian Champagne of Black Teas, Delicate and Flowery with a Golden Colour

English Breakfast – Orange Pekoe Black Tea, Well Balanced and Bright with an Apricot Fruit Flavour

Ginger Lemon – Herbal Tea, Blending Cut Root Ginger, Linden Flower, and Lemongrass

Irish Breakfast – Breakfast-Style Black Tea Noted for its Strength, Body and Colour and a Hearty, Malty Flavour

China Green Jade – Organic Variety of Rolled Chinese Green Tea with a Subtle Sweet Finish

Jasmine – China Green Tea Infused with Jasmine Flowers, Producing a Fragrant, Delicate Cup

Lemon Camomile – Herbal Tea, Blending the Camomile with Lemongrass and Lavender Flowers

Oolong Jade – Famed Green Oolong from Taiwan

Rooibos Vanilla – Organic Red Bush from South Africa Blended with Bourbon Vanilla

Sencha Green – Delicate, Yet Rich, with a Clean Vegetal Flavor and a Distinct Sweet Finish

Wild Mint – Mint Herbal Tea, Very Aromatic, Complex and Refreshing

Decaffeinated English Breakfast-Earl Gray – Decaffeinated Black Tea, Retaining a Maximum of Flavour

IMG_0510The scones were by far our favorite – really light and delicious – good with both the jam and the lemon curd.

IMG_0513I’ve never been a huge fan of tea sandwiches. Included on today’s plate was a shrimp salad sandwich, a chicken salad sandwich and a tomato, mozzarella and basil pesto sandwich.

IMG_0515For dessert there was a boston creme pie puff, a lemon tart and a spice cake of sorts.

Not pictured was the children’s Georgetown cupcake tea ($16):

Each offering is served with hot chocolate or juice.

Lava Fudge Cupcake with Vanilla Frosting, Fudge Star and Rainbow Baubles
Boston Creme Cupcake with Whipped Ganache Frosting and Green Sparkling Sanding Sugar
Lemon Blossom Cupcake with Lemon Frosting, Yellow Fondant Flower

We had a lovely afternoon – certainly a fun thing to do for a special occasion!

Four Seasons Bristol Lounge

200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
http://www.fourseasons.com/boston/dining/afternoon_tea/

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IMG_2193Every year in June, Langham hotels around the world celebrate the anniversary of Europe’s first grand luxury hotel, which opened in 1865. This year, the Langham Boston invited me to join them for “Tiffin at the Langham” afternoon tea, celebrating their 149th anniversary.Tea is served in The Reserve, a lounge in the lobby, that has been newly renovated. It looks like it is a set from Mad Men with the bold patterns, mirrors and gold bar.

They have a lovely selection of tea in the following flavors:

The Langham tea blends
The Langham breakfast, Palm Court exotic, Silk road or English flower
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Harney & Sons teas
White tea, White peach, Green tea
Japanese sencha
Lung ching, Jasmine dragon pearl, Tropical green, Pomegranate oolong, Black tea, Darjeeling
English breakfast, Earl grey, supreme, Boston, Pu’erh, Lapsang souchong
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Decaffeinated earl grey, Herbal infusions, Chamomile, Peppermint, Mint verbena

IMG_2194The tea sandwiches included the following:

House smoked salmon mousseline on Boston brown bread
Chicken, tomato and spring onion salad on sour dough bread
Pink grapefruit crab and dill salad in a phyllo tart
English cucumber and pimento, cheese brioche

IMG_2196They served traditional cream scones with Devonshire clotted cream, strawberry jam and lemon curd.

IMG_2199For dessert, a pink almond macaron pop.

IMG_2198Valrhona chocolate dipped strawberry, peppermint buttercream chocolate cupcake, raspberry mousse tartlet.

Disclosure: The Langham provided me with complimentary tea service for me and a guest.

The Reserve at the Langham

250 Franklin Street

Boston, MA

Visit their website here and make a reservation with Open Table here.

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