Monday, September 2, 2019

Afternoon Tea at the Empress, Victoria, BC

One of the highlights of a recent trip to Victoria, British Columbia, was afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel. Here are a few photos of that elegant experience.
(Click on photos to enlarge for a closer look.)

Opened in 1908, the Empress overlooks Victoria's Inner Harbor.

Just a few of the items included
in the tea service
My granddaughter was delighted with the selection of goodies
on the children's menu. Hourglasses let us know when our
tea had steeped to perfection.

Beautiful presentation and delicious, too.


Afternoon tea at the Empress was a delightful experience, especially fun since I shared it with my granddaughter and daughter-in-law.
For more information about tea at the Empress (history, menus, etc.) look HERE.
For a look at a similar feast much closer to my home, check out tea service at the Secret Garden Tea Room and Gift Shop in Sumner, WA, HERE.



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16 comments:

Dace Pedecis said...

Very elegant indeed! Perfect for such a delightful young lady. Looks like a fun time was had by all.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Yes, it was a special (and delicious!) occasion.

restlessjo said...

Way too many calories, Sandra :) :) Hope you walked it all off afterwards.

Phil Slade said...

A Grand Afternoon Tea will be very exciting for your granddaughter. She looks to be loving it. So would I.

Hootin' Anni said...

Simply wonderful!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

A tasty tea indeed!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I have enjoyed afternoon tea in an elegant place on occasion...and nothing says serenity like such a treat.

Great photos and story. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen Looseleaf said...

I love a high tea! Tea rooms and botanical gardens are a must.

Billy Blue Eyes said...

What you need is a proper english afternoon tea. Nothing like it

Colleen L. Reece said...

This brings back memories! Victoria is such a special place and how great that you could go with family.

carol l mckenna said...

Oh how elegant and divine ~ especially with your sweet looking granddaughter ~ lovely photos too. ^_^

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Junieper/Jesh said...

Every girl needs an elegant time at some point:) Happy you enjoyed it!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

There's a new place here that is having afternoon tea once or twice a month and it sounds very nice. I love stuff like that.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

One of my wife's sisters lives in Victoria so we visit from time to time. Great city and the Empress Hotel is legendary.

Sharon Wagner said...

I'm drooling. I love afternoon teas.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

High tea in this elegant hotel is a wonderful experience ... and sharing with your granddaughter and DIL would make it even more special. How lovely for all of you!