From 2pm-5pm every day tea is served at the Garden View Lounge. You must make reservations as you would with any other sit down dining option on property. My mom and I arrived on time and only had to wait for about 5 minutes before a table opened up. The Lounge is directly off the main lobby so you can hear the piano playing while you sip your tea and champagne.
|First Course-oops I took a bite before I took a picture!|
|Second Course-Lemon Curd, Butter, Jam|
|Dessert-my favorite! (Can you tell I like chocolate?)|
I had the Masala Black Tea Chai which was one of the seasonal offerings. My mother chose the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, isn't that a fun name!? I enjoyed both-- mine was more of a traditional tea where my mothers was more fruity. Each pot of tea hold about 4 cups, so we had plenty to share with each other.
There were a few grandmothers, mothers, daughters enjoying tea together as well as families, dads, and daughters. It really was a place for everyone, not just girls can enjoy afternoon tea! Although I'm very glad I was able to try something new and spend the afternoon with my mother, this isn't something I would put on my "to-do" list for every trip. It's nice for a celebration, or a special afternoon outing.
QOTD: Have you ever attended afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian? When would it be something you would consider trying?