High Tea isn’t just for Royalty
You can buy a million different things in the world for Mother’s Day, personally, it’s the thought that counts at the end of the day. Sunday I wanted to give my mom an experience, a memory and something we would always remember, I mean she is going to be a grandma in less than 3 months (and a hot one at that!). Then that light bulb in my head went on and just like that I knew… HIGH TEA!
I have always wanted to have high tea, so when I heard the luxury boutique hotel Windsor Arms was having a special Mother’s Day high tea event in their Tea Room, it was a need. – Not to mention the closest I will ever feel to being Kate Middleton- DUH!
This is an experience I recommend everyone try at some point, the minute we walked into the tea room we gasped and had to take multiple photos. The deep purples, sparkly and velvet chairs, a chandelier that would make anyone’s mouth drop, we didn’t know where to start. We sat down and each table has different vintage tea cups (I should’ve worn a tutu), with three little homemade jams to the side.
The queen of the day my momma ordered “Snow White,” an apple tea, which you could smell a mile away. While I got “Tibetan Tiger” which had Chocolate Bits, Vanilla, Organic Rooibos & Black Tea. When I saw we got our own teapots I was amazed. LOVED IT!
They then bring you out… THE GOODIES! A dainty little three tiered serving platter, with perfect little nibblies. They looked so amazing I didn’t even want to eat them… but we did… pretty much all of them!
- The bottom of the three tiered platter had four of the freshest Scones I had ever tasted.
- The middle tier was a presentation of mini Fresh Sandwiches:
Potato Blinis with Smoked Salmon Rosette
Pinwheel Egg Salad
Vegetarian with Sundried Tomato Paste and Dill Cream Cheese
Croque Monsieur (AKA classy HAM AND CHEESE)
Goat Cheese and Caramelized Shallot Tart (okay hands down my favourite, I could’ve eaten a plate full of just that thank you very much)
- The top tier is what they like to call “Petits Fours”
Mini Red Velvet Cupcake
Little Mocha Cake
Little Lemon Meringue Tart (which my mom LOVES)
A MINI TEA CUP MADE OF CHOCOLATE… filled with a cheesecake mousse.
….And remember ladies, if you don’t want tea you could always add a little bubbly to your experience, CHAMPAGNE PLEASE!
With our teapots being constantly topped up with hot water, our conversations about everything going on in life, and being in the perfect environment, I feel like Windsor Arms really did give us an experience. But most importantly a memory we could never forget and my momma deserved that.
NOW ALL I NEED TO DO IS REVIEW THE ROOMS AND STAY A NIGHT AT THAT HOTEL AND MY LIFE WILL FEEL SO MUCH MORE WHOLE! —THIS IS A NEED FOLKS!
Want to wear a big fancy hat because it just isn’t High Tea without it… The Windsor Arms Hotel has partnered with Look Good Feel Better for their Give Back Program to support women with cancer. You get to pick the hat of your choice and you give a $5.00 donation per hat to a great cause with all the proceeds going to Look Good Feel Better.
FEEDBACK FROM EXTRA SPARKLES PLEASE
You can have High Tea 7 days!!!
Monday to Friday – $38.00 /person
Saturday & Sunday – $45.00/person
Holidays – $60.00 /person
And I will let you guys know when I get to stay in that hotel… a girl can dream right?