Saturday, March 06, 2010

Historic Hotels Embrace British Tea Traditions

Historic Hotels of the Rockies Embrace British Tea Traditions
(from a press release)

The West may be wild, but it is also refined. Historic Hotels of the Rockies, a collection of classic hotels that date from the early frontier days, give visitors the opportunity to indulge in the lovely British tradition of afternoon tea. Historic Hotels of the Rockies including the Castle Marne, the Delaware Hotel, the Nagel Warren Mansion, the Historic Elk Mountain Hotel, the Plaza Hotel, the Hotel Colorado and the Grand Union Hotel are a few places where stopping in for a spot of tea will satisfy the stomach as well as nourish the soul.

Traditional afternoon tea usually begins between 2:00 and 4:00 PM. The tea is served with both lemon and milk; cream is considered to be too heavy to accompany tea. For nibbles, afternoon tea combines both sweet and savory choices such as fresh scones served with lemon curd, clotted cream and preserves, quiche or savory tarts, fresh fruit and delicate finger sandwiches. All of these are artfully arranged and presented to guests amid Victorian-era or other historic settings.


Canadian Tea Gifts
RedUmbrella Tea, Canada’s Loose Leaf Tea Co.

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