First, let's start with tea at the Grand Floridian.
(picture taken on the monorail on the way back to the Magic Kingdom)
This was my first time having tea at the Garden View Lounge in the Grand Floridian. The hotel is so elegant, I would love to stay there one day!
Outside of the Lounge are tiles with Mrs. Potts
and Chip from Beauty and the Beast.
The tea room had lovely tall windows looking out on a beautiful garden:
We were shown to a table
My mother (who had accompanied me to tea) and I both got the Buckingham Tea.
We each selected our own pot of tea from the large tea list in the menu:
Mom tried the Garden View Blend (a black tea with floral overtones of flowery Earl Grey) and I had the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, a black tea with vanilla and natural fruit, including passion fruit and pomegranate.
Tea started with the sandwich course:
For our next course, we had a raisin scone served with lemon curd, clotted cream, and strawberry jam.
Also served with the scone course was a strawberry jam tart. The tart and scone were both delicious!
For the dessert course, we had the option to have strawberries and cream, a English trifle, or to pick two different pastries from a selection. My mother and I choose the pastries, and were brought a plate full of different selections.
There were chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate éclairs, apple crumb bars, and the two desserts I tried:
As I was leaving the Grand Floridian to head back to join the rest of my family at the Magic Kingdom, I passed the below window advertising a tea with the princesses for little girls:
I'm sharing this tea on:
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Bernideen's Tea in the Garden
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups