Mmmmmm! What a perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon! Sipping tea and eating pasteries!
First treat – fresh strawberries with a dollop of fresh whip cream on top.
Then arrived the steaming pots of tea. One jasmine. One berry.
Next a tiered plate of treats. The first tier of sandwiches included:
- Smoked Salmon Pinwheel
- Mango and Curried Chicken
- Carrot and Ginger and Cream Cheese
- Free Range Egg Salad Croissant
- Mushroom Pate Crostini
The middle tier was filled with scones. A freshly baked golden raisin scone, with strawberry jam and Empress Cream.
The top tier (saved the best for last) was filled with assorted pastries:
- Battenberg Cake
- Lemon Curd and Berry Tart (Bailie’s favorite, she even tried to eat mine)
- Rose Petal Shortbread
- Green Tea Cheesecake
- Chocolate Tulip withWild Cherry (Although the prettiest, this one was not Bailie’s favorite as the cherry ended up on her plate)
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More about our tea selection:
JASMINE BUTTERFLY – Jasmine tea is one of the most pleasant tasting green teas available, with a captivating floral bouquet that invigorates the senses. Surprisingly full bodied, the flavour is enhanced with Jasmine blossoms, providing a visual appeal to which few other teas can aspire.
BERRY BERRY – This caffeine- free blend of herb and fruit tea was formulated specially for Fairmont Empress guests wishing to enjoy a healthy and refreshing beverage that is both bold and bright. Server hot or cold, this blend is slightly tart, combining the essence of orange and pineapple with hibiscus petals, rosehip chips, elderberries, dried currants and the natural flavours of strawberries, red currants and cream.