A Tradition With a Touch of Luxury: Afternoon Tea in Dublin

A Tradition With a Touch of Luxury: Afternoon Tea in Dublin
Embracing traditions is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in local culture. In Ireland, one of my favorite traditions is afternoon tea. This 3pm pick-me-up has been an important part of daily life in Dublin for generations. One of the best places in the city to indulge in this classic treat is the 5-star Merrion Hotel. This luxurious hotel takes the concept of afternoon tea and cookies to new heights, and provides a stunning atmosphere to boot. The Tradition: Afternoon tea became a part of...
June 25th, 2010 | Jessica Colley | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: hotel, Luxury, tea, top-feature

Celebrate National Iced Tea Month at remedy tea bar

Celebrate National Iced Tea Month at remedy tea bar
If you’re looking for a delicious summer stop (it is summer here in Seattle, isn’t it?), give Remedy tea Bar on Capitol Hill a try.  Along with offering delicious teas, salads, sandwiches, and other light fare, this is a great place to have a bit to eat, hang out, or do a little shopping.  Geeks rejoice – they have FREE wi-fi too! Occupying a subterranean Capitol Hill space, Remedy tea serves over 150 pure and house-blended organic teas.  The tea is stored in glossy white canisters and...
June 14th, 2010 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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Tea & Garden Tour at Green Springs Garden

Tea & Garden Tour at Green Springs Garden
... gardens at Green Spring Gardens & Manor, one of DC’s preeminent places for horticulture located in Alexandria, Virginia, followed by afternoon tea service. The house dates back to 1784 when farmer and land owner John Moss built Green Spring, the brick home on his 540 acre farm in Alexandria, Virginia.  What were once tobacco fields were turned into farmlands that produced wheat, corn, oats and rye, plus livestock.  Three generations of Moss’s lived there until the farm was sold in 1843. Thirty-five...
May 31st, 2010 | Jon Rochetti | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Events, featuredarticle, Food & Beverage, gardens, tea, Tours

Quinoa, The New Trendy Organic Bakery and Coffee Shop

... to be perfect. From the old antique shop, they kept the red front door, the arches and the old wooden stair into a mezzanine where you can have your tea, cake, lunch or just sit and read a magazine. The bakery is proud to announce it’s all 100% organic. The bread is simply delicious and they sell around 10 different varieties. On the coffee shop you can have lunch, natural juices and delicious, creative sandwiches – smoked salmon bagel with cream cheese and herbs (€4,20); and ham sandwich...
February 22nd, 2010 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Announcements, bread, brunch, cafe, Family Friendly, Food & Beverage, gourmet, lunch, organic, Outdoors & Recreation, pastries, Restaurants & Bars, tea, trendy

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea, by the Edinburgh Expert

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Tea, by the Edinburgh Expert
Want to know how to make the perfect cup of tea?  Well – I have a good idea after spending some time talking with Erica Moore, owner of eteaket, one of Edinburgh’s best cafes and without a doubt the best place in Edinburgh for a cup of tea.  Erica is the expert of all-things-tea so I was listening quite attentively on her tips for brewing the ultimate cup of tea. How to Make the Perfect Cup of tea When I arrived at eteaket, Erica didn’t waste any time before offering me a hot...
December 19th, 2009 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 5
Filed under: Restaurants & Bars, tea, top-feature

Discover Afternoon Tea at Arizona Biltmore

Discover Afternoon Tea at Arizona Biltmore
Are you beginning to get in the holiday mood?  Afternoon tea at the Arizona Biltmore (map)will take you back to a more gracious and sophisticated time.  The experience allows you to slow down and cherish time spent with friends and family.   A celebrated tradition, their Afternoon tea kicks off this month with special monthly themes.  Celebrate the holidays now throughout December at their Holiday tea, a Chocolate tea in February in celebration of Valentine’s Day, and a Mother’s Day tea during...
November 14th, 2009 | Heather Wright Schlichting | Read More | Comments: 1
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Photo Walk down Harbor Blvd. in Fullerton

Photo Walk down Harbor Blvd. in Fullerton
... (vegetarian), The Rockin’ Taco, Brownstone Cafe, or the good ol’ fallback, McDonald’s. Try something besides Starbucks for your tea and coffee with Lollicup, or… Tranquil tea Lounge, with an extensive four page tea menu! I recommend the Fijian Sunset, organic green tea with papaya and pineapple, in a environmentally friendly biodegradable cup! Harbor Blvd. in downtown also has some history, with the Fox Theater that is currently being renovated. The Landmark Plaza has been...
October 17th, 2009 | Abbie Mood | Read More | Comments: 0
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English tea par excellence – Earl Grey

English tea par excellence – Earl Grey
Regular readers know I have an obsession with tea… it’s a very English thing. (Not just English; one of my father’s Bulgarian friends depends on him to take packets of Taylors of Harrogate special mix over on the plane, and I’ve noticed French supermarkets now stock a much expanded range of tea.) A lot of the time I’m looking for new tea experiences – trying China White, or flavoured teas, or the Indian variation, spicy chai masala. But somehow I always seem to...
September 28th, 2009 | Andrea Kirkby | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Earl Grey, earl grey tea, featuredarticle, History & Information, tea

Watch (500) Days of Summer at the Palace IFC and enjoy delicious Parisian macarons at Le Goûter Bernardaud

... and foreign favourites from all over the world every week.   On to the next great thing in IFC Mall: Le Goûter Bernardaud is a modern Parisian tea salon that offers a menu filled with filling power breakfast meals, delicious lunch and dinner sets, afternoon tea and French chocolates, macarons and other desserts.   The scrumptious Parisian macarons are absolutely mouthwatering and are the main reason why I dine at the stylish eatery. For HK$12 a piece, it’s pretty pricey but your money is well...
September 7th, 2009 | Jessy DB | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: cinemas, dessert, indie films, Parisian macarons, Restaurants & Bars, tea, The Arts

Fly high in a helicopter and see Hong Kong from up above at The Peninsula

... sure to send your senses soaring! The Peninsula Hong Kong is offering a selection of ‘High Flyer‘ packages featuring lunch, afternoon tea or a spa treatment, together with a spectacular helicopter ride across Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour.   The helicopter ride promises to give you a breathtaking view of Hong Kong with its oversized windows. Explore the city’s tallest skyscrapers, including a bird’s eye view of Happy Valley’s racetrack. This is your chance to get a full view...
September 7th, 2009 | Jessy DB | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Family Friendly, helicopter ride, Hotels & Places to Stay, spas, tea, Tours

Fabrico Infinito – fancy art gallery and tea room

... is unique. At Rua Dom Pedro V, between Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real, this shop combines an art gallery, a unique design product area and a tea room (serving meals) with an enchanting garden. You can find books, art, jewellery, furniture, one-of-a-kind chandeliers and many other things. You can then have a city break at the garden and taste their excellent delicacies – excellent cakes, teas and brunchs. This is a new fancy art gallery where the details are looked upon. Rua Dom Pedro V, 74 (see...
May 27th, 2009 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: art gallery, Family Friendly, garden, Restaurants & Bars, Shopping, tea, The Arts

A New Place for Afternoon Tea in Edinburgh

O’Briens, a lovely chain sandwich and coffee shop on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, is currently offering a fantastic offer: Afternoon tea for Two for £9.99. They’re not just offering “cream tea” (tea and scones) but this is the proper deal. I didn’t manage to get a picture, but what you’ll get is a towering array of scones, cakes, and finger sandwiches, something like this: If you’re not a fan of the afternoon tea, you can also just pop in for a fair...
May 21st, 2009 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: afternoon tea, o'brians, Restaurants & Bars, royal mile, scones, tea

Hidden Tea – One of Barcelona’s Secret Restaurant/Cafes

... How had I noticed this little place before? Probably because unless you’re looking for Salterio, you’ll never find it. To get a good cup of tea and breathe in a bit of ‘real’ Barcelona, check out this cellar-like tea spot. It only consists of one room, which is adorned with candles, flowers, cushions and low tables. tea-drinkers sit close together and chat softly about deep things like the meaning of life….or at least that’s what I imagined them to be talking about as I shared a bottle...
March 12th, 2009 | thebarcelonaguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, cafe, hidden, History & Information, Restaurants & Bars, tea, Tours

Tea Time at Starbucks on January 13th

... frothy coffee fix. No worries, as Starbucks has just expanded on their drink menu – reaching out to those non-coffee drinkers with their new tea beverages. These aren’t bland beverages that you’ll take one sip and pass on, but rather some pretty tasty indulgences. Ready to become addicted to another Starbucks specialty? Try for yourself, as on Tuesday, January 13th, Starbucks will be featuring their very own tea time. Starting at 2:00 pm, they will be complimentary tea and food...
January 6th, 2009 | klynch | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: lattes, Restaurants & Bars, starbucks, tazo, tea

Great Weather for a visit to Brown’s Tea Bar

... not because now is just a perfect time for you to visit one of my absolute favorite coffee shops in all of Munich. Once you step into Brown’s tea Bar, you will want to do nothing more than whisper to that special friend or loved one over a hot cup of their delicious teas or coffees. Complete with a faux fireplace, this tea bar is exactly what you would expect a traditional English tea shop to be. The plush velvet couches, old books lining the walls and busts of someone who was probably important...
November 13th, 2008 | themunichguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: british, cafe, delicatessen, english, Family Friendly, pastries, Restaurants & Bars, tea