For someone who’s such a self-proclaimed sweet tooth, I’ve only been to a handful of high teas in my lifetime. While my list of places to check off reaches the floor, it just seems like there’s never an occasion special enough for high tea because it’s just so… extravagant. So naturally, it was pretty special when I visited the Gallery Tea Lounge at the Sheraton a few weeks ago for a friend’s 21st! Throw in the buffet aspect of it, and oh my glob. To say that I was in sugary, cream-filled heaven would be an understatement…
There’s the option of a teapot for each person included in the price ($49 per head), but you can also get hot chocolate or coffee if you’re so inclined. True to form, I got plain old English breakfast tea, although they also had Earl Grey and green tea options.
There’s just no good way of photographing buffet food, but those cakes were SO good. Pistachio mousse, flourless orange cake and blueberry cheesecake, not to mention a nice selection of savouries. Did I mention there was a waffle station with various toppings and ice cream?! I definitely need one in my future home now.
My only regrets? Not taking a box of goodies home with me. To really get your money’s worth you’d probably have to eat way more than I did, even I though I was practically rolling out the door when two hours were up. In fact, I was feeling the after effects of all that sugar for the rest of the day and well into the next morning, if that’s any indication of how much I ate… Anyone else out there a fan of high tea? Tell me about the best one you’ve been to!