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Old 03-08-2010, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Has anyone here ever gone to Sunday Afternoon Tea At The Mansion on O Street? I saw an ad for it and it looked intriguing since they say you can explore over 100 rooms and 32 secret doors while you're there. (What can I say, I'm a person who loves snooping around old mansions. )

So this sounds like something that could put me in a spring-like mood. The only problem is I hate driving all the way to DC. Which brings me to the next question. Anyone know of any other teas that are closer to Loudoun?

BTW, if you've never heard of high tea, it's more than just getting a cuppa Earl Grey. This particular tea has an afternoon buffet of pastries, clotted cream, preserves, exotic cheese, garden fresh vegetables, vegetarian dishes, and a variety of "Mansion-baked" scones.

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Old 03-08-2010, 07:41 AM
 
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That sounds interesting.

I always go to high tea when I am in Disney World (believe it or not). The Grand Floridian has one of the best teas going. They definitely have the best golden raisin scones.

I've been to the tea at the Ritz Carlton in Pentagon City (just okay). My cousin got married at a hotel in DC this past December (I'm going to have to think of the name--its a big fancy one) and they served tea in their lobby. I didn't go to it but the menu looked good and the tea I had at the reception was divine.

I don't know of any closer to Loudon but you'd probably have luck in the Tyson's area.
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Old 03-08-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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The British Pantry in Aldie.
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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There was an article about this in the paper a few days ago. I guess tea parties must be the hot new thing to do.

SerendipiTEA—Historic British tradition enriches friendships | LoudounTimes.com
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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My daughter and I went to a Girl Scout tea just yesterday to hear an author of some of the American Girl stories speak. It was lots of fun, and it got us talking about going to a "real" tea.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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I guess tea parties must be the hot new thing to do.
LOL, Sarah Palin said the same thing just the other day... I think you have to call it high tea now. If you're invited to a tea party these days it may not involve scones or crumpets. Especially if the invite comes from the GOP Headquarters.
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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If you're going to get high tea, don't forget to point your little finger!
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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I ♥♥♥ high tea! Preferably with Devonshire clotted cream, but I'm not picky.

Choices by Shawn in Fairfax City offers an "afternoon tea" in four different price tiers - I haven't tried it yet (I've just eaten dinner there - which was excellent, BTW), but it looks really fun. The web site says to make reservations, but it doesn't say what time of day the 'teas' are normally held. (Maybe they're flexible.)

Afternoon Tea | Choices By Shawn
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