Pinkies up! High Tea at the King Edward….

I had the pleasure of having high tea at the Le Meridien King Edward hotel Friday, August 19th.

Normally I would wear a hat of some sort but due to it being casual Friday, I didn’t even have a fascinator….shocking!

In attendance besides myself were my mother in law, and my husbands aunt (aunt-in-law?).  Not many photos since the food we ordered was devoured but here is what I did capture:

le menu

My beautiful tea cup

Party of 3 for tea....

So we ended up ordering (food) the:

1. King’s Tea-scones, finger sandwiches, desserts (3 tiers)

2. Ploughman’s tea-finger sandwiches, pate (1 tier)

3. Bento Box tea-Asian inspired pork bun, salmon, dumpling, egg tart (1 tier)

As far as tea, I ordered the Jasmine which seems to be my standard.  I prefer a lighter tea in the afternoon and have never been a fan of black tea!  My m-in-law had the ‘King Edward’ Tea and my husbands aunt had the ‘Royal Wedding’ tea.

Tea is more about the socializing than the actual food. The tea itself was a standard Jasmine, not too exciting.  Food was great but miniature as it should be.  However by ordering 3 different teas, we were all able to have enough and not have to order anything additional.

I like having an afternoon tea as opposed to drinking alcohol on a patio.  It’s a great alternative and a more ‘personal’ setting.

Do you like tea? Have you ever been to high tea?

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  • Liz (Beauty Reductionista)

    I have had high tea at King Eddy. It’s nice but I have to be in a certain kind of mood for it and also go with people I always have a good time with. There’s nothing more awkward than having high tea with someone you want to punch in the face.

    I’m not much of a tea drinker but Earl Grey never fails to sooth the soul.

    • meredith

      @Liz-agreed! I would not be able to attend tea with someone who disgusts me!

      It is a certain-type-of-mood kind of thing. I don’t go that often so that when it comes up, I am usually excited. I just wish they would make the sandwiches even a tad bigger 🙂

      Thanks for the comment!

  • Kerri

    I love high tea – it’s my favourite thing to do on a weekend afternoon. Have not yet made it to the King Eddie but can highly recommend the Windsor Arms, if only for their amazing service and charming mismatched tea cups.

    • meredith

      @Kerri and I have always wanted to try the Windsor Arms…I have heard tons of raves! Mismatched tea cups ….sounds charming for sure.

      Tea isn’t my favorite (yet) but I do like going once a month 🙂 I think if I had a huge fascinator/hat and tea outfit I would enjoy it more!

  • Shivani

    I love high tea but sadly there are practically NO places in Calgary for high tea 🙁 Thank god I’m moving to Vancouver. Looks like you had a great time 🙂

    • meredith

      @shivani geez nothing in Calgary? Wow.
      When are you moving and more importantly why??? I assume you are happy to be relocating?

  • Cherry

    Never been but would like the experience. I like tea but I like coffee even more.
    Thumbs up for you having a good time. Thumbs down for no food pics =(

    • meredith

      @Cherry so let’s schedule a tea! I have to warn you though-it is NOT that budget friendly!

      Yes food pics next time. Did you see that Kerri commented below on Windsor Arms? That may be fun….or a Saturday tea in your neck of the woods?

      • Cherry

        ummm heck yah, didn’t we discuss this over a month ago? let’s get it moving! I don’t mind it being in TO, I have a monthly GO pass after all. I don’t have a fancy British feathered hat…..can I wear my cowboy hat – and still sit at your table?

        • meredith

          okay I will work on it!

  • Alicia

    You always go to the best events! When I move to Toronto, you and I will be hanging out on weekends 🙂

    • meredith

      @Alicia I am glad that you said ‘when’ and not ‘if’

      Make it happen girl…..