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Remember how I said it was the last time? And I promised? I lied.

 

Went for the Grand Tea this time, which comes with a glass of sparkling wine and some duck pâté (that I didn't eat and gave to my husband).

 

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Love those onion tarts.

 

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Our server must have overheard me say this was insufficient clotted cream, because she brought me another tray after this one was done.

 

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This was new since the last time I was here. It's a bananas foster trifle.

 

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Yum! I'm glad you lied and went back. I love seeing the pictures of the tea. Just wish clotted cream had a different name!

 

They also refer to it as Devonshire cream, which takes longer to say but you're right that it sounds more appealing!

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I am thinking about surprising DW and DD with a trip to the tea room. The princess tea party is $250 for my DW and DD. Ouch!

Do you think a 9 year old would enjoy the regular tea service? It's a lot more affordable.

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I am thinking about surprising DW and DD with a trip to the tea room. The princess tea party is $250 for my DW and DD. Ouch!

Do you think a 9 year old would enjoy the regular tea service? It's a lot more affordable.

 

I haven't been to the princess tea party so I can't compare the two, but in the afternoon they do still offer a children's version of the tea menu (Mrs Potts Tea). The setting is somewhat formal/quiet by Disney standards, but I've seen kids there when I've gone who did fine.

 

I think as long as you can manage expectations (quiet respite from the buzz of activity elsewhere, not a character-filled high energy activity) it's a nice little tranquil break.

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Ray I haven't gone, but I would think your daughter would like the regular tea with her mom. Check the menu first, but she would probably like doing something a litte more on the grown up side. I forget, how old is she? 9?

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I am thinking about surprising DW and DD with a trip to the tea room. The princess tea party is $250 for my DW and DD. Ouch!

Do you think a 9 year old would enjoy the regular tea service? It's a lot more affordable.

My girls went at that age and loved it. They get chocolate milk in a teapot, and their sandwiches are PB & J. We've made it a tradition and they're all teens now.

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My wife is a fan of the HTT (hoity toity tea).  She dragged me there once.  

 

Just once.  

 

She took the reds there also (6 and 4 now).  

 

They liked it. 

 

I do not.

 

Must be a girl thing.  

 

I'm okay with that.

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My wife is a fan of the HTT (hoity toity tea). She dragged me there once.

Just once.

She took the reds there also (6 and 4 now).

They liked it.

I do not.

Must be a girl thing.

I'm okay with that.

Speaking of the reds we need some updated pics

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Speaking of the reds we need some updated pics

 

 

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We've missed the reds. 

 

 

We'll get there.  Let me ease back in first!  

 

I actually have a couple mini-trip reports I should probably throw together before our next one comes up...pretty soon I might add.  I might have been absent from here for awhile, but we didn't stop going to the Fort!

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Went to tea yesterday 5/8/14. It was very nice. We found it more than a snack and ended up skipping dinner. We had tea at 3:40. DH like everything but the cucumber sandwich, the bread was made with caraway seed. Neither if us had the egg sandwich and I liked the pear one the best. The service was great. The manager took over a year ago. He is very knowledgable.

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Dug up some of my tea room pics from assorted trips in the last few years...

 

Tuna Poke from the Princess Kate meal (my favorite)

 

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Cheese plate - everything on here is awesome, including the biscuits

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Desserts...

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Full dessert tray with all choices

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Strawberries and cream dessert option

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A more current photo of the finger sandwiches - the egg salad was my favorite.

 

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Back for tea again and this time the sandwiches were different. Bye bye salmon, and the pear & stilton.

 

The two new ones are the open faced ones you see - beet on the left, tomato on the right.

 

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Nothing new to report on the scone and tart front.

 

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Pastry course seems to get a tiny bit less good each time. If you opt out of the strawberries & cream, or the seasonal pumpkin trifle, they bring this plate of pastries. Before you used to be able to choose from a selection of pastries, but now they're pre-plated. Eclair, chocolate covered strawberry, orange mousse swan.

 

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Still tasty and I'll still keep going.

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