Last week while Steve and I were in Las Vegas we made a special visit to the Mandarin Oriental to partake of their afternoon tea.
It was amazing! Let me show you. (Click photos for a larger view.)
First we were served perfectly steeped tea — Steve chose the Mandarin Orange (specially blended for the hotel chain), while I went with my comfort tea, Golden Tippy Assam. You can find the latter and much more at TeaLeaves.com.
Next came the tea tray — isn’t that a marvelous design? Our server suggested we start with the scones in order to enjoy them warm with the devonshire cream and preserves (we had a choice of apricot or cranberry). That’s always seemed the proper order to me, you know? Sweet, then savory, and then MEGA SWEET to finish. Yum.
This really was one of the best afternoon teas I’ve had in a long time. Such attention to detail in the food offerings! And the servers were attentive without being obtrusive. Highly recommended!