Tomorrow, September 3 is the birthday of Anna Duchess of Bedford, the creator of afternoon tea—and what better way to celebrate royalty than with royal tea!
By now, Disney Parks Blog readers know how much I love afternoon tea—whether it’s the Classic Afternoon Tea at Disneyland Hotel or the place where I experienced my very first afternoon tea—at Garden View Tea Room sponsored by Twinings of London at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
Recently, Afternoon Tea at Garden View Tea Room received a menu makeover, and now features the largest selection of Twinings loose-leaf teas, all of which are exclusive to Walt Disney World Resort. The stars of the new tea menu are the Twinings Signature Blends – served exclusively in the United States at the Garden View Tea Room – whether you select Perfect Afternoon, Garden Party or After Dinner Mint, you can’t go wrong. Pure Black and Flavored Black Teas, Oolong, Green and White Teas and caffeine-free Herbal Infusions are also available.
Can’t decide on a tea? Our Imperial Tea Master and Certified Tea Sommelier are ready to help, in addition to all of the incredibly knowledgeable servers. On our recent visit, our server Michelle helped us select the perfect tea blends to suit our tastes.
Teas are available in several ‘shires’ or packages, including The Bedfordshire Tea, The Derbyshire Tea, The Cheshire Tea, The Berkshire Tea and The Yorkshire Tea. Of course, there is a special tea available for guests age 3-9, Mrs. Potts includes tea sandwiches, a jam tart, delicate house-made pastries and a special ‘dark tea’ (chocolate milk).
Reservations can be made by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dine, or by calling 407-WDW-DINE. How will you celebrate afternoon tea? Let us know in the comments below!