A Practically Perfect Afternoon Tea

Mother’s Day came up quickly.  My brother and I planned a special afternoon for our mom.  Deciding where to spend our time with her on her day is always a bit of a challenge.  If we could have taken her to WDW this year I know the exact location for a memorable day.  Recently, I had my first experience at The Garden View Tea Room.  It was practically perfect in every way!

The Garden View Tea Room is at the Grand Floridian Resort.  A beautiful location!  Walking through the lovely and peaceful grounds from the boat launch helped set the mood for my afternoon treat.  The lobby of the Grand Floridian is breathtaking.  Upon stepping up to the welcome desk of the lounge I was greeted warmly and shown to my table by a handsome and polite host. As I took my seat, and spent a moment taking in the beauty of my window view, I immediately relaxed.  I said out loud ” Oh my!  I am definitely in for a special treat!”.  My host smiled and crisply opened my napkin onto my lap with a professional brisk snap.

I ordered the Bedfordshire Tea with the flavored Enchanted Forest pot of tea.  My tray of treats and teapot were served quickly.  Everything was delicious!  The black tea had complimentary hints of vanilla, raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry essence.  The flavorful blend paired nicely with the delectable sweets and savories.  I enjoyed every bite of the tea sandwiches and relished each morsel of the pastries.  The strawberries and crème provided a perfect finale to my lunch.  A true value at $35 and very filling.  The entire afternoon meal was pleasantly not rushed.  The tea room of The Grand Floridian is a transformative setting that provides a nice respite from the parks.  Practically perfect in every way!

If you are ever looking for a special treat away from the parks while at Walt Disney World, I highly recommend having tea at The Garden View Tea Room.  The tea could be especially nice when celebrating an event, or if you would like to honor a special person in your life.  You will also enjoy this experience solo.  I certainly enjoyed my afternoon tea during the time before my family arrived on property. Parties of all sizes are shown wonderful hospitality. Service was impeccable.  I will definitely return on future trips.

I hope that you had a wonderful Mother’s Day no matter where you were this year.  Spending time with friends and family is what is important. My family delights in the smiles and hugs that we can share together no matter where we end up having lunch.  Sharing time with mom is priceless!   I wish the same happy times for you.  Always enjoy the day and create practically perfect memories with those you love.


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