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Afternoon tea in Portland and Seattle.

I am looking for an original English afternoon tea in Portland and Seattle... Looking for one with Canapes, desserts, scones with clotted cream and of course a good tea.

Thank you all.

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  1. I think the Heathman Hotel in PDX still does one.

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    1. re: Leonardo

      Do you remember what is included and where? Thanks. :)

      1. re: josephml1

        Here's the link for the Heathman Tea (in Portland): http://www.heathmanrestaurantandbar.c...

        To the right is a menu link, elsewhere are directions, etc.

        It's up to $24.95, but it is a lovely setting and the sweets and sandwiches are good. Tea itself is OK...I've had better, but it isn't bad.

        I've been twice in the last two years and have reservations at the end of the month. It's a nice experience.

        BTW, reservations are usually required...

        1. re: JillO

          It looks pretty good Thanks.. :::))))

    2. The Queen Mary Tea Room just north of University Village in Seattle should fit the bill. They have a vast assortment of teas and the best scones I've ever tasted. If you go now it is decorated in the most darling way for Christmas.


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        1. re: Roo

          i found the queen mary to be incredibly pretentious (my guest was 'not allowed' to have cream for her tea) and the smell of the birds kept in the window was nearly overpowering.

          1. re: howard 1st

            Is it possible to have afternoon high tea without pretention? If so, please kindly tell me where, because my pinkies are turning numb . . .

            1. re: Roo

              My husband and I had tea on Saturday at Elizabeth and Alexander's Tea Room in Bothell (http://www.e-a-englishtearoom.com/) and loved it. The best scones we've had *ever*, all food except crumpets made in-house, and a fabulous wait staff. They're pretty busy with the lunch crowd from 11:30-1, and do take reservations. The atmosphere is comfortable. While it may not be as fancy as other places (Sorrento, Fairmont), the food and service makes up for it.

          2. re: Roo

            It looks very good... Thank you for mention it :::))))

          3. Tea at the Chinese garen is one of my favorites. But not English ; (.

            1. The Sorrento Hotel (900 Madison in Seattle) has a wonderful Tea Service. It's also a beautiful room.

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                1. re: sweetwankle

                  Definitive one of my top options... thanks :)

              1. Thank You very much for your opinions I really Love the afternoon Tea... Is so relax and peaceful...

                If you have any other choices also in portland, please let me know.

                1. Well this isn't exactly in Portland but it is a place I go to once a month with my girlfriends. We LOVE it. It's called Myrtles Teahouse in Ridgefield, Washington. It's quaint...yet elegant and the sandwiches are to die for! Her tomato basil bisque soup is also to die for. We love the atmosphere and she has a little gift shop attached as well. I buy something eevry single time I go.

                  Also, this is the cheapest price I have seen in this area. My recommendation is to get the Miss Myrtle Tea. :) Right now it's called the Merry Myrtles Tea for the holidays.


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                  1. re: misha503

                    Excellent advice...Thank You :), also the price is very accessible... i will have a Car In Portland, so definitive i will be there ;)ยด


                    1. re: josephml1

                      The absolute best is The Secret Garden in Sumner!!! Very Nice.

                  2. I have not been, but I have recently heard about the Lavender Tea House in Sherwood: http://www.lavenderteahouse.com/

                    I have my sights on checking out this one and Myrtle's.

                    Please report back if you get to either first! ;o)

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                    1. re: JillO

                      The Lavendar Tea House is nice. In the winter they have very limited hours. I have been several times with girlfriends, and buy the teas routinely.

                    2. Love this Tea house and very accesible price...

                      Miss Myrtle Tea. :)


                      Is near Portland,

                      1. I don't think you can beat the British Pantry in Redmond for authenticity....British expat owned! There's a cool store, too, filled with British goodies and a bakery (sausage rolls are particularly good). Not fussy or cute, but gives a good British take on tea. Cheers.