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Flower Show Tea?

lupaglupa Jan 2, 2014 12:54 PM

I'm coming (like so many others on the board) to the flower show and I see online that they have a tea at the show. My first inclination is to dismiss it as having a high potential for mediocrity - am I wrong? I love a good tea and if this is one I'd jump to go.

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  1. Seeker19104 RE: lupaglupa Jan 2, 2014 02:19 PM

    Did this once years ago with a friend visiting from Boston. It was a disaster. Didn't even have hot enough water to make decent tea...

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      Ariadanz RE: lupaglupa Jan 2, 2014 03:07 PM

      I've never been to the Tea, but I can say that I've never had a truly satisfactory meal at the Convention Center in any of the food court, food kiosk settings. Which is why we always walk over to Reading Terminal Market to eat when we go now.

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        bluehensfan RE: Ariadanz Jan 2, 2014 03:55 PM

        There's a really good tea place at Reading Terminal. It won't have the atmosphere of the tea at the show but for the price difference you can enjoy breakfast (just not at the diner) and lunch that day at RTM with the money you will save. And there is really no such thing as good food at the Convention Center. We even tried a few bites at the supposedly really good restaurant on the floor of the show one year and found it to be wildly overpriced and mediocre at best.

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        cwdonald RE: lupaglupa Jan 2, 2014 05:28 PM

        There are other places in Philadelphia for good tea.. Four Seasons, and LaCroix. Dandelion an english themed pub also has a decent tea.

        1. Chemicalkinetics RE: lupaglupa Jan 3, 2014 06:09 PM

          Silly question. When you said tea, do you mean like drinking tea or do you mean like afternoon tea as in a meal? Or do you mean like the tea plants in the flower show?

          Reading Market, very close to Convention Center, has a little tea shop if you are interested in trying a couple of different cups of tea.


          1. lupaglupa RE: lupaglupa Jan 4, 2014 11:08 AM

            Thanks for the info. I'm not surprised to find no recommendations! But I thought it was worth asking about.

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              Chefpaulo RE: lupaglupa Jan 5, 2014 04:21 AM

              As cwdonald and I concur, LaCroix, Dandelion and The Four Seasons would meet your needs for an excellent, post-floral afternoon tea - albeit after a quick cab ride.As for the in-house offering, expect much less.

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