Reservations were made for tea at three.
Hotel deLuxe in Portland, OR just started serving afternoon
tea a month ago and we had to go.
Entering the hotel you are greeted by vintage photos
and the beautiful ceiling.
Steven Smith teas are served.
I enjoyed Provenance Black, a black breakfast tea with jasmine and black currants.
I would have preferred that they remove the tea leaves (decanted) as it did
get a bit strong and a splash of milk was needed.
A cozy winter afternoon, the perfect setting for tea.
Sandwiches always delight me the most at tea time
and these didn't disappoint.
Chicken salad on wheat bread
Prosciutto and apricot cream cheese on white bread
Cucumber and mayonnaise on white bread
Smoked salmon and caper cream cheese on rye bread
James Beard Vidalia onion on white bread, my favorite of the bunch
Always scones baked fresh in the hotel kitchen.
There were currant and plain with clotted cream and berry jam.
The sweets came from Petit Provence bakery.
There was lemon and fruit tarts, opera cake, and a raspberry macaron.
Then finally one chocolate from Moonstruck Chocolate to nibble
on as we sipped the last of our tea.
It was a pleasant afternoon spent with my "live-in gardener"