Where: Washington, D.C. Style: Tudor manor Tea Selection: 9 sacheted loose leaf teas by Harney & Sons Teatimes: Daily, 2:30 to 5 Reservations: Required Contact: 202-638-5200 Cost: $25 The Royal Tea; $28 English Tea; $14 Scones and Tea
Destination Tea Notes: Today’s Henley Park Hotel was originally upper-crust apartment homes built in 1918. If you are a regular reader of Destination Tea reviews, you’ll know we have a particular fondness for taking tea where tea was taken long ago. (Say that three times fast). However, Henley Park Hotel does not rest on its historically pedigreed laurels, but rather whips up a delicious afternoon tea menu at a remarkably reasonable price for a metropolitan venue. One might then expect dainty portions, but to the contrary, upon arrival the three-tiered stand is plated with sandwiches and scones aplenty, allowing our party second and third helpings. Service is attentive without being intrusive, all-together creating a quietly relaxing and scrumptious affair.