Afternoon Tea Fairmont Washington DC


Afternoon Tea Fairmont Washington DC

There are plenty of things to do in Washington DC during a weekend stay but most of them consist of visiting museums or national monuments. And while there’s nothing wrong with that and I highly recommend doing that for anyone visiting DC, I also love to look for unique things to do that might not be all centered around history, politics or education. Sometimes a nice relaxing afternoon is key when traveling.

Afternoon Tea Fairmont Washington DC

One of my favorite things to do is afternoon tea and the Fairmont in Georgetown does a great job with not only execution and service but also with the mini pastries and tea. The menu has 7 teas listed (online menu has 9) and the two we sampled were extraordinary. I would have to say the Earl Grey rocks and best news of all, you can buy it through the Fairmont Shop if you want to have a little of heaven at home to enjoy. In fact, you can buy any of the teas you see listed on the menu. We made sure to purchase the Jasmine Green tea as well. My mom isn’t typically a green tea fan but she loved it so much she bought a loose leaf pack when she went home.

We asked for everything at once because I wanted to capture it all together but typically the server brings out your champagne first. You’ll be able to enjoy it for some time until your tea and savory dishes are brought out. The little pastries are artistically created with great flavor but in my opinion, the sweet pastries are the stars of the show. Each one was such a delicious blend of flavor: scones, mini pecan pie, layered cake, cinnamon pumpkin tart are among my favorites. They all complement the tea nicely and you’ll find yourself feeling full and satisfied at the end.

Afternoon Tea Fairmont Washington DC

It was cold when we visited but as you can see in the photos the outside of the Fairmont is beautiful. I’m not certain they open it to afternoon tea guests but either way, you’ll have a beautiful view to enjoy as you dine during the warmer months. Be sure to make reservations beforehand!



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