Before I start talking tea, I just wanted to post a shout out to Southwest Airlines for the beautiful Boeing 737 plane I was in, the delightful passengers, and the even funnier Flight Attendant we had, named Mike. Despite some turbulence, and having to wait for our gate at DIA, it was a great flight.
Now that that's over, time to talk about yesterday. Lauren and I are probably going to make it a thing every time I visit to have afternoon tea, just because it's so relaxing. The first time, we went to the House of Commons, but this time, we went to Downtown Denver to The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa.
This was probably the most beautiful place I've ever seen in my entire life. It was elegant, and big, had balconies on the inside, looking over the dining room. It was amazing. I felt like a tacky tourist taking so many pictures, but I couldn't help myself. Luckily, later on, other people were doing the same.
|The tall atrium|
|Dressed up and ready for tea|
|The lovely lady who treated me to tea. <3|
The sandwiches were Cucumber with Cream Cheese and Dill, Curried Egg Salad, and a Chicken Salad. People who know me know that I really can't stand cucumber, and never have been able to. For afternoon tea, I managed to eat both pieces of the Cucumber sandwiches our waitress brought out. They weren't bad. I think the cream cheese and dill helped. The chicken and egg salad were both absolutely wonderful.
The treats we had on the top tier of our tea tray were mini cheesecakes, mini mocha cakes (with gold painted coffee bean!), caramels, and a salted caramel truffle that was so amazing that we both ate in silence for several minutes. There was also a chocolate dipped cookie that was light and crisp.
It was honestly the high point of an already amazing day. Here are a few more pictures.
|My Pomegranate Green Tea|
|A Toast to Friendship...with Berries on Top|
|The lovely China|
Lauren and I decided that Afternoon Tea was going to start being a real thing every time I came to visit.