Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Afternoon Tea - The Butchart Gardens

Afternoon Tea is served in The Dining Room Restaurant on the grounds of The Butchart Gardens. Our fifth (!) and final farewell to Victoria tea was enjoyed here!

A nice assortment of loose leaf tea selections were offered. The 100th Anniversary blend is a mix of Darjeeling, black Hunan and gunpowder.  Earl Grey and English Breakfast are steadfast traditional teas and a few herbal selections were also offered. Everyone enjoyed using the silver plated tea strainers.

First course was a Berry Trifle - a Vanilla sponge cake with chantilly cream and mixed berry compote. It was like starting with dessert first!

The vegetarian Afternoon Tea option featured traditional warm delicacies included a Vegetable pasty and Roasted onion and asparagus quiche. Savory tea sandwiches included Roast pepper cream cheese roulade, Egg salad with watercress, Tomato and Boursin cheese on a cheddar scone, and English cucumber with fresh ginger cream cheese.

The house-made sweets included chocolate brandy Napoleon, Orange poppy seed loaf, French meringue, Battenberg cake, and chocolate Irish cream truffle.

The scone was a Signature candied ginger scone with strawberry jam, and whipped vanilla Devon-style cream.


Nancy Jill Thames said...

Thank you for sharing your afternoon tea experience at the Butchart Gardens. It's definitely on my husband's and my bucket list when we visit again.

~Nancy Jill Thames
Queen of Afternoon Tea

Marilyn Miller said...

The vegetarian tea time looks like a good one. So happy you had tea here.