I love tea. I love my friends. I love tea with my friends. Bax, Giggles, and Glam are all members of The Huntington Library, so Slim and I were lucky enough to tag along for free as their guests.
The Cafe and Rose Garden Tea Room is a lot more casual than one might imagine.
Warm scones arrive at your table almost as soon as you sit down. These were chocolate chip and cinnamon apple.
Fresh Devonshire cream arrives later if you have a forgetful server, and then you are so excited about the Devonshire when it finally comes that you slather the Devonshire all over your scones and fail to take a picture of it because the forgetfulness is apparently contagious.
Tea at the Huntington is essentially all-you-can-eat. While the scones are brought to your table, the remainder of your repast sits in the center of the room at your disposal.
All-you-can-eat, folks! For $25! With no threats of penalties like at Korean BBQ!
My two fave sammies of the day: (1) smoked salmon with chive and cucumber and (2) tarragon chicken salad with walnuts.
Prosciutto di Parma with Maytag bleu cheese and Bartlett pears. Good ol' cucumber.
Watercress and cream cheese. Carrot and ginger.
Cheese. The green one was as nasty as it looks.
Lemon bar. Pecan bar.
And what is tea without...actual tea?
Not that I did this or anything. I am a model of constraint, yo.
After tea, we walked a small portion of the grounds very briefly, as the Library was closing.
love tea at the huntington. haven't been in years.ReplyDelete
yay for awesome CWs, too!
I *love* "high tea" or whatever you call it. Love.ReplyDelete
Oh, how charming and quaint!ReplyDelete
Is it wrong that I'd be perfectly content sitting there with the basket of scones in my lap? And clotted cream? Oh yeeeeeah!!!!!
You are in my head. Over the weekend I was thinking about how it's been a while since I have had a proper tea.ReplyDelete
How fun! Haven't been to Huntington Library in years.ReplyDelete
the huntington library is lovely.ReplyDelete
however, compared to tea at other places, it's not my favorite :/ i've tried several times and it just doesn't cut it. i guess it doesn't h elp that i'm not a big buffet fan anyway.
but at least you get to walk through the grounds on the way there!
Huntington is obviously Heaven, if there is one. Even at tea in London we didn't get salmon sammies.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh I love tea at the Huntington!! My favorite thing of all time there is the strawberries with that creme fresh stuff they've got. I could bathe in it. So delicious. This post reminds me I need to go again soon!ReplyDelete
Also? The chicken tarragon sandwich with the walnuts rocks my world.ReplyDelete
You know all the best people!ReplyDelete
I've been wanting to check out their tea for ages, looks delightful!ReplyDelete
I want to go there!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous photos. And you are right....I could easily spot said "giggles" in your photo. lolReplyDelete
Oooh sounds like fun. I used to say that I've never met a cheese I didn't like, but you reminded me of that awful green cheese. It just tastes like...garbage?ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, what fun! When I went to the London, the two things I absolutely *had* to do were ride on a double decker bus, and have high tea. I will never forget both.ReplyDelete
Shout out to Bax! he heReplyDelete
I love going to the Huntington, but I've never had tea there. I'll have to try it.ReplyDelete
I have no words for that green cheese.
i still have plans to take my MIL here one day. oh, and i just found out our local library has passes you can check out for freeeee!ReplyDelete