Grand floridian tea

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  1. WBAC

    WBAC Earning My Ears

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    Can you order ala cart w/out a tea service? How do 10&12yr old girls do? Any reveiws with this age group?
     
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  3. Kurby

    Kurby All the adversity I've had in my life, all my trou

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    yes you can

    my dd was 3 when we took her but i know my neice how is now 16 would have loved it at any time.

    they are both girly girls and love tea party games. i guess it would depend on your dd's.

    i don't see why any young lady wouldn't want to enjoy that at least once :)

    i think it may become a regular thing for us now - it was a great way to kick start our wdw trip
     
  4. Sandy321

    Sandy321 <font color=darkorchid>Crazy enough to want to do

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    My dd loves this - its relaxing out of the hustle and bustle and heat!

    We went when she was 10 for a "Dis meet" and she so wanted to the tea - ordered it - with the fancy sandwiches, and her face fell when the other kids got the Mrs Pott's tea (choc milk, plain ham sandwiches, pbj) the kind CM noted her reaction and asked to replace her tea with Mrs Potts!! :wizard:

    She spent the next years trying different teas for when we would return for her 12th birthday!! :lovestruc She found she loved Darjeeling tea!! All set for her bday treat! (I ordered her the slipper dessert for this tea too! special $15 treat you have to pre order!)

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    When we first read the menu - no mention of Darjeeling - so I asked the CM - and sure enough they had it!!!

    DH ordered the oolong tea! We didnt realize it was a "green leaf" tea!!
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    Here is our 3 tea choices (mine is the darker black tea!)
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    The CM surprised dd with a rose for her birthday!!
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    We truly love this tea!

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  5. livie1205

    livie1205 DIS Veteran

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    I took my dd3 TWO times on our last trip!! She still talks about going to tes...she loved it.I had tea and she had the ms potts tea with choc milk and sandwhiches...she even got to pick TWO deserts! We are going back in Nov and we are already planning on taking her back.My dh ordered the cheese plate and a momosa and the cheese was GREAT.
     
  6. Kurby

    Kurby All the adversity I've had in my life, all my trou

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    as long as we're showing pictures :)


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  7. sherylcin

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    Thanks for posting all the great pics. I've also wanted to do this tea for the past couple of trips but haven't been able to work it in. I think my granddaughters will actually be better ages on our next trip anyway. Now I will definitely put it in the plan!
     
  8. Sandy321

    Sandy321 <font color=darkorchid>Crazy enough to want to do

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    Kurby - she's adorable!!
     
  9. Kurby

    Kurby All the adversity I've had in my life, all my trou

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    ahhhh thank you :)

    i thought it was cute she was acting like me when i poured my tea through the strainer she said she had to pour her "tea" through too.

    my mom kept asking what kind of tea it was and why would i let her pour hot tea. i couldn't stop laughing and finally dh had to tell her it was choc. milk not tea.
     
  10. AshleyMWC

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    My mom and I did this a couple years ago, and I would love to take my new DH on our honeymoon this year. He said he doesn't care if he's the only guy there, but do you think he will look odd? (Again, not that he would care!!) Also, I can't remember, do they by chance have a pressed coffee he could drink or just tea? He would be fine with tea, but he LOVES coffee!

    Thanks!
     
  11. StephanieCG

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    Silly question, but where do you make reservations for this? There wasn't a link on the disney dining website, so is it a different number? Hoping to add it to my September trip! Thanks.
     
  12. Kurby

    Kurby All the adversity I've had in my life, all my trou

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    its like a regular reservation - just call the disney number and make your reservation.

    it's not a large restaurant so depending on the time of year or even the time of day it may fill up fast
     
  13. Kurby

    Kurby All the adversity I've had in my life, all my trou

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    no he won't be the only one there - when we were there in april there was a table of 6 men (business type) plus at least 1 third of the tables were couples another 1/3 families with mom dad and kids and the rest were women so it's always a mix of male female and kids
     
  14. johnsonet

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    Hi. I took my 12-year-old daughter and my 10-year-old niece in March :cloud9: They had both been before but we always LOVE afternoon tea at the Grand. It's very fun - and very delicious! You will have a wonderful time!
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  15. PirateD

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    It's fun to see everyone's great pics! This looks like so much fun! Do they serve herbal tea there as well?
     
  16. Kurby

    Kurby All the adversity I've had in my life, all my trou

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    they have a wide range of tea's

    i had the Eros tea - Mmmm it was good


    Traditional Tea Selections

    Tea selections are $5.95 per person

    Custom Blends
    Made exclusively for Gardenview Tea Room.

    Gardenview Blend - A signature blend made exclusively for Gardenview Tea Room.

    Princess Breakfast Tea - A sweet custom blend of South African organic rooibos flavored with vanilla bean and a hint of strawberries. Rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and naturally decaffeinated.

    White & Green Teas
    The most delicate of teas: White teas are highly prized because of their consistency of top buds and leaves only. Named after the silver down hairs that cover the young unopened bud.
    China green tea is known for its mild and subtle taste, refreshing aroma, and pale hues. The leaves range in appearance from silver to deep emerald. Japanese tea leaves are often brilliant green, reminiscent of the lush gardens they are grown in. They produce liquor that range from jade green to light yellow, with a fragrant puckery and slightly sweet taste.

    Jade Leaf Green Tea - Hand picked then withered and gently dried for delicacy and a hint of sweetness. Naturally low in caffeine.

    Floral Jasmine Green - Delicately perfumed with golden jasmine blossoms with fresh mellow overtones and a slightly astringent finish. Sweet, slightly tannic finish.

    Jasmine White - Scented multiple times with fresh jasmine blossoms for a delicate aroma of golden Jasmine and outstanding liquor. Naturally very low in caffeine.

    Black Teas
    Fully fermented, gaining color and character from the processing of the leaves.

    Osmanthus Oolong - Top grade oolong tea from Formosa delicately scented with rare Osmanthus flowers for a broad and unique flavor. Highly coveted and prized for its champagne aroma and deep rich flavor.

    Imperial English Breakfast - Elegant and refined smooth sweetness. A blend of Ceylon and China Black Teas.

    Russian Earl Grey - Inspired by the old tradition of shipping tea with lemon for flavor: Made from the rind of spicy Bergamot orange to give the exotic blend of citrus.

    Eros - Medium bodied Ceylon: Sweet Mandarin orange with warm vanilla for a sweet, smooth and creamy finish.

    Cassis - A rich black currant flavor for an exceptionally aromatic and sweet finish.

    Mad Hatter - A blend of passion fruit, pomegranate, and vanilla for a clean and sweet finish. Perfect with decadent desserts and companions.

    Herbal Infusions
    A collection of herbs, flowers, fruits, berries, or spices from around the world. Herbal Infusions are naturally caffeine free.

    Chamomile Flowers - A tranquil and calming herbal infusion of sweet and fragrant golden chamomile blossoms combined for a mild and sweet taste. Soft and musty aroma combined with a smooth, apple-like finish.

    Harmony - A tranquil blend of sweet chamomile blossoms, peppermint, allspice and orange blossoms for a mild and sweet taste.

    Lemon Verbena - Naturally caffeine-free, a refreshing infusion of lemon verbena, lemongrass, lemon balm, and lemon peel; a favorite during the summertime.

    Jamaican Spice - A zesty herbal infusion with red liquor and a bouquet of flavors, tartness of hibiscus and sweetness of cinnamon for a sweet, tangy, and spicy finish.

    Nobo Whole Fruit - Full bodied and rich in sweetness. An array of berries and apple, accompanied with hibiscus, rose hips, and cornflowers.

    Vanilla Rooibos - Rich and full bodied with creamy vanilla finish.


    Afternoon Tea Offerings

    The Grand Tea - The classic English tradition of Afternoon Tea, Grand Floridian style. We offer you a variety of tea sandwiches, scones and jam tarts, followed by your choice of our freshly baked tea pastries or English trifle, accompanied by a glass of Domaine Ste.-Michelle sparkling wine and your choice of tea. $25.50 per guest (Example of tea sandwiches may include: cucumber with watercress, shrimp salad with dill, chicken salad with almonds, grilled pear with gorgonzola, and egg salad, each on a different bread.)

    Prince Edward's Tea - A delicious array of duck and cherry terrine, chicken and pork roulade, country pate en croute, and , and English Blue Stilton, the "King" of English cheeses. Served with marinated fresh berries, and Cumberland sauce. We then offer our delicious fresh-baked scones served with rich Devonshire cream. Your choice of our tea with a glass of our Fonseca Bin 27 Character Port. $21.00 per guest

    Buckingham Palace - Our traditional tea sandwiches, scones and jam tarts complemented by fresh strawberries and cream, or a selection of freshly baked pastries, along with your choice of tea. $19.50 per guest

    Sally Lunn Tea - Sally Lunn bread dates back to the 18th century where it was baked fresh, then sold on the streets of Bath England by the creator. Here at the Grand Floridian, we have carried on this tradition of this sweet yeast bread served lightly toasted with apricot preserves. This is followed by a choice of either trifle or strawberries and cream, along with your choice of tea. $13.50 per guest.

    Mrs. Potts Tea - For the young tea lover in your party, we offer a variety of tea sandwiches, tuna salad, ham and cheese, peanut butter and jelly on white bread. We serve our magical dark tea (chocolate milk), followed by a choice of two pastries $10.50 per guest

    A La Carte Offerings

    British Cheese Plate - a selection of traditional British cheeses, served with an array of seasonal fruit $12.50

    Gentleman's Tea Platter - house-made duck and cherry terrine, chicken & pork roulade, country pate en croute, accompanied by marinated berries, cumberland sauce and English Blue Stilton $10.50

    Plate of Assorted Tea Sandwiches - $8.50

    English Blue Stilton Cheese - served with walnuts and marinated berries $6.95; served with Foncesca Port $12.75

    Strawberries and Cream - $6.95

    English Trifle - $6.95

    Freshly Baked Scones with Devonshire Cream and Preserves - $3.50

    Two Jam Tarts - $3.50

    Sally Lunn Bread - $3.50

    Lemon Pound Cake - $3.50


    Pastries $2.75 each

    Specialty Drinks include: Brandy Alexander, Champagne Cocktail, Grand Mimosa - $7.50

    A variety of beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic are available)

    Non-Alcoholic:
    Press Pot Colombian Coffee $5.95
    Press Pot Colombian Decaf Coffee $5.95
    Espresso $3.19
    Cappuccino $3.69
    Hot Chocolate $2.19
    Milk (hot or cold) $2.19
    Chocolate Milk $2.19
    Coke, Sprite, or Diet Coke $2.19
    Apple or Orange Juice $2.29
    Mineral Water $3.25

    Selections from the bar:
    Fonseca Bin 27, Character, N.V. $7.00
    B & B $9.00
    Budweiser $6.00
    Miller Lite $6.00
    Coors Light $6.00
    Samuel Adams $6.50
    Heineken $6.50
    Bass Ale $6.75
    Stella Artois $6.75

    Champagne and Sparkling Wine:
    Taittinger La Francaise Brut, N.V. $74.00 per bottle
    Moet et Chandon White Star, N.V. $74.00 per bottle
    Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvee Brut, Sonoma '97 $10.50 per glass, $55.00 per bottle
    Domaine Ste.-Michelle, Blanc de Blanc, Columbia Valley $7.50 per glass, $34.00 per bottle
    Martinelli Sparkling Cider $5.50 per glass, $22.00 per bottle

    *Wine and Spirits available upon request.
     
  17. Sandy321

    Sandy321 <font color=darkorchid>Crazy enough to want to do

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    :yay: More great pictures!

    johnsonet's picture gives you an idea on how small the Grand Tea area is!

    Kurby posted the offerings, and yes they do have Coffee!

    My dh didnt go the first time - (he thought he would save money silly man! I saved disney dollars, I just thought he was embarrased to go!) SO the 2nd time he went!! and he really enjoyed it!!

    If you look at the pictures with the DD in them (both mine and Kurby's) you can see men in the background!!
     
  18. noahdove

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    The pictures are beautiful:) The little one pouring her "tea" makes me think of my little granddaughter:) She is soooo precious. My little great niece will love this, so I am excited to take her. I have ressies already and this will be just another little surprise for her. Thank you all for pictures and your input:)
     
  19. kalikat420

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    DH and I went on our 7th anniversary and both loved it :lovestruc. We'll be going back this year for our 10th anniversary.

    Last time, I ordered a mini cake with a white chocolate castle. Here's a photo of our tea service and cake. Our waitress was great, helped us set up the shot and everything.

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  20. johnsonet

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    Thanks for the tip because as many times as I have been - I've never gone with a man :rotfl: If I can drag my DH this summer, I will. I really do think he'd enjoy it. If only for the peace and quiet :laughing:
    Your daughter is gorgeous, BTW, and looks so happy with her birthday rose princess:

    Beautiful cake - and what a nice thing to do on an anniversary trip :lovestruc
     
  21. hoosiergirl7

    hoosiergirl7 C-O-L-T-S...that's the way we like to roll...GO CO

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    This might be a stupid question. We're heading down to WDW in Dec for 8 days/7 nights. We're only doing 5 day park hoppers and on our down day I thought this would be something fun to do with just my mom. She's turning 60 this month and I won't be able to be with her on her birthday. So as a very belated gift I thought the tea would be fun.

    If I do it, we'll do the Grand tea. My question is this - can you pick and choose which tea sandwiches you want or do they bring you all of them? There are things on the offerings list that I know I won't eat and possibly a few my mom won't.

    Thanks!
     

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