Saturday, March 16, 2013

Afternoon Tea at Aura

The weather may not exactly be cooperating but you can still welcome in Spring at the Flower and Garden Show this weekend and if you do make sure to stop by Aura at the Seaport Hotel for Afternoon Tea.

Tea is served from 1-4 PM in the very comfortable lobby area just outside the restaurant, with plush seating and cozy couches and pillows.  And, of course, fresh flowers everywhere.

I went with the Earl Grey tea, my favorite.  The server, Christopher, could not have been more attentive and made the afternoon break completely unrushed and relaxing.

The typical array of tea sandwiches and fresh pastries are served on an elegant two-tired tray along with a variety of jams and Devonshire Cream, a clotted cream always served with a proper tea.

Sandwiches included egg salad, salmon, cucumber and cream cheese and ham, all very traditional and perfectly turned out.

Proper etiquette dictates that you break off a piece of your scone, add the clotted cream then the jam of your choice.  The black current scone was delicious.

A great way to relax with a few friends and enjoy a bit of refined elegance in a nice spot, the tea service is priced at $29.00 and is a rare but well-deserved treat.  You still have one day to enjoy it and it makes a great diversion from all those rowdy St. Patrick's Day events!

One Seaport Lane
Boston, MA  02210
Telephone:  617.385.4300

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