How do you take your tea, gov’na? While in Victoria, Hip Travel stopped in at the lovely Fairmont Empress Hotel for a spot o’ tea. Afternoon tea is served at the hotel’s “Tea Room,” which is often packed with people who come for the excellent service and delicious food. The hotel serves your tea along with a selection of excellent fresh fruit, scones with preserves and sweet cream, tea sandwiches, and luscious desserts. See tea photos.
The tea service is a little on the pricey side: $55 USD per person during peak season, $25 in the off season. But for the service you get, the signature blend tin, and chance to say you did afternoon tea at The Empress Hotel, it’s well worth it.