Afternoon Tea in Victoria

Northwest Pearls: Afternoon Tea

This past weekend my best friend and I took a trip up to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. We rode the Coho ferry over from Port Angeles, and arrived late Friday night.

I’d wanted to go to The Empress Hotel for afternoon tea, but they had no room for a reservation. While they’d suggested I call back to try again, I decided to go somewhere else for tea. We went to The Gatsby Mansion instead. The price was half that of the Empress and when I looked at the menu online, their menu looked a little more up our alley.

I ordered the West Coast Tea menu, and substituted the shrimp salad on a mini croissant for the genoa salami on the Signature Afternoon Tea menu. My favorite tea is black tea so I also ordered TWG’s 1837 black tea which you can order online, so I may be doing that soon!

Northwest Pearls: Afternoon Tea

Northwest Pearls: Afternoon Tea

Northwest Pearls: Afternoon Tea

We sat outside on the porch overlooking the garden and the harbor. It was a lot of fun and something I’d recommend doing.

Is there anything you’d recommend doing in Victoria?

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