Looking for a special Disney activity, something different from the usual roller coasters and counter service meals? Then perhaps you should think about making a reservation for Afternoon Tea at Garden View Tea Room. Vacationers always remark that walking around the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, often referred to as the “flagship” of Disney resorts, is like taking a trip back in time. It’s time to experience a traditional afternoon tea served in grand British style.
To find the Garden View Tea Room, walk through the Grand Floridian first floor lobby to the lounge area at the far end of the building. This light-filled lounge overlooks manicured gardens, a fountain, and a pool area. You will “tour the globe” sipping international teas, dining on a selection of sandwiches, cakes and other delicacies.
Days and Times
Afternoon Tea is offered seven days a week and is held from between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. At three o’clock each day, enjoy the Grand Floridian piano player as he begins performing Disney tunes, a lovely accompaniment to your relaxing afternoon. You can make reservations for the Tea using this Disneyworld.com link or our Destinations in Florida Travel Agent, Erin, can make your reservations when she books your accommodations.
I was unable to find prices or menu descriptions on the main Disney website. After some research, the most up to date menu (updated 1/15) and price list was located on wdwinfo.com. They have a tremendous wealth of information on their website, which you can visit with this link. Remember that all menus are subject to change at any time with no prior notice.
Mrs. Potts Tea (For Guests Ages 3-9)
Assorted tea sandwiches including tuna salad, ham and cheese, and peanut butter and jelly on white bread, plus a selection of two house-made pastries, together with a special “Dark Tea” (Chocolate Milk) $13.00
Assorted tea sandwiches, butter scone, jam tart, with a choice of two house-made pastries (Strawberries and Crème or English Trifle) together with your choice of tea $25.00 ***
Prince Edward Tea
Assorted pâté, cheeses served with cumberland sauce, butter scone, jam tart, together with a glass of Fonseca Bin 27 Character Port and your choice of tea $30.00 ***
The Grand Tea
Assorted tea sandwiches, butter scone, jam tart, with a choice of two house-made pastries (Strawberries and Crème or English Trifle) together with a glass of Domaine Ste. Michelle Sparkling Wine and your choice of tea $35.00 ***
Princess Kate Tea
Choice of potted shrimp or tuna poke, cheeses and seasonal fruits, buttery scone, jam tart, with a selection of two delicate house-made pastries. together with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and your choice of tea $45.00***
***There is a charge for additional pots of tea.
Cassis Aromatic blend that harmonizes the sweet tartness of blackcurrants with depth of black tea
Chamomile Infusion of golden chamomile blossoms with a smooth, apple-like finish
Eros Medium-bodied Ceylon combines sweet mandarin oranges with warm vanilla for a sweet and creamy finish
Floral Jasmine Green Spring harvest twisted-leaf green tea with medium- tannic notes and the delicate scent of jasmine
Garden View Blend Assam and Keemun black leaves blended with the floral overtones or flowery Early Grey
Harmony Mild and sweet with a blend of chamomile, orange blossoms, peppermint, and allspice
Imperial English Breakfast Blend of Ceylon and China black teas. Decaffeinated English Breakfast is also available
Jade Leaf Delicate tea with a hint of sweetness, fresh and grassy quality reminiscent of Nori
Jamaican Spice Brilliant red zesty infusion of hibiscus, cinnamon, cloves, and orange peel
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Medium-bodied Ceylon tea leaves scented with the essential oils of vanilla and natural fruits, including passion fruit and pomegranate
Mango Oolong Refreshing Tung Ting oolong, mingled with the scent of ripe mangoes
Masala Black Tea Chai Layered and complex blend of spices with notes of clove and cardamum
Organic Breakfast Blended true to the origin of “English Breakfast,” this organic connoisseur-grade version is made in the great tradition of strong, malty black tea
Organic Vanilla Rooibos Madagascar vanilla bean natural essential oils sweeten this organic rooibos
Osmanthus Oolong Rare Osmanthus flowers are placed next to oolong leaves for fragrance. It is highly coveted for its champagne aroma and deep, rich flavor
Princess Breakfast Tea South African Organic Rooibos flavored with vanilla beans and a hint of strawberry, rich in antioxidants and vitamins and naturally decaffeinated
Russian Earl Grey Blended in the honor of the Russian tradition, this Earl Grey uses the rind of the spicy beramot orange for an exotic blend of citrus
Silver Leaf Harvested from south of the Yangtze River, this premier connoisseur grade of white tea is named for the silver downy hairs that cover the young, unopened buds
Thunderbolt Darjeeling Often referred to by tea connoisseurs as muscatel, which is a grape varietal found in sweeter wines, this thin-bodied tea is light with a floral aroma
Vanilla Earl Grey This “classic with a twist” has a decidedly smooth finish
Randy Ash, long-time Cheapskate Princess reader, took his family to the Afternoon Tea at the Garden View Tea Room this past January. We asked him how he enjoyed his experience. “I enjoy the down time that Afternoon Tea provides. It is a beautiful place to sit, enjoy a snack, and plan our evening. We’re very happy we purchased Table in Wonderland this year.“
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