Afternoon Tea at the Whitby Hotel

So it’s been a year since I’ve last had a proper afternoon tea. Though, I suppose “proper” can be rather subjective; maybe what I really want is a more traditional afternoon tea with the real sandwiches, scones and some miniature pastries. That’s not quite what I had recently when Jee and I went to the… Continue Reading

Tea at the Williamsburg Hotel

On a sunny winter day several months ago, I met up with my friend Queenie for tea in my neighborhood. The onslaught of new construction and gentrification continues in Williamsburg, so the views of glorious open skies have unfortunately given way to towers of glass, steel and brick. Not only are there residential buildings rising… Continue Reading

Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis New York

It all began a few years ago, when I discovered a friend (and former coworker) enjoyed afternoon tea as much as I did. We spent the entire summer visiting hotels all over Manhattan, spoiling ourselves with sandwiches, scones and many, many pots of tea. Over the years, Jee has continued to visit or revisit places… Continue Reading

Afternoon Tea at Bosie Tea Parlor

I took a few days off last week to celebrate my birthday. Coincidentally, my friend P had emailed the week before saying she was coming up to the city and wanted to catch up. The timing worked out beautifully and we met for lunch/afternoon tea at Bosie Tea Parlor. I haven’t had a proper afternoon… Continue Reading