My friend Kami and I started a (Book) Tea once a month at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. We (Me, Kami, and Kami’s sister) pick a book to read during the month, and then meet at the Grand America to discuss the book.
Usually, the conversation devolves into
how much cream Kami takes with her tea cooking conversations and how much we love food and cooking, but generally we go to enjoy each other’s company, and catch up about the last month.
As you can see they have an extensive tea menu, and the wait staff is great about always topping your tea pot off. They serve “Mighty Leaf” loose tea, which is delicious (coming from a person who has tasted tea bag tea and thought it tasted like dirty grass water).
You start with clotted cream with fresh berries, while they take your tea order. First course is finger sandwiches and scones with (more) clotted cream, lemon curd, and sieved strawberry jam. Second course are pastries all made on site, usually involving in season fruits. Of course everything is served on beautiful china, and a harpist plays for each session.
Go on an empty stomach, and put on a nice dress! It’s a great opportunity to do something special with the gals in your life.
Oh, and make a reservation — they are usually booked up in advance.
Afternoon Tea at the Grand America | 155 South Main St, Salt Lake City, UT
Daily, 1:00pm and 3:30 pm seatings | 801.258.6707