Its that time of year again when spring is upon the city and the Cherry Blossoms are almost in peak bloom. For the next few weeks the city will be dazzling in all things cherry blossom, including an afternoon tea at the Fairmont in Washington DC! Swaying away from traditional English tea, this modern take on tea is bringing the sweet and savory in a two tiered wood and slate bento box. While the tea sandwiches are similar to a traditional tea you won’t find typical items like Devonshire cream, but instead a more bountiful dessert selection. I loved the concept, the food was amazing and very filling (so come hungry) and the tea is being served in the beautifully (and recently) renovated Loggia Lounge.
Smoked salmon, horseradish creme fraiche, salmon pearls, dark rye
Prosciutto & cucumber, boursin cheese, mini croissant
Heirloom tomato, burrata cheese, va butter, sourdough
Rooftop honey tea scone, cherry jam
Rose panna cotta, rooftop honey
Sour cherry almond pound cake
Chocolate cherry donut
Fairmont Washington, DC is offering LOT 35 Tea for options during this experience. With options of black, green, white, and even caffeine free flavors. I did the black cherry almond tea and it was really good. Almond and cherry notes were perfect for the pairing. You can do an add-on rose or brut with tea as well! I loved the rose!