Is there a more dignified way to spend an afternoon than sipping Darjeeling tea at a posh hotel?
The Queen Elizabeth has modernized this classy tradition by offering wireless internet service and hiring an expert.
Tea sommelier Tammy Bernier likes to match tea to people. Once shes determined whether you need relaxing, energizing or detoxing, shell recommend something from its extensive menu or mix you your very own blend.
Afternoon Tea takes place every day in the Queen Es comfy-yet-stylish Lobby Lounge and is accompanied by silver platters of scones, finger sandwiches and mini pastries ($25).
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Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Afternoon Tea 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. daily, 514-861-3511, www.fairmont.com