Posts Tagged ‘Grand High Tea’

Coffee and Tea Break

August 17th, 2012 by Lisa

For most of the United States, the morning or afternoon break is not often referred to as tea as the beverage has not traditionally been a widespread choice with Americans. The term coffee break is used instead to denote a morning or afternoon break from work, or social gathering for a snack and short downtime, where hot and cold beverages and cakes, breads, and pastries are sometimes consumed.

The term “high tea” is also used in the United States to refer to afternoon tea or the “tea party,” a very formal, ritualised gathering in which tea, thin sandwiches and little cakes are served on the best china. This usage is an analogical construction, the term “high” being associated with social formality (rather than a “high,” or main, table).

This afternoon tea is increasingly served in high-end American hotels, and at a rising number of big-city teahouses, where it is sometimes described as “afternoon tea.” The term “tea party” is still occasionally used in the U.S., either for a special occasion or in honor of a visiting celebrity or guest.

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Mother’s Day Grand High Tea-A Day to Share and Remember!

April 27th, 2012 by Lisa

Pricing Details: $40 per person

Because we think Mom is so special, The Empress is throwing a party just for her on Mother’s Day!  Join us for a Grand High Tea with home made English Scones, clotted cream and lemon curd, dainty gourmet finger sandwiches, elegant desserts, and specialty tea all freshly prepared and served with Victorian Pomp and Circumstance.  Finish with our specialty hand-dipped chocolate covered cherries.

Converted in 1995 to The Empress of Little Rock Small Luxury Hotel and Conference Center, the mansion has an amazing history…which we will happily share with you!  Step back in the past for an hour of genteel tea and good company during which your hostess will introduce you to the Victorian beginnings of The Empress!  So don your gloves and wear your hat.  This is an occasion to celebrate, share with your Mom, and remember

Teatripster gets a taste of The Empress

June 28th, 2011 by Lisa

The TeaTripster is a branded Airstream, ready to spread teawareness with people who appreciate loose-leaf teas and want to share this passion with others. The TeaTripster tour begins June 13, 2011, covering 24 U.S. cities, including Charleston’s 300-variety tea plantation… the zen of San Diego tea… and Chicago’s hip tea scene. Follow on Teatripster.com and on Facebook, and share your own tea experiences.

Here is what the teatripster had to say about their recent visit to The Empress:
it’s in the dining room that you’ll find beautiful tea accoutrements (and tea). this is where overnight guests are offered tea at breakfast. it’s also where afternoon tea on sundays is served, an affair that consists of tea sandwiches and sweets and an amazing pomegranate tea that is steeped with fresh oranges, cinnamon and cloves and served in teacups that change with the season (red and white china today to match the fourth of july theme).

the sunday tea (by reservation) includes a tour of the house and swelled to 40 guests for mother’s day this year. besides sunday tea and special events such as showers and receptions and even an upcoming 90th birthday celebration for 20 people, the empress of little rock offers daily tea with 24-hour advance reservation.

after a tour of three floors of the inn today, we relaxed with the wonderful pomegranate tea, a chocolate-dipped cherry, cranberry scone, clotted cream and fabulous lemon curd, making an afternoon in little rock memorable. wish we could be here for the july 4th brunch!

Celebrate Mom with a Grand High Tea!

April 26th, 2011 by Lisa

Because we think mom is so special, The Empress is throwing a party for Mother’s Day!  Join us for a Grand High Tea with Scones,  elegant desserts, dainty gourmet finger sandwiches and specialty tea, all made fresh in our kitchen.  Finish with our specialty hand-dipped chocolate covered cherries and a tour of the historic Hornibrook Mansion.  Converted in 1995 to The Empress of Little Rock Small Luxury Hotel and Conference Center, the mansion has an amazing history…which we will happily share with you!  After stepping back in the past for an hour of genteel tea and good company, stay there as we introduce you to the Victorian beginnings of The Empress!