There is a difference between afternoon tea and high tea. Afternoon tea is a British tradition of having afternoon treats like sandwiches, scones and cake with tea in the garden. High tea is a fancier experience reserved for the elites, with more substantial culinary selections and in a formal dining room setting.
From Friday through Sunday, the luxurious Omni King Edward Hotel offers high tea sessions from 1:30 PM to 5 PM, starting at $54 per person or $74 with a glass of Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial or $58 for a glass of Sparkling or Sherry.
For the winter, choose from these delectable teas: Queen Of the Hill, Chocolate Truffle, Jasmine Snow Dragon, Marrakesh Mint…For your choice of savory finger-food delicacies, and the Winter Garden Tea selection has delicious vegetarian offerings and the Traditional Experience Winter Tea selection has salmon, chicken and beef, along with the usual sweet treats of high tea. The Jester Tea experience is designed for little ladies under 12 years old for half of the adult price.
Toronto has many great high-tea venues: Windsor Arms Hotel, Shangri La Hotel, The Tea Room, Ladurée, MoRoCo…but the tea experience at the purple-velvet Omni King Edward is worthy of exploration with your girls.