Afternoon tea is cool, just ask Travis

I don’t want my sad, whiny post to be the first thing you see while I’m trying to find time to put up new posts.  Between new projects at work and losing a couple people in our group, my work days have gotten longer and busier and crazier.  I’m barely finding time to keep up with things like laundry and dishes and sleeping (but I still manage to find time to eat!) let alone process photos and write posts.

It could be months before I get around to writing about our trip to New Zealand, but here’s one of my favorites.  The first day we were in Auckland, I got Travis to go with me to a fancy afternoon tea at The Langham.  I didn’t think he’d go, since tea seems to be a chick thing, but he’s usually more willing to do these things with me when we’re on vacation than if we were at home.  He was able to get coffee instead of tea, too, which made him happy.

Between the scones and the sandwiches, we were so full we took most of the desserts back to the hotel with us, where I nibbled at them over the next day.  I’ve been to quite a few teas in San Diego (including Hotel Del and the Four Seasons) and I have to say this was the best showing of food I’ve ever had.  Everything was fantastic and delicious and well worth the money, which wasn’t even that much more than what I’ve spent here.  Even the ginger tea I had was amazing.

I’m not saying you should fly to New Zealand just to have afternoon tea at The Langham.  But, you should go to New Zealand for a bunch of other reasons and while you’re there you should definitely make time to go to tea at The Langham.

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3 responses to “Afternoon tea is cool, just ask Travis

  1. Oh wow, you’ve got me homesick for new zealand (I know, I’ve only been there once, but for some reason it seems like home to me!). I must try and find a way to get there in the next year or two…

  2. When I was in London years ago we did a high tea or cream tea one at Fortum Masons and one at The Ritz. Those were my first ones.

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