Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Las Vegas Verandah Moment

Tea brings people together. I'll go ahead and say that is a universal truth. And as a result, about a dozen people from various corners of North America and, really, the globe, all gathered together in a lovely restaurant out of the Las Vegas heat to enjoy afternoon tea.

I've enjoyed tea at Verandah in the Four Seasons hotel a couple of times in the past, but this was different. This was with other tea enthusiasts, tea bloggers, tea retailers who had become acquainted through the world of social media.

Thanks to Nicole Schwartz! It was she who convinced Verandah to provide afternoon tea on a Saturday afternoon, which was normally only available Monday through Friday. They even reserved a private dining room for our group.


The menus were passed around and teas were pondered.

 
Many of us found it desirable to begin afternoon tea with a glass of champagne.
 


And while the savories were delightful and the sweets overabundant, the best part was the conversation, the story-telling, the question-and-answer, the re-calling as if we were all old friends... because in a way, that's what we are. Old friends meeting for the very first time.

 

And I'm so happy to have shared this moment with new old friends, especially those who I feel I've known for simply ages:

Tea Archives and Tea With Hats


 
Check out her Sweet Tea Body Lotion, by the way
 
 
and the first of The Underground Tea Syndicate I ever had the pleasure of meeting in person

To experience Afternoon Tea at Verandah at The Four Seasons Las Vegas, call (702) 632-5000.