I heard Living Social had a deal ($36 for 2 people) for
their afternoon tea at the Fairmont YVR Airport location a while ago. Unfortunately, it
sold like hotcakes and by the time I tried to purchase one, it was all sold
out. 🙁 Luckily, the Richmond Review had a similar coupon during the
same weekend so I quickly printed the coupon out and made a reservation on the week of Valentines day.
enjoying the high tea experience using the coupon. The service was impeccable
from start to finish and both Meta Knight and I were very pleased with our
downtown and I really liked their selection of teas. Unfortunately, this
location had a different tea selection and none of them sparked much interest
pots of honey at our table! Yay, I love honey!
burgundy infusion [that] fills the palate with deep berry notes”. It tasted very
fruity and slightly tart.
the recovery from jetlag. He really liked his tea and hated mine. I loved mine and didn’t like his :P. I thought his tea
tasted too strong and malty, but that’s just me.
helped us know exactly how long to steep the tea in accordance with how strong
you want the flavour to be.
berries with mint and basil that has been marinated in the Berry Berry tea. I
really liked it as it was refreshing. Meta Knight thought it was meh.
satisfied (we drank a LOT of tea).
the Curried Chicken and Mango on
Baguette. The croissant was our favourite whereas the curried chicken was
our least favourite. The curry was too grainy and tasted funny.
Salmon on Rye with Cucumber and Fresh
Horseradish and the right is the Aged
Cheddar and Apple with Fresh Basil Sandwich. Both were very delicious. The
apple slices in the cheddar and apple sandwich were a bit too thin for me to
taste the crunch and refreshing sweetness that I was expecting.
drooled a bit. These Freshly Baked
Cranberry and Lemon Scones were heavenly and it came with Devonshire cream as well as strawberry jam. I just realized that I forgot to take a
picture of the jam and Devonshire cream which sucks because I could go on and
on about how delicious they were when paired with these scones. Anyways, my
absolute favourite was the cream while Meta Knight’s obsession was the
strawberry jam. It worked out perfectly.
Devon cream was ALL MINE. 😀
was not amazing and it is the same case here. The Lemon Tart and the Vanilla
Cream Puffs were alright and quite ordinary. I actually like the Costco
cream puffs more than the ones here.
Cheesecake as well as the Chocolate
Hazelnut Tart were only so-so as well. The hazelnut tart was good but a tad
too rich for me.
was it bad. It just didn’t give me the ”oh my god, SOOO GOOD!” reaction.