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Garden View Lounge
Grand Floridian Spa & Resort
Menu Date: July 2012
Open 2-4:30 p.m. Daily
Afternoon Tea Offerings
Princess Kate Tea - A Spring tea served with a classic dish of potted shrimp followed by a medley of cheeses, an array of seasonal fruits, and cheddar cheese biscuits. A scone, jam tart, and a selection of delicate pastries is accompanied by a glass of Veuve Cliquot champagne and your choice of tea. $38.00 per guest.
The Grand Tea - The classic English tradition of Afternoon Tea, Grand Floridian style. We offer you a variety of tea sandwiches, scones and jam tarts, followed by your choice of our freshly baked tea pastries or English trifle, accompanied by a glass of Domaine Ste.-Michelle sparkling wine and your choice of tea. $29.00 per guest. Iron Horse Cuvee $6.00. Veuve Clicquot $9.00
Prince Edward's Tea - A delicious array of duck and cherry terrine, chicken and pork roulade, country pate en croute, and , and English Blue Stilton, the "King" of English cheeses. Served with marinated fresh berries, and Cumberland sauce. We then offer our delicious fresh-baked scones served with rich Devonshire cream. Your choice of our tea with a glass of our Fonseca Bin 27 Character Port. $24.50 per guest. Cockburn 20 yr Tawny Port $2.00.
Buckingham Palace - Our traditional tea sandwiches, scones and jam tarts complemented by fresh strawberries and cream, or a selection of freshly baked pastries, along with your choice of tea. $23.00 per guest.
Mrs. Potts Tea - For the young tea lover in your party, we offer a variety of tea sandwiches, tuna salad, ham and cheese, peanut butter and jelly on white bread. We serve our magical dark tea (chocolate milk), followed by a choice of two pastries. $12.00 per guest
A La Carte Offerings
British Cheese Plate - a selection of traditional British cheeses, served with an array of seasonal fruit $14.50
Gentleman's Tea Platter - house-made duck and cherry terrine, chicken & pork roulade, country pate en croute, accompanied by marinated berries, cumberland sauce and English Blue Stilton $12.00
Plate of Assorted Tea Sandwiches - traditional tea sandwich plate -- five assorted tea sandwiches on fresh, house-made breads. $10.00
English Blue Stilton Cheese - Served with walnuts and marinated berries. $8.50
Strawberries and Cream - A bowl of fresh strawberries and cream. $6.95
English Trifle $6.95
Freshly Baked Scones - Served with Devonshire Cream and Preserves. $3.50
Two Jam Tarts $3.50
Assorted Tea Pastries $2.75
A variety of beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic are available)
Press Pot Colombian Coffee (regular or decaf) $6.29
Hot Cocoa $2.39
Chocolate Milk $2.39
Coca-Cola, Diet Coke or Sprite $2.69
Apple or Orange Juice $2.49
Selections from the bar:
Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvee Brut, Sonoma '97 $14.00 per glass, $62.00 per bottle
Veuve Clicquot, Reims $17.00 per glass; $75 per bottle
Domaine Ste.-Michelle, Blanc de Blanc, Columbia Valley $8.00 per glass, $35.00 per bottle
Martinelli Sparkling Cider $8.00 per glass, $35.00 per bottle
Fonseca Bin 27, Character, N.V. $10.00
Cockburn 20 yr Tawny Port $12.00
Import/Specialty Beer $5.75
The History of Tea
Five thousand years ago, China's legendary Emperor Shen Nung discovered tea. People outside the Far East enjoyed tea for the first time less than 500 years ago. Tea has played an important role in world history ever since. Today the world drinks more tea than any other beverage except water. Tea both calms and stimulates, warms and cools and above all tastes delicious.
How to Brew Tea
While the verbiage may change, the traditional way of brewing tea should not. The steps are as follows:
* Warm the pot to remove any chill
* Add one teaspoon full of tea per person plus one for the pot
* Add water that has just come to a boil
* Let the tea steep for a good five minutes... Pour and enjoy!
Traditional Tea Selections
Tea selections are $6.25 per person
Taste of Summer - Delicate Refreshing and Floral.
Organic Lychee Green - Perfumed in the Traditional Chinese manner with the sweet and complex bouquet of lychee.
Cassis - An exceptionally aromatic tea with a rich black currant flavor that balances on the edge of the cup. This tea always reminds one of our founders of his childhood afternoons spent with his Grandmother.
Organic Tangerine Rooibos - A healthful cup of organic Rooibos from South Africa, infused with the sweet character of sunny citrus. Enjoy both hot and over ice.
Mountain Berry - Saskatoon berries (native to Canada), currants raisins and blueberries.
Made exclusively for Gardenview Tea Room.
Gardenview Blend - A signature blend made exclusively for Gardenview Tea Room.
Princess Breakfast Tea - A sweet custom blend of South African organic rooibos flavored with vanilla bean and a hint of strawberries. Rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and naturally decaffeinated.
Green and White Teas
Silver Leaf - A white tea harvested from south of the Yangtze river region. A very delicate flavor.
Imperial English Breakfast - Elegant and refined smooth sweetness. A blend of Ceylon and China Black Teas. Decaf English Breakfast also available.
Russian Earl Grey - Inspired by the old tradition of shipping tea with lemon for flavor: Made from the rind of spicy Bergamot orange to give the exotic blend of citrus.
Eros - Medium bodied Ceylon: Sweet Mandarin orange with warm vanilla for a sweet, smooth and creamy finish.
Thunderbolt Darjeeling - Thin bodied light tea with a floral aroma. The tea holds a distinctive tannic characteristic and a musky spiciness. It is often referred to by tea connoisseurs as muscatel, a grape varietal found in sweeter wines.
Harmony - A tranquil blend of sweet chamomile blossoms, peppermint, allspice and orange blossoms for a mild and sweet taste.
Chamomile Flowers - A tranquil and calming herbal infusion of sweet and fragrant golden chamomile blossoms combined for a mild and sweet taste. Soft and musty aroma combined with a smooth, apple-like finish.
Vanilla Rooibos - Rich and full bodied with creamy vanilla finish.
Nobo Whole Fruit - Full bodied and rich in sweetness. An array of berries and apple, accompanied with hibiscus, rose hips, and cornflowers.
Green Leaves: Green tea is grown mostly in Taiwan, China and Japan. China green tea is known for its mild and subtle tastes, refreshing aromas and pale hues of the teas.
White Leaves: Originally harvested in the northern Fujian province of China from wild tea bushes, White teas are highly prized because of they consist of top buds and leaves only.
Black Leaves: Black tea is grown in China, India, Sri Lanka and Africa. It is the most common type of tea in the Western world.
Herbal Infusions: A collection of herbs, flowers, fruits, berries and spices from around the world. Herbal infusions are naturally caffeine free.
Oolong Tea: Oolong is a semi-fermented tea. It undergoes the same treatment as black tea, only it is fermented for less time than black. Instead of rolling the leaf, only the edges of each leaf are rolled.
*Wine and Spirits available upon request.