Once a year, The Langham hotels celebrate their anniversary by serving afternoon tea service for the original price that the first Langham hotel in London charged. Back in 1865, afternoon tea was 1 shilling and 6 pence. That means, dear readers, that on June 10 you can get the $38 afternoon tea at The Langham in Boston for only $0.15!
My friends and new roommate and I took a long lunch that Tuesday and headed to the hotel lobby. Gift bags in the pretty Langham pink color were on the table .. ooh, but more on that at the end.
I tried their special Boston blend which is black tea with cranberry and almond.
Finger sandwiches included the ubiquitous cucumber sandwich, salmon rillette, chicken salad sandwich, and a mini crab puff. Each plate you see on this post is for two people.
I forgot to take a photo of the scones (sorry), but there were clotted cream, lemon curd, and jam to accompany.
After the sandwiches and devouring two warm scones each, we were pretty full. I could barely finish the plate of pink treats. There were chocolate dipped strawberries, a raspberry tart, a chocolate cupcake, and macarons.
I loved the gift we got, as well: a beautiful pen and two of The Langham's chocolate bars!