Ideally, I would have loved to have tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria but not knowing our timetable ahead of time, we could not make reservations. It would have been a grand place for afternoon tea.
Instead, we walked a couple of blocks away to a quaint little place called the James Bay Tea Room.
No silver teapots here but brown bettys adorned with handmade tea cozies and a friendly atmosphere.
The finger sandwiches, crumpet and scones were delicious and served simply from a doily on a plate.
The dessert plate had fruit and mini tarts and all that I've shown is considered tea for one.
Next week , I'll invite everyone to our home again for tea and show you what I bought in Alaska.
The hostesses I join for tea each week are Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage and Lady Katherine from Lady Katherine Tea Parlour. I hope you'll visit their guests as well.
Also, I'm linking with Kathy at A Delightsome Life who celebrates Victoria each week. Bliss Victoria is a magazine loved by women passionate about Victorian life and decor and although I didn't go looking through my back issues, I'm sure there are photos of tea at the Empress Hotel in this city named for Queen Victoria.