Afternoon Tea: Ritz Carlton Tyson’s Corner, Virginia

Afternoon Tea is one of my favorite indulgences. Whether I do it at home or in my travels, it gives me some time to wind down and enjoy good conversations over delicious snacks and tea/champagne.
I have been to the Ritz Carlton in Tyson’s Corner about 5 times and every time it gets better. It is very close to my house and I love the hotel and food there.

On my visit today, my friend and I decided to splurge and we went with the Royal Tea package – which came with a glass of Rose & strawberries with fresh cream and drizzled with Grand Marnier in addition to the tea, sweets, and tea sandwiches. We were there for almost 3 hours to finish everything and hang out.
My favorite tea is Darjeeling – which is a black tea from India. Fun fact, the leaves are actually from China but grown in India.

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Rose

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Tea Sandwiches

After we ate our sandwiches, out came a gorgeous display of sweets. Also included with the sweets is jam, cream, and lemon curd.

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Tea Sweets

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Tea Sweets

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Tea Sweets

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Tea Sweets

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Sugars and Spreads

How does one even choose where to start? My favorite was the currant scone with the the fresh whipped cream and the lemon curd! The scone was so soft and delicious.
After we thought we were done … out came huge glasses full of strawberries and cream with the Grand Marnier.

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Delicious!

Overall – loved the afternoon tea here! I ended up bringing stuff home because I could not finish it, so I have treats for tomorrow now.
The hotel does offer seasonal Afternoon Teas throughout the year.
Additional Information:

  • Address: 1700 Tysons Blvd, McLean, VA 22102
  • Phone: (703) 744-3999
  • Distance from Dulles International Airport: about 30 minutes
  • Distance from Reagan International Airport: about 30 minutes
  • Seating times: 12pm/3pm
  • Reservations strongly recommended
  • Cost: starts at $46 per person for an adult
  • Parking: Valet is $20 for the day, garage is $12, and if you park at the mall it is free.

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19 Comments

  1. November 20, 2017 / 2:03 am

    That looks amazing!

  2. November 20, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    I would love to spend a lazy afternoon childfree with a great friend chatting and eating away the afternoon! I guess I must have a light lunch before going there! Really looks faboulous and felicious!

  3. November 20, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    Thanks for this eye candy! It is a reminder that life is to be lived and enjoyed. I miss afternoon teas – it is a luxury for me and I think that when the kids are back in school, I’ll book some time for a tea date to be together.

  4. Amber
    November 21, 2017 / 12:57 am

    I would LOVE to do something like this one day. I love tea and all of these snacks look fabulous.

  5. November 21, 2017 / 3:16 am

    Those look so good and wow, I live like 10 min away from Tysons Corner and always visit the mall near Ritz Carlton! Def should check this out someday 🙂

  6. Tasheena
    November 21, 2017 / 6:05 am

    This looks like so much fun and the food looks wonderful. Would love to visit one day.

  7. CourtneyLynne
    November 21, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    Ooooo everything looks absolutely delicious!!!! I am a huge tea fan!!! I wish tea time would catch on in the states!!!

  8. November 21, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    Afternoon tea is so luxurious, I just love it. Perfect way to take some time out and unwind

  9. November 21, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    Wow, that looks better than many I’ve had here in England.

  10. Kristin
    November 21, 2017 / 11:46 pm

    Wow, what a gorgeous afternoon tea! The drinks and food look amazing.

  11. nadaliebardo
    November 22, 2017 / 12:17 am

    Those deserts/treats look absolutely scrumptious! I haven’t had a good rose in forever, I found a nice one at the liquor store a few months ago and I have been crazing the tasty drink ever since!

  12. November 22, 2017 / 1:16 am

    I love tea and brunch. Tea at the Ritz sounds awesome! So decadent. Thanks for sharing!

  13. November 22, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    I love afternoon tea and the Ritz does it right. The Atlanta location quit serving it and was so disappointed about it.

  14. November 22, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    This looks so cool! My Hubs and I love visiting Virginia so this is something we should look into.

  15. November 22, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Lovely hotel + afternoon tea = heaven!
    My kind of equation exactly 🙂
    And I would love to spend it with likeminded friends who also enjoys lazy afternoon and no smartphone, just lovely conversations.

  16. TColeman
    November 24, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    This looks like it was such a great experience. All of that food looks so tasty!

  17. December 8, 2017 / 11:41 pm

    Such a well spent afternoon! Also, tea snacks doesn’t seem too heavy at first glance but always end up being packed home lol. So deceptive!

    • December 9, 2017 / 12:26 am

      haha you arent even kidding!! You drink enough tea and snack for so long after 3 hours you have so much to take home

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