The Brown Palace Hotel is steeped (see what I did there?) in history and has an outstanding afternoon tea service. This hotel opened in 1892 and was a bedrock for individuals moving west to participate in gold and silver mining. I was excited when my wife told me she had found an afternoon tea service at the historic hotel!
The moment you walk into The Brown Palace Hotel, you immediately see the beauty in the architecture, which sets the tone of your visit. The experience was in the afternoon tea service.
In this article, you will learn about the afternoon tea service at The Brown Palace Hotel.
The Brown Palace Hotel
The hotel is located in downtown Denver Colorado. It is hard to miss as it has a unique shape that you can see in the picture above. It matches the curve of the corner, and yes, it does look brown on the outside. On the inside, we were greeted by an awe-inspiring lobby that looked up to a giant American flag and floors of hotel rooms. There are antique items around the hotel floor and a lot of history to see!
Afternoon Tea Service
The Brown Palace Hotel had an afternoon tea service that felt modern from a culinary standpoint and combined it so well with a vintage-style setting. Firstly, what I loved about the experience was that we had live harp music the entire time. The tea accessories felt like we were back in the early 1900s, beautifully worn tea cups, pots, and lovely silverware. I’m a massive fan of gooseneck teapots, which was the type we used. The food felt just right. We had a traditional tea experience, with three-tier, featuring scones, sandwiches, and desserts. For tea, I had the Crown Jewel organic black tea. I remember it being perfect with a bit of cream and sugar. It has a nice roast, hints of caramel, and milk chocolate. You can see more about the menu here.
The service was excellent. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the tea, the food, and the hotel’s history. Exceptional service is always part of making a wonderful experience. I like to be able to ask questions.
If you are considering going to the Brown Palace Hotel, you will want to make a reservation for the afternoon tea service. It was quite busy, and they kept a pretty specific schedule and system. You will also want to save some time to find parking if you are not from the area. We could find street parking but had to drive around a little. As far as cost goes, the experience was a little more on the higher end, but worth it. I felt as if I could relax, really take in the food, taste the tea and the music, and soak up the sights of the hotel. I would also recommend saving some time to walk around the hotel. It is a fantastic story in American history.
If you are in Denver, ensure this is a stop during your stay. For any tea lover, it is an experience you don’t want to miss. For more tea house reviews, check out my article on The Village Tea House!
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