So it’s official. I have the best book club ever. I think I established that fact before but after the August book club, it’s pretty much confirmed.
This month we had a lovely little brunch (before Adam and I left for Philly two weeks ago) at Reynolds Tavern here in Annapolis for tea.
I first went to Reynolds Tavern last year with my mother in law, taking her to afternoon tea shortly after we told family we were expecting baby schmidt. It was a lovely, lovely afternoon. No tea at the Willard, but somehow Reynolds is a little more casual and antiquey than the classy afternoon tea at the Willard in DC. Or at least in my mind, I’ve never been to tea there but I imagine it’s quite nice.
Though I’m not a super tea fan, I have enjoyed both tea times. The service has never been anything less than outstanding, and I love the classic, antiquey elegance of the tavern – both upstairs and down.
Reynolds has a great variety of tea, and a few options where you get scones, treats, and sandwiches. This one was shared by Liz and Lexi.
I myself enjoyed the Savory Tea option which comes with a scone, a couple of finger sandwiches and a couple of savory tarts. It’s the perfect amount of food and perfectly complimentary to the tea. I had some Irish Breakfast tea mostly because mint and fruit teas just aren’t my style. I also like mine sweet….a little too sweet.
Not to mention, Reynolds has some of the prettiest tea cups – some to purchase (must go back!). I saw really cute one that were British inspired. But it was kind of neat how we all had different tea cups, each that you’d imagine seeing in your grandmothers kitchen or in your local antique shop.
So it wasn’t a moms night out per se, but it was a lovely afternoon with some lovely friends. If you enjoy lunch or afternoon tea, head downstairs or outside to the 1747 Pub to grab a pint afterwards! The 1747 used to be Sly Fox which for me was an outdoor drinking favorite.
Reynolds does recommend reservations, though I’ve never had a problem getting a reservation when I wanted, early afternoon always seems busiest. Go, wear a hat (or don’t!) and your sunday best and have tea like a real lady with your favorite group of ladies.
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