Afternoon tea at the Mandarin Oriental is taken at tables in the lobby lounge by the fireplace, with windows looking onto bustling Boylston Street. The assortment of teas and bites changes seasonally; for instance, the autumn Harvest Tea includes cranberry scones and pumpkin spice cupcakes. Celebratory types can supplement with wine or bubbles.
When you want to get your Downton Abbey on, or just have a fancy celebration, there are several options for a formal afternoon tea in Boston. Think hot tea, delicate sandwiches, and mini pastries served on tiered silver trays. For something less formal, there are casual spots offering an excellent cup of tea and pastry too. After a lovely tea service, be sure to take a stroll around one of the best parks in Boston, visit one of the best places to see art in Boston. If you prefer coffee over tea though, the best coffeeshops in Boston are sure to satisfy.
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