Waldorf Astoria Chicago

So because this is a new blog, I’m going to be writing about past events for a little bit, but wanted to mention some afternoon teas I’ve been to, products I’ve tried already, etc.  This post is one of those posts…

So last Summer for my birthday I decided to take a group of friends out for tea in the city (Chicago).  I’ve been to most of the large hotel teas but hadn’t yet been to the Waldorf Astoria.  They had just started offering afternoon tea earlier in 2016 so I was looking forward to seeing how theirs would compare.  We had a group of five ladies all dressed for a lovely warm afternoon and am pleased to say we all had a wonderful time.

They first took orders for tea and a couple of friends decided to add some champagne to the order as well for themselves.  Overall, the reviews for the tea were positive all around.  We all enjoyed our individual choices.  I had Emperor’s Dragonwell, which was flavorful and rich tasting.  A bit of a stronger tea, which is what I prefer.

The food had a nice variety and items I hadn’t seen at other teas.  The deviled egg was a standout for me personally.  We all made it through most of the sweets, but admittedly not all.  As you can see from the photos, there was plenty to eat!

The service wasn’t the best I’ve had at other afternoon teas.  I didn’t get the impression that they were used to people coming to tea based on how items were served, etc.  I think for service the Langham would be at the top of the list for me… which I will review at a later date.  But it wasn’t bad and didn’t affect our enjoying the afternoon.

Overall, the experience was quite lovely.  It actually made me consider doing it annually.  I would definitely put the Waldorf on your list, but just not maybe at the top of it.  xo.


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