Do you enjoy a good cup of tea? The Rose and Crown Restaurant located at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort has a brand new event that you are sure to want to experience! This event is currently running on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 9:45 am. It has been booking very quickly and after I give you all of the details, you will definitely see why!
One of my favorite things about early events in the World Showcase area of Epcot is that you get a virtually empty part of the park which makes for some amazing photo opportunities.
Once you check in at the podium in front of the Rose and Crown pub, you are escorted into the dining room and join your fellow tea lovers for a spot on event!
You will find four glasses and four types of teas in front of you. We had English Breakfast, a seasonal Pumpkin Chai, Green Tea, and an Herbal Tea. A Twinings Tea expert guides you through the types of tea and you even learn how to brew the perfect cup. You have sugar and cream on the table as well so that you can prepare your own perfect cup. We also learned some very interesting tea facts. Did you know that Herbal Tea actually contains no tea at all? I was also informed that the seasonal tea will be changed out and that they are looking at an Apple Cinnamon blend for the holidays.
I loved that we had lovely sugar cubes.
This is the tea timer, each type of tea requires a different amount of timing to get that perfect brew.
We started with the English breakfast tea and the chai. This is how it starts.
And this is the final product. Aren’t they beautiful!
We were also brought Lady Gray tea which is best served cold. This was absolutely refreshing.
After sampling the teas, we were brought our first course. It features four sandwiches.
The plate below is mine because they were able to accommodate my allergies.
This is the creamed salmon with house-made pickles.
The second is an egg salad sandwich.
Next was a curried chicken salad which we were told is a favorite of the Queen’s.
The final selection was a chicken salad with spreadable cheddar and chopped pickles. Sounds like an odd combination but it really worked!
The plate also included edible hibiscus flowers from the Land Pavillion. Of course, I tried them and they were delicious!
While we finished our sandwiches, we learned about the history of tea and the Twining’s company. We brewed our next two cups and then enjoyed the next course. We had traditional scones, jam, and clotted cream.
This is the fruited scone.
There was also the traditional scone.
Don’t forget that clotted cream!
This plate also had an edible Hawaiin orchid from the Land Pavillion. You know I tried that too!
After we were full, we also received a gift of five tea varieties to take home to try our newly found brewing skills. I can’t wait!
Overall, I have to say this event was educational, delicious and fun. It is definitely a great bargain. I highly recommend getting a reservation for this event. I have gone back and booked it again because it was so much fun! Hope you take some time to enjoy a spot of tea at the fantastic event!
What you need to know:
- This event takes place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 9:45 am. Please make sure to check in by 9:30 am.
- Pricing is currently $30 per person but will be increasing to $35 per person starting April 22, 2019. This is a separate pay event and is not eligible for the Disney Dining Plan.
- A separate ticket for park admission is required.
- Allergies – Please notify Disney Dining about any allergies when you book this event and they will be able to accommodate your needs.
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