Saturday, July 27, 2013

How to celebrate the birth of the new prince and additional savings for readers of The Detroit Tea Examiner

This week, Prince George Alexander Louis was born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Almost as English as the monarchy itself, tea is the perfect pairing for any royal event. Below are a couple of Barb's TEA Shop's recommendations for tea enthusiasts to honor the new prince.

1.  Royalty Tea at Royal Park Hotel. Mention The Detroit Tea Examiner article (link below) when making reservations and receive a 10% discount!

Royalty Tea will include Duchess of Cornwall Scones
To toast the new Prince George, The Royal Park Hotel is hosting a "Royalty Tea". With a regally-themed menu including Duchess of Cornwall Scones and a Kir Royal cocktail, the Rochester luxury hotel afternoon tea is fit for a queen. . .or king. Readers of The Detroit Tea Examiner can receive a 10% discount if they mention this article (through August 22), when making reservations:  Special savings on 'Royalty Tea' honoring new Prince George at Royal Park Hotel.

Tea Hostess Mary Kuhn does all the work
We visited the Royal Park Hotel last November and loved the ambiance, the food and the great service, including personal attention from Tea Hostess, Mary Kuhn. (for a full account, see our blog story, "Fit for a Queen or three: Afternoon tea at the Royal Park Hotel").

2.  A cup of Prince Regent Tea from Bingley's Teas
Keeping it all in the family, celebrate Kate and William's new son with tea created to honor a royal ancestor, the Prince Regent. Last weekend, we were in Louisville, Kentucky for the Sixth Annual Jane Austen Festival and met up with Julia Matson, owner of Bingley's Teas. Known for their tea blends inspired by characters in Austen novels, Bingley's Teas has created a new line of teas with a nod to the Prince Regent and popular teas of his time.

Prince Regent Teas from Bingley's Teas are regally packaged

Packaged regally in a black,glossy tins sealed with gold wax, the Prince Regent line includes "Evenings in Ceylon" a rich black tea that has become a new staple in our humble household.

Rachel viewing  Prince Regent Teas at Jane Austen Festival in Louisville last weekend
Be it a fancy afternoon tea with friends or just  a cup of regal tea at home, join the celebration from "across the pond" and give yourself the Royal treatment.

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