Washington Duke Inn Afternoon Tea, Durham, North Carolina

A lovely evening for afternoon tea.... at the Washington Duke Inn Durham, North Carolina. 

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the ceremony known as afternoon tea."
Henry James

This New Orleans girl with a North Carolina native Mother, grew up to enjoy and appreciate afternoon tea. The likes of Windsor Palace in New Orleans. My husband and I
enjoyed introducing our boys to Carolina Inn Afternoon Tea when they were ten.

Leigh of HinesSightBlog.com and Malise of Carolina Mama Blog.com

The tradition runs deep so I was honored to be invited to the Washington Duke Inn
exquisite afternoon tea with sweet blogging friends like Leigh of HinesSightBlog.com. 
(see photo above)

It was a wonderful Fall day to visit the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Time for Tea Time with other Carolina Bloggers. Duke University is situated on such a beautiful European, and Classic. Our family loves to visit Duke Chapel for various musicals, vespers and more.  Or, what venue for beautiful North Carolina Weddings.... 

Washington Duke Inn Weddings Durham, North Carolina 

Since I enjoy going with family and friends, I invited my blogger friend, Ilina of DirtandNoise.com. We had a wonderful time on the beautiful drive up to Duke. She was even patient with my taking the long road home. :)  We are pictured here with Sarah of Carolina Parent. 

Carolina Mama, Dirt and Noise and Carolina Parent

So, Tea Time at Washington Duke Inn was a delight much anticipated.  We had the joy of hearing our Hostess and Founder of the Old North Tea Society and Queen of Tea in North Carolina, Constance Lue. 

Queen of North Carolina Tea
Constance Lue

Washington Duke Inn Afternoon Tea 

Washington Duke Inn Afternoon Tea 
 "In remembrance of more genteel times, the Washington Duke Inn serves Afternoon Tea in the Fairview Dining Room...

Wednesday through Sunday from 2:30pm-4:30pm. Relish the intimacy and unhurried pace of this time-honored tradition, sure to be a restorative and memorable experience for you and your guests.

The Classic Tea: Offering a wide selection of teas from Republic of Tea. Served with a variety of tea sandwiches, fresh homemade scones and a variety of sweets hand crafted for you - $25.00++  The Tea Royale: Served with a glass of  champagne, mimosa or Kir Royale. $32.00++

We loved all of the savory treats. My favorite was the Pimento Cheese. A Southern girl's palate can distinguish the best of the best. The sweets were delicious, as well."

Washington Duke Inn Afternoon Tea
Blogger Event Carolina Mama 

Here is a beautiful view of the setting where Ms. Lue and her friend were waiting to Host us. 

Our tea was hosted in the elegant Fairview Dining Room at Washington Duke. 


                              Washington Duke Inn Fairview Dining Room
                                 Durham, North Carolina 
Every detail was lovely. I really enjoyed the beautiful China pattern .....  


and the elegant place settings. 

Savor the comfort of a warm cup of tea... 

Harney & Sons "Paris" Tea 

enjoyed with delightful scones ... 

sweets, and sandwiches. A beautiful setting, perfect for relaxing after a busy morning of meetings or sightseeing.

Reservations are required.

Hours of Operation:2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Wednesday - Sunday

The Afternoon Tea holiday hours
Monday, December 1, 2014 through  Sunday, January 5, 2015
2:30pm - 4:30pm

Phone Number: 919-493-6699

As soon as you can, make your reservation for Tea at the Washington Duke Inn. You will have a memorable experience.  

Thank you for the lovely afternoon Washington Duke Inn. See you soon. 

Warmly, Carolina Mama

FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Washington and Duke Inn. All opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

Leigh Powell Hines said...

Love their scones. That was a delightul afternoon with you.