One of my favorite restaurants in DC is Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt Washington. The Blue Duck Tavern is also the location of the Tea Cellar, where you can enjoy more than 50 rare and limited-production, single-estate teas from remote regions such as China, Japan, Sri Lanka and the Himalayas.
The Tea Cellar hosts the Tea Table every Saturday and Sunday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Savory bites, pastries, scones and jams are served buffet style. Teas are selected from the Tea Cellar’s extensive tea menu. Tea Specialist Christian Eck is available to assist guests with their tea selections.
I had the opportunity to attend a tasting featuring the winter menu for the Tea Table. Savory selections included main lobster BLT on brioche, chicken salad in cabbage wrap, deviled eggs, and oysters on the half shell with celery relish. Sweet treats included fruit scones, assorted macarons, berry tarts, Nutella eclairs, opera cake, and chocolate carmel tarts. Every bite was decadent and luxurious. My very favorite thing was the Nutella eclairs. The filling was rich and the choux pastry was light as air.
For the teas, I had the chance to taste Chinese Freak of Nature oolong, a Mallorca melon tisane, Gyorkuro Japanese green tea, and 1999 Vintage Pu-erh. You can see the tea menu here.
Disclosure: I was invited to attend a preview of the Winter Tea menu at The Tea Cellar. I was not compensated for writing this post. All opinions are my own.