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Afternoon Tea at The Huntington in Pasadena

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If you ever find yourself in Pasadena, California – take a day to visit The Huntington Library, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens. It can keep you captivated for hours and its a great place to meet up with a friend for their Afternoon Tea.

The Huntington was founded by railroad and real estate magnate Henry Edwards Huntington in 1919. The museum and gardens opened to the public in 1928. The room where afternoon tea is served used to be a parlour complete with a bowling alley (which is now the kitchen). I made a visit last month to enjoy their tea service.

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Freshly baked scones greeted us at the table accompanied by The Huntington’s famous homemade marmalade (more tart than sweet), clotted cream, berry preserves and butter. We polished off maybe 2-3 scones out of the whole basket and took the rest home to enjoy for a snack later. I loved the chunky texture of the marmalade, but wish it were a bit sweeter. If you do love it, I did see jars available in the garden gift shop. (more…)