As the Holiday season comes to a close I wanted to share my experience having Christmas tea at The Heathman Hotel. The Heathman is a Portland staple and a must see if you are ever in town. I have many great memories of the hotel from weddings to eating at the incredible restaurant. My mother, sisters and I have always wanted to do Christmas Tea. Tea at The Heathman is apparently legendary so my sister made reservations months ahead knowing that holiday tea books up quickly. The pricing for tea is $32 for adults and $14 for children and luckily I took my adorable little niece Gigi, so I can share what she thought. The tea took place in the lobby which is pretty incredible with the decorations and the beautiful fresh tree made the room smell like pine.
The table was set with a great view of the tree and the stair case.
The menu includes:
- Pot of Fonté Tea
- Smoked Salmon Hash Profiteroles
- Chicken Salad Pita
- Goat Cheese Crostini
- Classic Cucumber Sandwich
- Sun-dried Tomato Deviled Egg
- Heathman Scone
- John’s Maui Banana Bread
- Chocolate Feuilletine
- Machu Picchu Chocolate Mousse
- Lemon Tart
- Devil’s Food Chocolate Tea Cupcake
- Fresh Marshmallows rolled in powdered sugar
Now this is exclusive to the Holiday tea and is different from their regular tea menu. When you sit down the menu is in front of you and list dozens of different types of tea.
I personally love hot chocolate and ordered that. Miss. Gigi is an interesting 3 almost 4 year old who wanted water with ice in her tea cup.
When the tea and food came I found that I was disappointed. The hot chocolate wasn’t good, the food wasn’t seasoned, but the scone they provided was the best scone I have ever had. Miss. Gigi had a great plate of food for little ones that included pb&j sandwich, goldfish, and so much more.
She of course was so excited for the gold fish and thought The Heathman was just the coolest.
On a scale of 0 to 10, 10 being the best, I would give the environment/atmosphere a 10, the food a 4, and the scone a 10. Qverall I would rate The Heathman Tea a 6.
I wish I could tell you that this was worth the $32 but I know that I wouldn’t do it again for that price.