As part of its Silver Anniversary celebration this year, the Townsend Hotel has scheduled special events on the 25th of every month and for September, the focus is on tea. This Wednesday, the luxury hotel in downtown Birmingham will host a "25th Anniversary Special Tea " and, according to Jared Chorney, Food and Beverage Director at the Townsend, the first twenty-five guests will receive a complimentary sample of loose tea and a freshly prepared orange cranberry scone to take home.
Reached by phone yesterday for an exclusive interview, Chorney says while the Townsend Hotel has some exciting teas planned for the Fall, they just wrapped up a special tea tasting event last week. Howard Davis from Harney and Sons Tea Company visited for a sampling of different black teas paired with a variety of hors d’oeuvres. "Guests sampled four really great teas," says Chorney. He added the program was designed by Davis, who has been with Harney and Sons Tea for twenty years.
Upcoming tea events at the Townsend Hotel include a Halloween Tea on October 26 and a Snow Princess Tea on November 30. There will be a holiday tea, too, with a date yet to be announced, but sure to be spectacular according to Chorney. "It's just a great place to be; the Townsend is decorated so beautifully for the holidays."
For more information on the Silver Anniversary Tea and upcoming teas, see Afternoon Tea at the Townsend Hotel.