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Cool Victoria Is No Longer For The Newlywed and Nearly Dead
The signature drink features tea-infused vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg white and is served, naturally, with a mini scone.

“I love this room,” says Bruce Livingstone as we settle into one of the Bengal’s low leather couches, taking in the rich wood panelling and colonial ceiling fans.

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Afternoon Tea


Why Victoria, British Columbia, Should Be Your Next Weekend Getaway
 Afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress is an elegant, century-old tradition worth keeping.

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Victoria, British Columbia: Wine, Dine, Bike & Hike
The Fairmont Empress Tea is a must-stop in the city. Some say the Empress Tea is as good as proper teas in England, and we agree. The crustless tea sandwiches of salmon, cucumber and egg and tuna were perfectly complemented by the Fairmont’s private label tea - a blend of green and black teas that is both smoky and deliciously subtle.

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Four Ideas For A Fun Spring Getaway To Victoria, BC
If you are in need of a place to relax after your ride, cozy up in the quaint Victorian Tea Lobby at the Fairmont Empress to enjoy delicious snacks, such as fresh-from-the-oven scones with strawberry preserves and thick Jersey cream during the traditional British afternoon tea.

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A Road Trip Guide To Victoria
Post-brunch, take some time to meander through the Inner Harbour and Fisherman's Wharf, where you might just chance upon a seal basking in the sun. But before you hop your flight home, there's one last thing you must do: indulge in the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel's tea service — one of the oldest traditions in Victoria.

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