My family and I have enjoyed tea at the Smith-Byrd House on several occasions. An exceptional variety of loose leaf teas are available including herbal, flavored, green, black, rooibos and honeybush, and earl. My favorites (so far) are Honeybush, Snowflake, and Green Almond Cookie. Beth and David know quite a bit about different teas, and they are willing to spend time with guests educating them and helping them make tea selections. The quality of the food along with its presentation also makes for a delightful tea experience. All dishes are freshly prepared. The salads are beautiful, and the quiche is superb! Serving sizes are substantial, too. Be sure to save room for the scones with clotted cream and jam (delicious!). Guests may also tour the home and purchase gifts from the gift shop. A few months ago, my family and I traveled to Florida and had tea at the Garden View Lounge in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. After enjoying tea at the Smith-Byrd House, we were quite disappointed with our tea experience at the Garden View Lounge. Tea and food selections at the Smith-Byrd House greatly surpass that of the Garden View Lounge, and the prices are much better as well. The personal service and fresh food provided by David and Beth combined with their knowledge of teas elevates the quality of the tea experience.
Thanks Emily! We always enjoy it when you and your family come for tea.