It was a beautiful day in Copley Square!
Afternoon Tea at the Boston Public Library (Holiday Tea)
Normally offered Wednesdays through Fridays from 2-4 pm (as of 1.5.15). Be sure to call directly, their online reservation system is unreliable.
Ambiance - The room was significantly noisier than the last time, though that may have been the time that we went: the had opened up reservations for tea starting at 12:30 pm, which is during the lunch rush. It quieted down as the afternoon wore on.
Waitstaff - Attentive and helpful. We never felt rushed.
Savory - Eight separate lovely sandwiches: wild mushroom and butter, lobster and chive, smoked salmon, cream cheese, roquefort and walnut jam, egg salad, deviled chicken, and cucumber.
Sweet -A mix of holiday cookies, some peppermint bark, a lemon poppyseed mini bundt cake, a sugar cookie, a miniature mint brownie, and a gingerbread man.
Scones, clotted cream, and jam - One currant scone, one regular scone - tasty and warm.
Tea quality - Since we both chose the same tea, one pot arrived and was refreshed liberally throughout the tea.
Cost - $35 per person for holiday tea; $32 normally
Overall - I only wish this was served on weekends! It's such a nice tea service, and especially good for those already in the neighborhood exploring the library.