Stop for tea in Seattle

Kathy Schultz,  – September 16, 2004

Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Bask in elegance in the Georgianrestaurant, with high ceilings and walls painted 11 shades ofyellow. Tea includes smoked salmon on pumpernickel, a Pike PlaceMarket fruit tart, and more. 2-4 daily; $25. 411 University St.; 206/527-2770.

Queen Mary Tearoom. Choose from 60 kinds of tea, includingherbal blends and maté. First comes a trio of fresh-fruitsorbets, followed by a three-tiered service laden with fingersandwiches, tiny tartlets, and crumpets. 9-4 Wed-Sun; $22. 2912N.E. 55th St.;

Scottish Tea Shop. Feast on authentic Scottish foods such asoatcakes, chutney, and gingerbread in this tea shop housed insidean Arts and Crafts home. Next door there are Edinburgh crystal andteapots for sale. 10-5 Tue-Sat; $12. 1121 34th Ave.; www.scottishteashop.comor 206/324-6034.

Sorrento Hotel. For Old World charm and European opulence,take tea in the mahogany-paneled Fireside Room of this historichotel. Nibble on bite-size curried chicken in tiny pastry boats andperfect apricot-cherry scones. 3-5 daily; $28. 900 Madison St.; www.hotelsorrento.comor 206/622-6400.

The Woodmark Hotel. In this lakeside hotel, adults enjoysweets and savories served on bone china; kids get peanutbutter-and-jam finger sandwiches and petit fours. 2-4 daily; $25,$10 ages 12 and under. 1200 Carillon Point, Kirkland; 800/822-3700.

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