While I was in Seattle back in May, I took my mom out for afternoon tea at the Fairmont Olympic hotel in downtown Seattle. I was a little worried that it would totally empty (I'm not sure how many people actually go to afternoon tea these days), but there turned out to be a number of other guests also enjoying the tea as well, including a big bridal shower group.
The service was attentive but not overbearing, and the selection of foods we were served were a nice mix of savory and sweet. I especially liked the cute passion fruit macaron lollipops and the open-faced smoked salmon sandwiches. I tried the 1907 blend which was made for a Fairmont hotel anniversary, which was bolder than my mom's Darjeeling (she tends to like lighter flavored teas), and I enjoyed it a lot.
A nice surprise at the end of our tea was this plate of fresh chocolate-dipped strawberries with a candle and mother's day message! It was a great way to celebrate Mother's day one day early with my mom and cap off a tasty afternoon tea.
The Fairmont Olympic
411 University Street