I recently took my friend out to now my favorite "afternoon tea" spot in LA and had to share about the experience! We arrived at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills around tea time and walked right into their living room. Located on the main level, the servers immediately seated us to the most amazing decorated setting. It literally felt like you were somewhere in Europe - enchante!
We ordered with the afternoon special tea. I can't recall what my friend order but I had the jasmine tea and it was honestly the best jasmine tea I've ever had. I thought it was so nice that they continued to fill your tea up for you when you were running low.
Now the real deal is the 3 level tower of happiness. We started of course with the scones and holy moly.... their jams! Apricot and Raspberry! Incredible! It was home made and tasted like love. Then we moved onto the second tier which consisted of the different sandwiches. Everything was amazing! And lastly, the sweets level on the bottom. Naturally I went straight for the macaroon which did not disappoint but I tried all of them and every bite was to die for.
So if you're asking me where is the best afternoon tea place in LA - the answer hands down is...The Peninsula!