Afternoon-tea doyenne, the late Caroline Rose Hunt, daughter of oil billionaire H. L. Hunt, owned and founded The Rosewood luxury hotel line until she sold her interest in 2011. She also created Lady Primrose’s thatched cottage tearoom and glittering silver-filled antiques shop once located within The Crescent Hotel complex in Dallas, Texas. Being oh-so-familiar with The Rosewood’s Dallas flagship hotel, The Mansion on Turtle Creek, there was not a doubt in my mind that this tea would be spectacular.
Formerly the Chancery Court Hotel, The Rosewood’s powerful façade exuded a sense of royal residence. It was easy to feel just a tiny bit aristocratic as I made my grand entrance through the black wrought-iron gates that led the way through an arch, revealing an enormous Edwardian courtyard.