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4 Places to Take Mom for Tea

This Mother's Day, treat mom to something different.

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SUMMERTIME TEA IN THE GARDENS

Denver Botanic Gardens and the Denver Tea Room are hosting a morning of tea tasting in the solarium at the Woodland Mosaic garden. Learn about the difference between high tea and low tea, and see how tea is served in different cultures. Try sandwiches from England, desserts from France and Scotland, and teas from Sri Lanka. May 20; $38 member, $42 nonmember. Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St. Denver 720-865-3501 botanicgardens.org

AFTERNOON TEA AND AUSTENLAND

Take Mom to afternoon tea and a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse. Try three servings of tea, poached salmon mousse, blue cheese pepper croissants, and a chocolate-filled pastry. Then relax while watching Austenland, which stars Keri Russell as a tourist in Austenland, a “modern day immersive experience of refined etiquette, period clothing, and dashing men.” May 28; $25. Alamo Drafthouse 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr. Littleton 720-588-4107 drafthouse.com/denver

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MOTHER’S DAY TEA AT THE MOLLY BROWN HOUSE

Celebrate Mother’s Day with your own mother, and remember another well-known mom, Margaret Brown. Invite Mom to tea at Molly Brown’s house, browse the museum, and then do a little shopping in the museum store afterward. May 13; $24 member, $26 nonmember. Molly Brown House Museum 1340 Pennsylvania St. Denver 303-832-4092 mollybrown.org

AFTERNOON TEA AT THE BROWN PALACE HOTEL

Treat Mom to herbal teas, scones (with Devonshire cream shipped direct from England), and finger sandwiches. Then chat while that afternoon’s harpist or pianist plays in the background. Be sure to spend some time strolling through Denver’s historic hotel after tea is finished. Every afternoon from noon to 4 p.m.; $40 and up. Brown Palace Hotel 321 17th St. Denver 303-297-3111 brownpalace.com

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