Today we’re discovering the nuances of a proper vegan tea service at Epcot’s Rose & Crown Pub and Dining Room in Walt Disney World.
We love learning about all of the extra experiences you can add on to a Walt Disney World vacation.
Today’s post is courtesy of our fellow vegan and proper Brit @TwilightFilledtheSky
Epcot Rose and Crown Tea Experience Vegan Review in Walt Disney World
The Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room Tea Experience is held at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the UK pavilion at Epcot.
This special event is hosted by a Twinings-trained Cast Member who will take you through the history of the tea brand and its flavors.
The official Walt Disney World website describes the event offering as a tea tasting with sandwiches and scones. The thought was that there would be some vegan variation of these things but in fact that was not the case.
You do not need to call or email in advance to notify the location of your vegan dietary needs.
The tea itself is vegan as is, but you’ll have to specifically ask for non dairy milk. The plant based milk option is rice milk.
Sadly, our reviewer said that the water used to brew the tea wasn’t hot at all, and was actually luke warm. It meant very weak tea brews and was especially disappointing on an usually cold and rainy day at Walt Disney World where something warm and comforting would have been welcome.
A platter of select sandwiches were brought out, but for vegans, the offering was their Coronation Salad.
The Coronation Salad is available on the regular menu at the Rose & Crown Dining Room. A crunchy papadam cracker serves at the base and it’s topped with lettuce, grape tomatoes, sweet currants, red onion, shredded carrots and an apple madras dressing. It was delicious but very light and not filling.
It would have been nice if the restaurant had taken the extra initiative to serve vegan sandwiches instead.
After the hot tea came an iced Lady Grey tea.
Last course was a promise of scones. This was served with clotted cream and house made strawberry jam. However, the vegan option was a fruit salad.
Again, our reviewer feel like they could have made a much better effort here. Almost every one of the very large tea rooms in London offers vegan scones with vegan “cream” or butter and strawberry jam.
It wasn’t worth the $35 expense, and we wouldn’t recommend this to any vegan friends. Safe to say that our friend won’t be going back in a hurry anytime soon.
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