12/10/2012 07:31 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Luxury Hotels Offer Americans Holiday High Tea

Photo courtesy of St. Regis Atlanta

Great news for Anglophiles: You don't need to travel to Jolly Olde England to get a proper holiday tea, complete with scones and real whipped cream and Yuletide cheer. Some of America"s favorite luxury hotels have adopted the tea tradition -- and for those who don't hold it year-round, the holidays are a popular time for this warming and family-friendly afternoon splurge.

Why not put aside an afternoon and do a little traveling in your own city by checking out one of these memorable services. The hectic holidays should come with a side of civility.

-- Lena Katz

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