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The afternoon tea service at Brothers and Sisters in the Line hotel features an array of treats from chef Erik Bruner-Yang and pastry chef Pichet Ong. (J. Lawler Duggan/for The Washington Post). When it comes to feeling pampered, not many restaurant outings can compare to an afternoon tea. There’s something special about pouring a steaming hot brew from your own pot into a delicate, beautifully patterned cup and being presented with tiered trays stacked with scones and clotted cream, bite-size pastries and the most adorable sandwiches. Washington hotels and tearooms are putting their own spin on this quintessentially British tradition, which began as a way to ward off hunger between lunc... Full story

15 April