My son and wife gave me an advance birthday treat taking me and my wife to high tea at the Courtyard restaurant in the magnificent Boston Public Library. I have had high teas around the world, but none in such august surroundings. The high tea consisted of scones,cakes and sandwiches complemented by an eclectic range of black and herbal teas. Our vegetarian needs were well catered for and our 3-year-old grandson was looked after too with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cakes plus hot chocolate. Service was excellent. The $39 price is steep though.