I just discovered this wonderful little tea shop here. Okay, I lie. I heard about it a couple of years ago, but I never got a chance to try it. Since last week was spring break and most people were away, it was just a great idea to finally try it out.
This is the cutest place ever and I so regret waiting (literally) years before I came here. I could have been here enjoying a nice cup of tea and snacks every month or so. :disappointed: They only offer tea service during the hours of 11:30AM-5PM, so I had a really tough time arranging my schedule so I could come here. The hours make sense, but sigh, having work and class during those times just makes things so much more difficult.
Matt and I dropped by on a Thursday afternoon. We usually sit indoors for everything but the atmosphere around this area was just perfect. How could we resist outside with great weather and all these cute plants & decor around us?
It was just a little awkward because well, we’re both awkward and we had to sit and wait while the waitress set up our table to look ready for our afternoon tea.
I ordered iced Long Island Strawberry, a green tea, and Matt ordered earl grey tea. Both some of the most delicious teas I’ve had! The teas came out first along with scones (which were delicious, by the way).
The rest of our order took a little while to come out, but that was okay since we got some time to sit, drink tea, and be all fancy. The tray had fruit, cookies, cream tarts, chicken salad sandwiches, cucumber mint sandwiches, and various other little sandwiches. Everything looks so small, but it was more than enough to fill me up! Matt, however, left hungry so at least we know for next time he’ll have to eat first if this is lunchtime.
It was a little pricey ($20 per person for what we ordered) so we’re not likely to come back for the afternoon tea service, but we’re definitely going to come back and try some of the other teas and items on their menu. I believe I saw something about a cheese platter and I sure am interested in that. The hefty tea service price is likely because you’re paying for the service and experience, not quite the amount of food. They did offer us refills, though, but we were on our way to something else. Perhaps we’ll take more time and get refills of our tea next time!