The food and the tea – top notch and delicious. Everyone was sweet as pie. A picture and a description of the food here:
A few caveats: this place is popular for showers, special occasions, and little people parties. If these sorts of things are not your cuppa, Sundays are probably not your best bet. Also, when we were paying, we noticed a “Tea Party” donation basket where you could buy a pin for the “cause.” This is one cause I wholeheartedly do NOT believe in, and no amount of good food and tea would make me betray my principles and go back.
Utterly charming to visit (really cool Old New York shoppe), but I haven’t had a tea that I actually enjoyed from their selections. Maybe I’m missing something!
If you love scones, this is the place! The pumpkin scones were the best I’ve ever had. I had a pot of the Phoenix Dessert Blend tea with them, and it was so delicious that I had to take a few ounces of tea home with me :) I also had the steak salad and it was great.
Beware: It’s very cutesy and if fairy wings, Alice in Wonderland murals, and mismatched china are not your thing, you might not feel comfortable. Also, best to go on an “off” time to avoid lots of children if you are looking for peaceful tea sipping (I went around 5 on a sunday – perfect!)!
Excellent, extensive, unique selection of loose leaf teas. Knowledgeable staff, owner often in house and very helpful. Beautiful teaware! I look forward to every visit.
The tea was incredible and perfectly prepared. The food was excellent. The people who work there are very knowledgeable and nice. The atmosphere is very restful and beautiful. I hope I get to come back soon!!