This is a smallish-medium sized tea room that is done up in the Victorian style, though not as over the top as some I’ve been to. The ladies working there and the owner are just super nice folks. The tea I had was their house blend, Duo Sorelle. It is a green-black blend with at least strawberry but I couldn’t pick out other flavors. Fruity green-black and very fine leaves on the whole. They do leave their tea in the pot when they bring it out – no infuser basket. Although the first steep was strong it didn’t get bitter but the second steep might have been more flavorful if the tea hadn’t sat in the pot all that time.
The sandwiches were good but the chicken pecan was the best. I could probably go there and have just that sandwich with a pot of tea! They do offer a unique take on tea service and you can purchase your tea treats a la carte if you wish. You can choose 2 of the same tea sized sandwich or 1 of egg salad and 3 of chicken if you wanted. The brownie was excellent. The scone was, I am sad to say, just not good at all. It was tough, like the dough had been overworked. The lemon curd was great, though.
For the price, this is a great tea room. Exceptionally reasonable pricing and I like the customization available with the menu. And that we didn’t have to call ahead and specifically say which tea service we wanted. We called for reservations the same day we visited, which was a Monday. They do recommend reservations at all times, especially on weekends, so if visiting then, one might be better off with a bit more advance time on the reservation.
I would recommend you go for the flavored tea (they really don’t have but about 2 unflavored options), the reasonable pricing, the friendly and peaceful atmosphere and the chicken salad sandwich. Don’t go for the scones. :)
Picture of the tea service: http://tinyurl.com/nmhjyw8