Tuesday, December 15, 2015

YE OLDE KING'S HEAD

Ye Olde King's Head is serving tea again! Hip, hip, hoorah!

ADDRESS: 116 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
CROSS STREETS: Between Ocean Ave. & 2nd St.
FWY ACCESS: 10

WEBSITE: yeoldekingshead.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Twitter
PHONE: 310-451-1402
EMAIL: info@yeoldekingshead.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Tea served Mon-Sat - 11a-4:30p
  • Sundays by advance reservation for large groups
PARKING: Street & lot
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs. They have multiple rooms

RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: Yes
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: Yes, patio
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Take-away
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $20.95

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: A traditional English pub setting with warm, rich tones
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: English fare and acclaimed fish & chips
UNIQUE ASPECTS: An all-in-one pub, restaurant, shoppe, bakery & grocer
OWNED BY: General Manager - Peter Dolan
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: In a popular sector of Santa Monica, near various ethnic restaurants, yoga
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1974
LISTING UPDATED: December 2015

MENU

Afternoon Tea for Two
A selection of Finger Sandwiches, Sausage Rolls, Quiche, Freshly Baked Scones served with Devonshire Cream & Preserves, Mini Pastries, Mini Chocolate Eclairs.
Specialty Tea or Coffee
$39.95

Traditional Tea 
A selection of Finger Sandwiches, Sausage Roll, Quiche,  Freshly Baked Scones & Preserves, Mini Chocolate Éclair, Specialty Tea or Coffee
$20.95

Royal Tea
(includes glass of Champagne, Mimosa or Kir Royale)
$26.95

Princess Tea 
For Children 12 and under
$12.95

Scone with Devonshire Cream & Preserves - $4.95
Quiche of the Day served with Salad - $11.95
English Tea Sandwiches - $9.95
Choice of one. Served with salad: Turkey, Cranberry & Cream Cheese. Egg & Watercress. Coronation Chicken. Cucumber with Cream Cheese. Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese. Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil with a Pesto mayo.

Psychic Tea also available with advanced bookings only.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tea tour spots are going fast

Welcome, Stephanie Ivey, to our intrepid band of tea travellers! She is our latest signer-upper for our April Victorian GentiliTea Tour of British Columbia :D 

  • 7 spots confirmed
  • 5 spots pending
  • 6 spots still open

It's getting exciting!!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Our tearoom guide tackles Oregon

Now what do we have here? 
Perfect for the Oregonian in your life (or someone visiting the Pacific Northwest) :)

Paperback $5.99 
Kindle $2.99 

Next stop: Washington!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Ghosts of Tearooms Past - OREGON

  • Althea's Tea Room - Dallas
  • The ANZAC Tea Parlour - The Dalles
  • Back in the Day Bakery & Café - Springfield - no site, FB page & Yelp are old ... phone busy
  • Bamboo Grove Salon - Portland 
  • Berry Sweet Tea Parties - Beaverton
  • Broetje House - Milwaukie
  • Carmelle's Tea Room - Salem
  • The Charms of Tea - Albany
  • Cheryl's Cup of Tea - Oregon City
  • Columbia Gorge Hotel - no longer does tea, but who knows if they'll resume service during the holidays
  • Cup of Blessings - Wallowa
  • Eve's Garden Cafe & Tea Room - Applegate
  • Forget Me Not Ireland - Portland
  • Gate's House Tea Room - Albany
  • Granderson's Tea at the Sea - Seaside
  • Hoffman House Restaurant - Molalla
  • Hunt's Traveling Tea Cups - Umpqua
  • Jenkins Estate - Beaverton (This event facility no longer serves to tea the public)
  • Julia's Tea Parlor - Salem 
  • Lavender Tea House - Sherwood
  • Lee's SpecialTeas - Klamath Falls
  • Lisa's Tea Room & Gift Shop - Philomath
  • The Mad Hatters - Eugene
  • Mademoiselle Noelle's Fortune Tea House - Portland
  • Marco Polo Tea and Gift Shop - Salem (Now serving international fare in their Marco Polo Global Restaurant at the same location)
  • Mrs B’s Special-Teas Cards & Gifts - Lebanon
  • The Peddler's Boot & Chocolate Boutique - Albany
  • Primrose Tea Room - Mcminnville
  • Pudding Lane - Aurora
  • Purple Orchid Gift Boutique and Tea House - Hillsboro
  • Scatter Joy Tea Room & Eatery - Junction City
  • Serendipitea - Lincoln City
  • Stratford House - Hillsboro
  • Tea & Treasures - Sisters
  • Tea, Thyme and Lavender Gifts & Cafe - Beaverton
  • Teapots and Teacups - Roseburg
  • Tilting Teapot - Depoe Bay
  • Treasures from the Heart - Eugene (This eclectic shop no longer serves tea)
  • Wind-Up Bird Coffee & Tea House - Coburg

Tea Hat Tutorial ... and tea

If you don't have the fetching chapeau you've always desired, you may want to consider joining our 3-session weekly Tea Hat Tutorial

In Garden Grove prior to our event in Victoria. Here you will have the opportunity to get to know your tea-sipping compatriots via one hour videochats, during which we will create our own chapeaux for wear at our event.

Thursdays, March 24 - April 7, 2016 at 3pm  

Cost is $67.75 (for the 3-part series) and is refundable up until 10 days prior to first class. During the series you will enjoy the following:

Marvelous Millinery - together we will create a simple eye-catching tea hat that can be worn on a variety of occasions. BYO hat base; we'll provide the decorations and flairChapeau Chat - while working on our hats we'll have time to chitchat a little about the role of hats with afternoon tea

Sweet socializing - You'll have the opportunity to get to know your fellow tea trippers over tea prior to our weekend together. This will enhance your experience immeasurablyTea Treats

Session #1 - Tea & Scones (gratuity additional)

Session #2 - Tea & Crumpets or Dessert (gratuity additional)

Session #3 - Afternoon Tea with tea, sandwiches, small salad & scones (gratuity additional)


Sunday, October 11, 2015

THE ABBEY GARDEN TEA ROOM

ADDRESS: 1312 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225
CROSS STREETS: Between Harris & McKenzie
FWY ACCESS: 5, near the coast off Hwy 11

WEBSITE: abbeygardentea.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: na
PHONE: 360-752-1752
EMAIL: na

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Daily 11a-5p
PARKING: Street
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: A few things for sale, including pottery you can paint


WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: Yes
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Take-away
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: not listed
DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Brick exterior, inviting wood and pale blue interior

CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Traditional English offerings, popular sandwiches, out-f-the-ordinary tempting homemade desserts
UNIQUE ASPECTS: They have a painting & pottery workshop!
OWNED BY: Anne Oliver

SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: In an area with a variety of eateries
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1998
LISTING UPDATED: October 2015

MENU

High Tea
Individual pot of tea, Raspberry or lemon sorbet, Choice of three tea sandwiches, Sausage Roll/Quiche/Pasty, Choice of dessert, Fresh fruit

Afternoon Tea
Individual pot of tea, Choice of three tea sandwiches, Choice of dessert, Fresh fruit

Abbey Tea
Individual pot of tea, Choice of three tea sandwiches, our famous Abbey Garden scone served with cream and jam, Fresh fruit

Gentleman’s Tea
Individual pot of tea, Choice of three tea sandwiches, Sausage Roll/Quiche/Pasty, Choice of dessert

Savory Tea
Individual pot of tea, Choice of three tea sandwiches, Sausage Roll/Quiche/Pasty, Fresh fruit

Cream Tea
Individual pot of tea, our famous Abbey Garden scone served with cream and jam, Fresh fruit

Lil’ Tea
Individual pot of tea, Choice of three tea sandwiches, Fresh fruit

Soup
Fresh homemade soups daily; Vegetarian and gluten-free choices available

Savories
Served with a small green salad or a cup of soup

Quiche
Spinach, onions, and goat cheese in a tender egg custard and flaky pie crust

Sausage Roll
      Pork sausage wrapped in a flaky pastry

Cornish Pasty
Ground beef, potatoes, turnips, and onions in a flaky pastry

Cheese & Onion Pasty
Cheddar cheese, goat cheese, potatoes, turnips, and onions in a flaky pastry


Specialty Salads

Bleu Cheese & Walnut
Fresh lettuce topped with crumbled bleu cheese and candied walnuts, served with a pear and rice wine vinaigrette

Fruit & Nut
Fresh lettuce topped with sliced fruit, Jack cheese, and candied walnuts, served with a sweet paprika vinaigrette

Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach topped with sliced English cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, hardboiled egg, goat cheese, and toasted almonds, served with a red wine and sherry vinaigrette

Sundried Tomato Pesto & Goat Cheese
Fresh spinach dressed with a red wine and sherry vinaigrette,  served  with slices of toasted baguette and a side of sundried tomato pesto and goat cheese

Homemade desserts: Trifle, Lemon Tart, Sorbets, Pot de Crème, Crème Caramel






Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Autumn 2015 Snapshot Treasure

Attention all High Tea members. 
Behold your Fall Snapshot Treasure Hunt questionnaire! 

If you're not a member at that level yet, you may upgrade your membership at any time ... or sign up as a new member. Winner of the Treasure Hunt gets a spectacular gift donated by one of the tearooms, valued at $10, yes, ten whole dollars. Shockingly extravagant, isn't it?

{Click on image to enlarge}
All questions must be completed, posted and turned in by Dec 21, at which time we'll send out the final riddle. Final answers due Dec 28. Winner announced Dec 29. Cheers!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Alphabetical Listing - OREGON

Don't say I didn't warn ya...
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B
C
D
E
F
G
H
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  • Indulge - Springfield (Contact for their 'high tea gatherings') 
  • Ivy Garden Tea Room - Albany (Their website is gone, but they still have a rarely used Facebook page) 
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K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
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  • Tai Chai Te - 2 locations (Tea lounge) 
  • Tao of Tea - 3 locations (Tea shop)
  • Tea Zone & Camellia Lounge - in Portland's Pearl District (A modern organic tea house & live music lounge that features a trendy menu including scones & crumpets)
  • Tea's Me - Hillsboro
  • Teapot on Wheels - Gold Hill
  • Townshend's Tea Co. - 5 locations (Tea lounges with a comfy coffee house atmosphere)  
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Fab tea drinkers

How do you suppose these lads take their tea?

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Like a version

Ever wonder what all the fuss is about when it comes to our online/PDF version of The Tea Traveller's Constant Companion?  Well here's a looksie, using the Gatsby-like Langham Hotel in Pasadena, CA as an example

This is a sample of the print version

These are from the online/PDF version, which includes expanded content and links

Your Monet or Your Life - old radio show tea theater event

Monet paintings are being stolen from Southern California museums by a serial thief and socialites Pete & Patsy Charleville are the only people who sense the danger these robberies pose.

Will they get the masterpieces back intact? Will they catch the crooks? Will they make it through the investigation with their lives? Find out in the thrilling audience-participatory Golden Age Radio show, Your Monet or Your Life

Sunday, August 27 at 3pm

at Tea and Teacups, Yorba Linda

$30 includes themed tea service & interactive event


    

A Caught-in-the Act production presented by Broken Wall Theatrical Events

Friday, August 14, 2015

THE TEAPOT ON WHEELS

ADDRESS: 1754 Rogue River Hwy, Gold Hill, OR
CROSS STREETS: Exits 45A & 45B
FWY ACCESS: 5

WEBSITE:  theteapotonwheels.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram
PHONE: 541-855-4343
EMAIL: dennym969@msn.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Restaurant - Mon-Sat 7a-3p
  • Tearoom - Mon-Sat 10a-3p
PARKING: Street & lot
CAPACITY: 150 - they have multiple private seating areas. Call to discuss the needs of your event 
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: Yes
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes, over the age of 5 in the tearoom, please

OUTDOOR DINING: Yes! Overlooking the river
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Take-away
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $17.99
DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: An idyllic river-side building with charming decor

CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Clam chowder and Mexican cuisine, but not to fear, they do American and British at tea 
UNIQUE ASPECTS: They are a tearoom, restaurant and full event venue, popular for weddings
OWNED BY: Jan & Denny Martinez
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: Far from the hustle and bustle, on acreage of its own
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2013
LISTING UPDATED: August 2015

MENU


Thursday, August 13, 2015

ROUNDTABLE TEA COMPANY

ADDRESS: 406 East Main Street, Suite F, Medford, Oregon 97501
CROSS STREETS: S. Riverside Ave. & E. 8th St.
FWY ACCESS: Very close to the 5, off Hwy 99

WEBSITE: roundtabletea.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Youtube
PHONE: 541-778-0866
EMAIL: roundtableteaco@gmail.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Tues-Fri - 9a-5p
  • Sat - 11a-4p by reservation only
PARKING: Street & lot
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Required on Saturdays
GIFT SHOP: Tea shop
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Call to discuss
OUTDOOR DINING: na
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Yes, call to discuss
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $20+
DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Stately and clean with black and white decor and gleaming silver teapots
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Pasties and chicken salad
UNIQUE ASPECTS: They are tea purveyors and do tastings
OWNED BY: Sandra & John Wiuff 
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: na
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2011
LISTING UPDATED: August 2015

MENU

Choose a minimum of 5 items ~ $20 per person​
Add $4 for each additional item

Soups or Salads
                 Creamy Carrot or Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup
            Hearty Hamburger Soup
            Strawberry & Greens w/Poppy Seed Dressing
            Asparagus, Bean & Feta Salad
            Wedge Salad w/Garlic Ranch Dressing


Tea Sandwiches
Rosemary Chicken or Mango Chicken Salad
Asparagus Gorgonzola or Olive Pinwheels
Cucumber & Minted Cream Cheese
Blue, Walnut & Pear
Curried Egg

Savories
Chicken Salad Wonton Baskets
Mini Quiche Bites
Mini Cornish Pasties (Chicken, Steak, or Dubliner)
Chicken & Mushroom or Ham & Asparagus in Puff Pastry

Scones
(Served with Devonshire Cream & Lemon Curd)
Cranberry Orange
Lemon Poppy Seed
Almond Buttermilk
Apricot Ginger
Savory Scones upon Request


Desserts
Swedish Cream Cream Puffs
Lemon Squares Cherry Delight
Pecan Tarts   Brownie Cups
Fruit Tarts Oreo Cheesecake Bites

(Additional $2.00 per person for these items:)
Chocolate Fruit Cup    
Chocolate Ganache Tort
 Hand-Dipped Strawberries
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All items are made fresh in-store. Talk with our Chef to explore other creative menu options.
Choice of 3 teas for 6-12 guests
Choice of 6 teas for 13 or more guests
We require a 50% non-refundable deposit
one week before the event, for groups of 6 or more.


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Victorian GentiliTea Tour ~ SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITEAS ~

Victorian GentiliTea Tour
April 15-18, 2016

~ SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITEAS ~

See your name plastered across the globe as well as the web when you partner with the Tea Travellers Societea to present a full-bodied tea trip to Victoria, BritishColumbia. Sponsorships are customizable to your desired level of participation and investment. Combo sponsorships include all 7 months of promotion as well as a ticket for one to the event which means you’ll get to enjoy 3 nights at the jewel of Victoria, The Empress hotel, along with tea onsite as well as at the world-famous Butchart Gardens. This is your chance to let down your hair and get to know your customers as friends. Nothing binds people together like tea.

~ PARTICIPATION ~

Yorkshire Gold
Darjeeling
Earl Grey
English Breakfast
Event Website
Name in Title
Name at Top
Name in Body
Name at Bottom
Facebook event page
Name in Title
Name at Top
Name in Body
Name at Bottom
Emails
Name in Title
Name at Top
Name in Body
Name at Bottom
Logo in border of Website
Yes, with link, preferred position
Yes, with link, secondary position
Yes, with link, tertiary position
Yes, no link
Tea Bags Include a gift or sample from your business with card
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sponsor Page on our site about your business with your logo & link
Yes
Yes
(na)
(na)
Half Hour Presentation on your business at event
Yes, with Combo level
Yes, with Combo level
Yes, with Combo level
Yes, with Combo level

~ INVESTMENT ~
# of Promo
months
Yorkshire
Gold
Darjeeling
Earl Grey
English
Breakfast
Months must be consecutive
limit 1 business
limit 3 businesses
limit 6 businesses
no limit of businesses
1st
$87.50
$75.00
$62.50
$50.00
2nd
$79.50
$68.00
$56.50
$45.00
3rd
$71.50
$61.00
$50.50
$40.00
4th
$63.50
$54.00
$44.50
$35.00
5th
$55.50
$47.00
$38.50
$30.00
6th
$47.50
$40.00
$32.50
$25.00
7th
$39.50
$33.00
$26.50
$20.00
Combo includes all 7 months plus event ($675)
$1,000
$975
$925
$875

Savings
$119.50
$78.00
$61.50
$45.00

Tea Tour tickets go on sale 21 September 2015 and we already have several people waiting to sign up. Promotions begin 15 September. Page position of sponsors is based first on sponsorship levels, second on duration of promotion, and third on seniority concerning the date sponsorship was obtained.
Please feel free to contact us with any and all questions. We look forward to our tea travellers getting to know you and your business and to sharing many cups of tea with you.

Warmly,

Joy & Carol
The tea ladies

TeaTravellersSocietea.com
TeaTravellersSocietea@yahoo.com
779-3Cheers (779-324-3377)