Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Ghosts of Tearooms Past - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Tea rooms we loved and miss in NorCal:
  • An Afternoon to Remember - Newcastle
  • Bloomsbury Tea Room - Capitola
  • Country Rose Tearoom - Bakersfield
  • Cynthia’s Tea Garden - Fremont
  • Down a Country Lane Tea Room - Merced
  • Dynastea Club - San Francisco
  • English Rose - San Carlos
  • English Gardens Tea Rooms - Calistoga
  • Fairmont Hotel - San Jose
  • Flowers & Tea, the Lily Market - Poway
  • L’Amyx Tea Bar cafe - Oakland
  • Lisa’s Tea Treasures - Menlo Park (however, still open in Campbell, Los Altos & San Jose) 
  • Mariposa Restaurant & Tea Room - San Juan Bautista
  • Mark Hopkins Hotel - San Francisco
  • Mellow Mellow - San Francisco
  • Mistletoe & Roses - Turlock
  • Modern Tea - San Francisco
  • Ms. Lynn’s Tea - Montague
  • My Cup of Tea - Grass Valley
  • Om Shan Tea - San Francisco
  • Oregon Street Tea Company - Redding
  • Quail and Thistle - Capitola (Closed as of May 24, 2015. Look for Jenny Rache's new incarnation of an eatery at the Averon Carriage House, slated to open mid-June)
  • St. Francis Hotel's Compass Rose - San Francisco
  • Samovar Tea Lounge - Hayes Valley (Now only open for private tastings)
  • Serenity House - Millbrae
  • Silver Teapot - Manteca
  • Sweetea’s - San Mateo
  • Tea Anytime - Carmichael
  • Tea Era’s Tea Room - Sutter Creek
  • Tea of Larkspur - Larkspur
  • Tea’s the Season - San Mateo
  • Tranquilitea - Pacifica
  • Victoria Rose Cottage - Clovis




Saturday, May 30, 2015

WESTPORT HOTEL & Old Abalone Pub

ADDRESS: 38921 N Hwy 1, Westport, CA 95488
CROSS STREETS: Between Seaview & Pelican
FWY ACCESS: 101

WEBSITE: westporthotel.us
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook 
PHONE: 707-964-3688
EMAIL: info@westporthotel.us

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Sat - 3-5p
PARKING: Onsite
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: na
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Call to discuss
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes

OUTDOOR DINING: Yes
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: na
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $12

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Restored 1890 Victorian hotel
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Dourine's scones
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Oceanview Bed & Breakfast lodging

OWNED BY: Dourine & Lee, managed by Joywolf Mellot
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: Blissfully away from it all, on the Mendocino coast, steps from the Pacific
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2007
LISTING UPDATED: May 2015

MENU

Complete tea 
  Including: A pot of tea of your choice
  Scone
  Tea sandwiches
  Sweet baked item of the day
  Fruit
  Chocolate
$12.00

TYME FOR TEA

ADDRESS: 37501 Niles Blvd., Fremont, CA. 94536
CROSS STREETS: off of 'H' Street
FWY ACCESS: 880, near Hwys 238 & 84

WEBSITE: tymefortea.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Twitter 
PHONE: 510-790-0944
EMAIL: Use the contact form on their website

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Mon-Fri - 12-3p
  • Sat & Sun - 11a-4p
PARKING: Street
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: A vast array of treasures
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: na
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Yes
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $24

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Spacious, open and full of antiques, Grecian columns, crystal chandeliers 
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: na
UNIQUE ASPECTS: They have a sweets case and sell fudge!
OWNED BY: Jessica Rodriguez
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: In the quaint, historic Niles District
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1996
LISTING UPDATED: May 2015

MENU

 Holiday Grand Sparkling Victorian Tea 
A three course High Tea w/a glass of Champagne or Sparkling Cider
Beginning with a Scone
Served with Apricot Butter
A Glass of Champagne
Five Assorted Tea Sandwiches
Three Tea Pastries
Your choice of Tea
$27

Holiday Victorian Tea
A three course High Tea
Beginning with a Scone
Served with Apricot Butter
Five Assorted Tea Sandwiches
Three Tea Pastries
Your choice of Tea
$24


Holiday Tea & Tea Sandwiches
Five Assorted Tea Sandwiches
Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Your choice of Tea
$16

Tea & Tea Pastries
Assorted Decadent Pastries
Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Your choice of Tea
$15

 Child Victorian Tea 
Scone served with Cream and Preserves
Assorted Child Friendly Sandwiches
Mini cupcake, Petit Four
Along with Fresh Seasonal Fruit and a Cookie
$16


TUDOR ROSE ENGLISH TEA ROOM

ADDRESS: 733 4th St, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
CROSS STREETS: Between D & E streets
FWY ACCESS: 101 & Hwy 12

WEBSITE: tudorrosetearoom.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook 
PHONE: 707-535-2045
EMAIL: tudorrosetearoom@gmail.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Wed-Sun - 11a-5p
  • Mon& Tues - Closed
PARKING: Street and lot
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends and for events. Can be made on their website
GIFT SHOP: na
WC: Yes

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: Yes
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Take-away
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $24.95
DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Formal and elegant while being warm and inviting

CULINARY SPECIALTIES: na
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Traditional English tea 'with a little theatricality thrown in'; live entertainment
OWNED BY: Angela Grant
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: Within walking distance of boutiques, bookshops and jewelers
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2013
LISTING UPDATED: May 2015

MENU

HIGH TEA SELECTIONS

BABY GEORGE
Assorted tea sandwiches
Scone with jam and cream
Endless pot of tea
$15.95

SIMPLY DIANA (Gluten-free)
Scone with jam and cream
Assorted tea sandwiches
Signature cookie
Endless pot of tea
$18.95


MARY POPPINS 
Peanut butter & jammy bear sandwiches
Scone with jam and cream
Mini cupcake
House-made cookie
Chocolate dipped strawberry
Endless pot of tea
 $17.95

HARRY POTTER
The Earl of "Grilled Cheese"
Scone with jam and cream
Quiche selection
House-made cookie
Endless pot of tea
  $17.95


FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
Assorted tea sandwiches
Scone with jam and cream
Apple, sausage, & onion pie
Signature cookie
Endless pot of tea
$21.95

WINSTON CHURCHILL
Choice of Caesar salad or mixed greens
Choice of shepherd's or chicken pot pie
House-made bread pudding
Endless pot of tea
$24.50

CATHERINE OF ARAGON
Cup of soup
Small mixed green salad
Assorted tea sandwiches
Scone with jam and clotted cream
Savory pastie
Signature cookie
Endless pot of tea
$24.95


QUEEN VICTORIA
Assorted tea sandwiches
Scone with jam and cream
Individual quiche
Sausage roll
Cream puff
Endless pot of tea
$25.95

QUEEN MUM
Cup of soup
Small Caesar salad
Assorted tea sandwiches
Sausage roll
Crumpet with lemon curd
Chocolate eclair
Endless pot of tea
$26.95

We request a $15-per-person minimum before 3pm. No split bills without prior arrangement.
We reserve the right to refuse service to bad behavior.


TIME FOR TEA

ADDRESS: 40282 CA-41, Ste 11, Oakhurst, CA 93644
CROSS STREETS: Off Road 426
FWY ACCESS: 5, near Hwy 49

WEBSITE: timeforteaoakhurst.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook 

PHONE: 559-683-4535
EMAIL: na, though there is a form on there 'tea shop' page

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Wed-Sat - 11a-4p
  • Sun-Tues - Closed
PARKING: Private lot
CAPACITY: 20-50
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: Yes
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Call to inquire
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: na
DRESS: 'Classy' (according to Yelp)
CATERING: Yes

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $16.95
DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Their Facebook page describes them as Victorian
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Chop salad, pastries, consistent quality of tasty fare

UNIQUE ASPECTS: A refuge in a somewhat tea-less area 
OWNED BY: Carol Reardon
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: A smattering of eateries and shops 
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2008
LISTING UPDATED: May 2015

MENU

(with your choice of tea)

Victorian Tea
4 assorted tea sandwiches
2 savories
4 tea desserts
Scone & toppings
$16.95
for two $31.95

Tea Delight
4 assorted tea sandwiches
3 tea desserts
Scone & toppings
$13.50

Rose Tea
4 assorted tea sandwiches
Fruit
Scone & toppings
$12.50

La Petite Tea
Choice of 1/3 sandwich
Petite chocolate
Scone & toppings
$10.50

Children's Tea
Choice of 1/2 sandwich
Cheese sticks
Fruit
Dessert
$9.95


TEA TIME

ADDRESS: 542 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301
CROSS STREETS: Between Hamilton & University
FWY ACCESS: 101 near Hwy 82

WEBSITE: tea-time.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook (rarely used)
PHONE: 650-328-2877
EMAIL: contact@tea-time.com or via form on website

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Mon-Sat - 9:30a-6p
  • Sun - 10a-6p

PARKING: Street & public garages
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends; required for classes
GIFT SHOP: Yes
WC: Yes

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: Yes
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Take-away

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call ahead to discuss. Gluten-free available
PRICE: $18.99

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Simple and attractive with clean lines, cane chairs, and lots of teapots displayed on the walls
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Crumpets with inventive toppings

UNIQUE ASPECTS: Tea classes & food pairing classes
OWNED BY: Tim Pham & Thao Nguyen
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: A variety of diverse eateries including an English pub!
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1995
LISTING UPDATED: May 2015
MENU

High Tea for One 
Your choice of hot or iced tea
Choice of two tea sandwiches
One mushroom tartlet or spring roll
A scone with Devonshire cream, lemon curd,
& strawberry preserves
One petit four & one mini eclair
$18.99
Add a side salad ~ 3.00

High Tea for Two 
One large pot of tea or two regular pots
Choice of four tea sandwiches
Two mushroom tartlets or spring rolls
Two scones with Devonshire cream, lemon
curd, & strawberry preserves
Two petit fours & two mini eclairs
$36.99
Add two side salads ~ 6.00

Children’s Tea
(10 years & under)
Your choice of tea or apple juice
Two cream cheese & strawberry preserves
sandwiches
Two pizza bagel bites
A mini sweet & a scoop of ice cream
$13.00



Cheese Platter & Tea
Your choice of hot or iced tea
Smoked gouda, blue, & brie cheeses
Mixed nuts & crackers
Fresh green apple slices
Sweet honeycomb
 $17.95

Scone & Tea
 choice of a pot of any of our fine teas or masala
chai & a homemade scone, including Devonshire
cream, lemon curd, & strawberry preserves.
$9.95
Extra cream, curd, & preserves, add 75¢. $5.00 without tea

Three Tea Sandwiches & Tea 
Your choice of any three tea sandwiches & a pot of
hot tea or chai, or a freshly-brewed iced tea
$13.95

Two Tea Sandwiches & Tea 
Your choice of any two sandwiches & a pot of hot
tea or chai, or a freshly-brewed iced tea
$10.95

Sweet Treat & Tea 
Your choice of any dessert from our pastry case & a
pot of hot tea or chai, or a freshly-brewed iced tea
$9.95


Tea Time Trio 
A small garden salad, a cup of soup, & a fresh scone,
served with Devonshire cream, lemon curd, &
strawberry preserves. Includes your choice of a pot
of hot tea, chai, or iced tea
$15.95

TEA SANDWICH SELECTIONS
Mandarin oranges & cream cheese
Turkey with cranberry relish
Egg salad supreme
Cucumber cream cheese topped with fresh tomato
Smoked salmon & cream cheese with capers
Smoked gouda cheese with fresh tomato
Chicken apple pecan salad
Shrimp & dill salad topped with avocado
Tuna salad with dill & paprika
Gluten-free sandwiches available for an additional $3. Please inquire with our staff

Crumpets & Tea



The Londoner & Tea 
A toasted & buttered crumpet, served with strawberry
preserves. Recommended tea pairings: any of our
traditional blends of black tea
$3.95 without tea
$8.95

The Parisian & Tea
Melted brie topped with crisp green apple slices.
Recommended tea pairings: Dragon Well or Chun
Mee, both Chinese green teas, or a Darjeeling.
 $9.95
$5.25 without tea

The San Franciscan & Tea 
Tangy shrimp & dill salad on a layer of cocktail sauce,
topped with slices of fresh avocado. Recommended
tea pairings: a Japanese green tea such as sencha, or a
Chinese oolong.
$9.95
$5.25 without tea


TAL-Y-TARA TEA & POLO SHOPPE

ADDRESS:  6439 California St, San Francisco, CA 94121
CROSS STREETS: At 27th Ave.
FWY ACCESS: Hwy 1, 101

WEBSITE: talytara.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook (Used now and again, mostly for announcements)
PHONE: 415-751-9275
EMAIL: Via form on website

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Mon-Sat - 10a-7p (Last tea service at 5:30p)
  • Sun - Closed
PARKING: Street
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: Oh yes, tack shop and riding apparel

WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: na
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Take-away
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $30-35 (Prices not listed online)

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Unlike any other spot that serves tea. Rich tones, plaids, leather and all manner of classic English riding gear, a visual feast
One of the few places that serves crumpets
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: The Motorloaf! See its story at the end of this post
UNIQUE ASPECTS: The fact that it is also a polo shoppe is nearly unfathomably unique and interesting
OWNED BY: Call to inquire
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: In the Outer Richmond area, a mile from the picturesque Legion of Honor museum
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1980
LISTING UPDATED: May 2015

MENU

Motorloaf Selections
- Classic Motorloaf Tea Sandwich Varieties (one of each*), Serves Two
- Motorloaf Plate with Sandwich Fillings on the Side, Serves One
- Motorloaf Bread with Fruit and Cheese
- Motorloaf Bread with Butter or Cream Cheese

*Tea Sandwich Varieties (subject to change): Cream Cheese and Cucumber, Egg Salad with Capers, Cheese and Chutney, Smoked Turkey with Watercress, Black Forest Ham with Mustard, Lox with Cream Cheese and Capers.  Motorloaf contains walnuts.

Salads
- Mixed Spring Greens with country vinaigrette
- Tal-y-Tara Wedge Salad with bleu cheese and peppered bacon
- Seasonal Fruit Medley with honey glaze

Sweet Treats
- Sarah’s Scone With English Devonshire Cream and Choice of Jam
- Crumpet with Butter with Choice of Jam
- English Trifle Layered Pound Cake
- Phil’s Bisconi, biscotti made from our scones
- Shortbread Cookies
- Bavarian Malt Balls
- Bassett Liquorice Allsorts
- Dutch Liquorice Soft Chews

Beverages
- Pot of Tea for One
- Pot of Tea for Two
- Ghirardelli Hot Chocolate
- San Pellegrino Sparkling Water
- Iced Tea
- Hot Cider
- Espresso
- Cappuccino
- Latte
- Mocha
- Cafe Americano

** 18% gratuity added to parties of four or more.
* Menu subject to change

The Story of the Motorloaf 
The “Motorloaf” comes from a turn-of-the-century English recipe that has been passed down for four generations. This bread was traditionally used as a picnic item to be taken with you when you go “motoring” in your car, and was aptly named the“Motorloaf”. The specialty semi-sweet dark bread contains raisins and walnuts, and is delicious when paired with savory or sweet tea sandwich fillings.



Friday, May 29, 2015

SECRET GARDEN TEA HOUSE

ADDRESS: 721 Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA 94122
CROSS STREETS: Between 8th & 9th avenues
FWY ACCESS: 280, 101, off Hwy 1

WEBSITE: secretgardenteahouse.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook (Seldom used), Twitter (Even more rarely used)
PHONE: 415-702-0398
EMAIL: secretgardenteahouse@gmail.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Tues-Thurs - 11a-6p
  • Fri - 12-6p
  • Sat & Sun seatings at 11a, 1:30p & 4p
  • Last order at 4:45p 
  • Mon - Closed except for selected holidays
PARKING: Street
CAPACITY: Main room can accommodate up to 44; Garden Room can accommodate up to 33
RESERVATIONS: Recommended; pre-order required for groups of 6 or more
GIFT SHOP: Yes
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: na

DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Take-away
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $23.95
DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Light and airy, feminine without being frilly
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Crostini & savories, Gluten-free option, with notice; wonderful variety

UNIQUE ASPECTS: Straw hat gifts for honorees; specializing in special occasion events
OWNED BY: Annie Leung
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: Inner Sunset, near Shakespeare Park
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2004
LISTING UPDATED: May 2015

MENU

Afternoon Tea Menu
Our Afternoon Tea Selections include your choice of hot tea, iced tea, hot cocoa, milk or lemonade.

The Bedford's Delight 
Enjoy Afternoon Tea like the Duchess of Bedford.
A Scone with Devon Cream, Lemon curd or Strawberry preserves; Eight delicious *Seasonal Tea sandwiches;
A sumptuous Savory, and a selection of three delectable Mini Tea Pastries, tea cookies and seasonal fresh fruits.
(Vegetarian Services are available upon request.)
$23.95



~Seasonal Tea Sandwiches~
(for Bedford's Delight, Earl's Favorite and Afternoon Delight)

*Apple Cinnamon and Vanilla Cheese, *Cucumber Hummus
*Egg & Chives* Pesto Tomato
*Sweet Curry Chicken and Raisins
*Smoke Turkey with Baby Dill and Lemon Capers Cream *
Sweet Orange Cranberry Cream  and *Tuna Salad

Earl's Favorite 
 (gluten-free options available with pre order)  
If you're a busy body much like the 4th Earl of Sandwich, this is the afternoon tea you can enjoy in style with just a few fingers.
Eight delicious *Seasonal Tea sandwiches, a Savory Fruit toast, a toasted Crumpet with Butter,
Strawberry preserves or Lemon curd, and a Fruits Cup with the best seasonal fresh fruits.
(additional $2.00 for Gluten Free option, advance order required)
$22.95

Garden Escape
​Two Grilled sandwiches served with Organic Mix Greens Salad
~Please select from one of our hot off the Grill Goodness:
 * Chicken & Apple * Tuna Melt or *Ham & Apricot
(choice of dressing : Balsamic Vinegar, Honey Mustard and Raspberry & Walnut)
$19.95


Afternoon Delight 
Your choice of Two Full ~Seasonal Tea sandwiches~, served with Organic Mix Green Salad
(choice of dressing : Balsamic Vinegar; Honey Mustard and Raspberry & Walnut)
$19.95

Prince & Princess Tea 
(For 12 and under)    
The afternoon tea for your Prince and Princess
Served with Peanut Butter and Jelly tea sandwiches, Cinnamon sugar toast, a Pig in a Blanket, a Cream puff, a petite Chocolate brownie, fresh fruits, plus their choice of Tea, Hot Cocoa, Milk or Lemonade
$17.95

Sweet Surrender 
Get lost in this Wonderland made of Chocolate, Sweets and Berries...
A wonderful selection of delightful Miniature Tea Pastries, Chocolate covered Petite fours,Tea cookies, Short bread, and the best seasonal fresh fruits
$18.95

Lord's & Lady's Cream Tea 
A pot of Tea and two of our delicious Tea Scones served warm with Devon cream,Strawberry Preserves and fresh fruits
$14.95





SATORI TEA COMPANY

ADDRESS: 37 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110
CROSS STREETS: Between W. Santa Clara & W. St. John
FWY ACCESS: 280, off Hwy 87

WEBSITE: satoriteausa.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Tumblr 
PHONE: 408-292-1502
EMAIL: info@satoriteausa.com & form on site

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Fri-Tues - 11:30a-6p (last seating at 4:30p, kitchen closes at 5p)
  • Wed & Thurs - Closed
PARKING: Garage-validated, street; they don't validate for the lot, so park accordingly
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends

GIFT SHOP: Yes!
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: Sort of ... ish

DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Take-away
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $23

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Eclectic, colorful, fanciful
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Scones & madeleines 
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Strip-teas cleansing program

OWNED BY: Victoria Boyert
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: In downtown San Jose's San Pedro Square, near the city's museum
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2008
LISTING UPDATED: May 2015

MENU

Tea Atelier 'neo-traditional' tea service

English Afternoon Tea 
Choice of 3 finger sandwiches
On a bed of delicate green salad
Warm heritage cream scone
Served with fresh fruit, clotted cream,
Lemon curd, & preserves
Assortment of petite tea fancies
Twice toasted crumpet
Topped with sweet rum butter
Plentiful pot of tea*
$35

Demi Tea 
Choice of 3 finger sandwiches
On a bed of delicate green salad
Warm heritage cream scone
Served with fresh fruit, clotted cream,
Lemon curd, & preserves
Dainty tea cookie
Plentiful pot of tea*
$23


Cream Tea 
Pair of warm heritage cream scones
Served with fresh fruit, clotted cream,
Lemon curd, & preserves
Dainty tea cookie
Plentiful pot of tea*
$15

Royal Tea 
Our beautiful English Afternoon
tea service with a flute of our signature
Champagne cocktail
$45

Tea for Two 
Choice of 4 finger sandwiches
On a bed of delicate green salad
Pair of warm heritage cream scones
Served with fresh fruit, clotted cream,
Lemon curd, & preserves
Assortment of tea fancies for two
2 plentiful pots of tea*
$59


Let Them Eat Cake 
Warm heritage cream scone
Served with fresh fruit, clotted cream,
Lemon curd, & preserves
Twice toasted sweet crumpet
Topped with choice of rum butter or nutella
Assortment of tea fancies
Plentiful pot of tea*
$25

 Mad Hatter's Tea Whimsy 
(For the wee ones 10 and under)
Four peanut butter and jelly tea sandwiches with sprinkles
Warm heritage cream scone
Served with butter & jam
Two tea sweets
Dainty pot of tea, milk, or hot cocoa
$23

Simple & Savory 
Plate of finger sandwiches
Choose 3 from our daily sandwich selection
Delicate green salad
$11

Pair of Scones 
Two warm heritage cream scones
Served with clotted cream,
Lemon curd, & preserves
$9

Tea Sandwich Selections
English cucumber & cream cheese
Egg salad with green onion & dill
Pear, gorgonzola cream, & arugula
Apple, cranberry, almond chicken salad
Herbed turkey, pesto, & pepper jack
Smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers
Ham, English cheddar, & fig butter
Peanut butter & jelly with sprinkles

We appreciate you understanding that there is an $11 split plate fee. There is a 2-hour maximum seating time for all reserved tables. 20% gratuity will be added to all parties of 5 or more.


SAMOVAR TEA LOUNGE

Hayes Valley
This modern take on tea has been so successful that they've opened 4 locations:

SAMOVAR TEA BAR
THE MISSION
411 Valencia Street
San Francisco, 94103
(415) 553-6887
Chai, tea, & artisan pastries
Daily: 7a-7p

SAMOVAR TEA LOUNGE
THE CASTRO
498 Sanchez Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 626-4700
Full food & tea menu
Daily: 10a-10p

Yerba Buena Gardens
SAMOVAR TEA LOUNGE
YERBA BUENA GARDENS
730 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 227-9400
Full food & tea menu
Sun-Wed: 9am – 8pm
Thur-Sat: 9am – 9pm

SAMOVAR TEA LOUNGE
HAYES VALLEY
297 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 861-0303
Hours vary
Email to schedule a VIP tasting




POWER's MANSION TEA TIME

ADDRESS: 195 Harrison Ave, Auburn, CA 95603
CROSS STREETS: Between High St. and Lincoln Wy.
FWY ACCESS: 60, near Hwy 193

WEBSITE: powersmansionteatime.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook 
PHONE: 530-305-5053
EMAIL: dena1987@live.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Thurs & Fri seating times - 11a, 12p, 1:30p
  • Sat seating times - 11a, 12p
  • Sun seating times - 1:30p
  • Mon-Wed - for groups of 20 or more when pre-arranged
PARKING: Private lot
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: na
WC: Yes

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: See their site's location page for info regarding walkers and wheelchairs
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: Yes
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Call to arrange

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS ACCOMMODATED: Vegetarian meal offered. Request when making reservation
PRICE: $25.99
DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: 1884 Victorian Mansion B&B
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Wonderful, whimsical theme menus

UNIQUE ASPECTS: It's a Bed & Breakfast as well as an intimate conference center
OWNED BY: Dena Macklin & Chris Jennings
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: In the heart of Gold Country, with lots of shops nearby as well as outdoor activities
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2010
LISTING UPDATED: May 2015

MENU

Full Tea
 includes our homemade Quiche, soup or salad (depending on the season) and fresh fruit.  Three tier tray with one large scone, three tea sandwiches or savory item, and two homemade desserts.  Each person may order their own variety of tea from our tea menu.
$25.99 per person plus tax

Light Tea
includes your choice of tea and the three tier tray
(three tea sandwiches and/or savory items, two desserts, and one large scone)
$22.99 per person plus tax.


Savory Tea
includes your choice of tea and a beautiful plate of fresh fruit, soup or salad (depending on the season) our homemade Quiche and one freshly baked scone.
$16.99 per person plus tax.

Cream Tea
includes one large scone with fresh fruit and a pot of tea.
$8.99 per person plus tax


Children Tea
(recommended for children 6 or older)
includes a scone, two tea sandwiches, cheese stick, cup of soup or salad, one dessert, fresh fruit,  and a pot of tea or juice
$14.99 per person plus tax.

Please note that the tearoom environment is more appropriate for children 6 or older.  We do not limit our guests from bringing younger children but we ask that you keep your children close to you and are considerate of all guests attending tea on the date of your visit with us.