Sunday, July 26, 2015

LADY DI's British Store & Tea Room

ADDRESS: 430 2nd St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
CROSS STREETS: Between A & B Aves
FWY ACCESS: 5, near Hwy 99E

WEBSITE: ladydibritishstore.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook 
PHONE: 635-7298
EMAIL: na

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Tea served on-Sat 11a-3:30p
  • Shop open Mon-Sat, 10a-5p
PARKING: Street
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: Oh yes! They're mainly a store
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: na
DRESS: Come as you are

CATERING: Take-away
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $19.50
DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Cozy and UK-themed
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Scones made with a recipe from the National Trust
UNIQUE ASPECTS: British-owned import shop in existence for more than a quarter century
OWNED BY: Moya Stephens
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: An area sprinkled with international eateries
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1985
LISTING UPDATED: July 2015

MENU

Lady Di’s Afternoon Tea
Tea sandwiches, warm savories, an English scone with Devon cream and strawberry preserves, mini desserts, fruit garnish, and pot of tea for one
 $19.50 per person


Devon Cream Tea
Two scones with Devon cream, strawberry preserves, and pot of tea for one.
 $9.50 per person

Assorted Sandwich Platter
Great for two people!
3 fillings garnished with crisps and fruit.
 Choose Sandwich fillings:
 Salmon spread and cucumber
 English cheddar and tomato
 Cheddar and Chutney
 Cream cheese and cucumber
$9.95

Ploughman’s Lunch
Assorted English cheeses, crusty bread,
 Hot Sausage Roll, Branston pickle,
Fruit garnish. Add .25c for pickled onion.
$9.75


Soup and Tea Sandwich
$8.50

Quiche of the Day
Quiche with soup $10.50
Quiche with fruit $ 8.50

Dessert Plate for Two
A sweet selection of tart, cake, shortbread, and cookies
$9.50



Thursday, July 23, 2015

Congratulations to TTS member ROSIE GRINDSTAFF, winner of this month's tea drawing. Expect a sample of one of Empress Tea Company's new blends in the mail soon!

Teapot by Cybil Ceramics

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sherlock in Paris

Part of our Summer Sleuthing Series

Thursday, August 13, 2016
10am

We'll begin by visiting the Sherlock exhibit at the Discovery Cube in Santa Ana at 10am then go to Paris in a Cup for tea at 11:30am (it's less than 2 miles away) There, we'll chat briefly about the history of Mr. Holmes and his time in Paris 

The very industrious may even want to prepare by: 
  • watching the film Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows 
  • or reading the book Sherlock Holmes in Paris by Seamus Duffy 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Long May She Reign

Join us as we celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's reign on the day it becomes the longest in England's history.

Wednesday, September 9, 2016
at 2pm

Garden Grove, CA

$30 includes tea talk and special tea service as befits the occasion.
Make reservations directly with tearoom at 714-897-9442

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Victorian Gentility for Yanks

We're taking over Victoria BC and taking tea while we're at it!  Join us for our pretty darn swell Victorian GentiliTea Tour, come April 2016.  

Highlights include:

Craigdarroch Castle - an excursion on our Victorian GentiliTea Tour
  • Your choice of 6 afternoon tea treks, including the world-famous The Empress Hotel, Butchart Gardens and the Gatsby Mansion
  • A visit to a castle!
  • A visit to Fisherman's Wharf by water taxi
  •  A walk through Chinatown by lantern
  • We even offer a tea hat tutorial and getting-to-know-you socializing opportunity prior to the trip



Friday, July 10, 2015

GARDNER HOUSE Bed & Breakfast and Cafe

ADDRESS: 633 N 3rd Ave, Stayton, OR 97383
CROSS STREETS: Between E. Burnett & E. Virginia
FWY ACCESS: 5, near Hwy22

WEBSITE: gardnerhousebnb.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook (not used)
PHONE: 503-769-5478
EMAIL: host@gardnerhousebnb.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Tues-Sat 8a-3p, Tea served 11a-3p
PARKING: Street
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Reservations or Cancellations required at least 1 day in advance
GIFT SHOP: na
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: na
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Take-away
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $22
DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Turn-of-the-century Victorian
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: More than 100 awards for scones, muffins, breads and pastries
UNIQUE ASPECTS: It's a B&B 
OWNED BY: Loni & James Loftus
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: City admin buildings & public library, Asian and other eateries
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1996
LISTING UPDATED: July 2015

MENU

Tea Plates


 High Tea
(served 11a-3p)
Choice of Two Teas
Fresh Fruit Cup
Choice of Scone
Savory Tart and Assorted Tea Sandwiches
Dessert Assortment
$22

Light Tea
(served 11a-3p)
Choice of Tea
Fresh Fruit Cup
Savory Tart and Assorted Tea Sandwiches
Dessert Assortment
$17

Mini Tea
(available anytime)
Choice of Tea
Fresh Fruit Cup
Choice of Scone or Muffin
$7

For Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls, Immune Booster, Jiao Gu Lan, and Longing Heart Flowering Tea, please add $1.00 per pot.
Brewed coffee (unlimited) or an Italian Soda may be substituted for tea.
We have complimentary Lemon Curd or Jam available upon request.

18% Gratuity added for groups of 8 or more.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

High Tea & Holmes

Meetup in the works: SUN, JULY 19, 2pm-ish (tentative)

I'm waiting for theater info from Fandango as to where this will be playing, but I thought it might be fun to go to a place like The Olde Ship in Fullerton for a proper high tea or fish 'n' chips :)

Will update as info becomes available. If this is too short of notice and the movie may be around for a few weeks, I was thinking we could change the date to Sun, Aug 2 ... we shall see

Summer Sleuthing Series 2015

Our first Summer Sleuthing Series starts today!

Click on image to enlarge ... or just use your detective magnifying glass *wink*

In addition to the Cup of Mystery whodunits listed above, we're hosting a Sherlock in Paris meetup on Thurs, Aug 13 at 10am starting with a visit to the Sherlock exhibit at the Discovery Cube in Santa Ana followed by afternoon tea at Paris in a Cup, just a few miles from the museum. 

Plus, Clotted CrimeSun, Aug 16 at 3pm at Tea & Teacups in Yorba Linda CA. "Murder is on the menu when a milk-curdling scream rings out at the live taping of the cable television show, A Matter of Manners, and what’s more, the killer is someone among us. Play detective, play a part, or even play dead!"

Monday, July 6, 2015

AK's TEA ROOM

ADDRESS: 525 SW 6th St, Redmond, OR 97756
CROSS STREETS: Between SW Forest & SW Evergreen
FWY ACCESS: 5 & 84, off Hwy 97 

WEBSITE: na
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook 
PHONE: 541-526-5522
EMAIL: na

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Tues-Sat  - 10a-4p
  • Sun - 11a-3p
  • Mon - Closed
PARKING: Street & lot
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS:  Recommended, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: na
WC: Yes

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: na
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: Yes
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Take-away
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Call ahead to discuss

PRICE: $19.95 tea for two
DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Brick walls, hardwood floors, china hutches and French doors
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: British cuisine, homemade lemon curd
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Authentic British-owned tearoom, owner is also a professional pastry chef and cake creator ... she's also a dance teacher and competitor!

OWNED BY: Karen George
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: In an area with an eclectic variety of eateries
YEAR ESTABLISHED: June 2012
LISTING UPDATED: July 2015

MENU


Dover Cream Tea
Tea, Scones, Lemon Curd or Preservers
$5.95

Hampton Court Afternoon Tea for Two
Tea, Sandwiches, Scones & Baked Goods
$19.95




Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Annual Austentatious Tea (with pre-party picnic at 2:30pm)

It's that time of year again ... time to celebrate the world of gentility's beloved Jane Austen at a tea party inspired by her characters.

This year's theme is Emma, and once again we'll have a nationwide videochat toast with other Siren School Salons celebrating the same even simultaneously.

SUNDAY, SEPT 20 
at 3pm PDT


For those in SoCal, we're hosting a meetup at Pamela's Tea Room in Garden Grove

$30 includes an Emma quiz and trivia (...winner gets some of Pamela's famous scones ...) along with afternoon tea.

Plus, we're adding a little something special this year.

While the event officially starts in the tearoom at 3pm, we'll be holding an informal potluck picnic and reading of Emma on the lawn in front of the tea room at 2:30pm. If you'd like to participate in this pre-party, bring:
  • a blanket on which to repose (should the ground not suit you)
  • your own teacup ... the tea room will fill our cups at the start of the picnic
  • something little & nibblable to share ... totally optional
  • a sense of romantic whimsy 

Costumes welcome & encouraged! Call Pamela's Tea Room directly to make your reservation at 714-897-9442.

And visit our Facebook event page for updates.