Thursday, June 15, 2017

Quest success!

YAYYYYYY - Just received this Quest praiseology from quester Dianne L:
"I really enjoyed Riddle-Dee-Tea, Adventures in Whimsiland, Quest #1! It was fun clicking the hidden links and solving the puzzles. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to explore because the Quest takes you to many wonderful websites. This quest has whet my appetite for next year’s Spot of London tour to Scotland, London, and the return trans-Atlantic cruise on the Queen Mary II. I’m looking forward to the next Quest!"

Friday, May 5, 2017

What the heck is a Parcel Quest?

Welp, we've distributed our first sold-out batch of Parcel Quests -- specifically, the Alice-themed Riddle-Dee-Tea quest. Since we're asked daily what the heck a quest is, what it involves, and what you get, here's a peek at the contents as my fab friend Sharon opens hers over tea at the irresistible Paris In A Cup Tea Salon & Cafe. Sorry for the fuzzy pics -- was trying to be unobtrusive.
Neither worked!

And to answer the aforementioned quest-ions, our quests involves receiving a parcel full of goodies to be used in tandem with online clues to solve a riddle.
"I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the quest. I eagerly await the next parcel. Cuppa in hand of course!!!"~Joan W., Astoria, OR















Saturday, March 18, 2017

Washington tearoom guide in the offing

Last chance to see your favorite WASHINGTON tearoom featured in our upcoming Tea Traveller's Constant Companion edition :D Leave info in the comments if you want to make sure a certain tearoom is included.

PIPPA'S REAL TEA

ADDRESS: 636 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368
CROSS STREETS: Between Madison & Quincy streets
FWY ACCESS: Off Highway 20

WEBSITE: pippasrealtea.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook 
PHONE: (360) 385-6060
EMAIL: pippa@pippasrealtea.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Wednesday-Sunday, 10a-5p
PARKING: Street
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Required for High Tea on Saturdays
GIFT SHOP: Teas for sale
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes

OUTDOOR DINING: Yes, for both you and your favorite canine
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Take-away
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $34
DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Delightful and comfortable with a fireplace and welcoming courtyard
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Real clotted cream, artisan cheese plates
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Beer and wine served
OWNED BY: Pippa Mills
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: Cafes
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2012
LISTING UPDATED: March 2017

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High Tea
Tea sandwiches, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and jam, and a selection of pastries and seasonal fruit, unlimited tea.
Available on Saturdays at 1pm and 3pm (Reservations required)
$34 



Royal High Tea 
(High Tea with a glass of bubbly)
$40 

Cream Tea 
Two scones with clotted cream and jam served on pretty china and unlimited tea.  Available daily (no reservation required)
$13.50



Royal Cream Tea
(Cream Tea with a glass of bubbly)
$20



WASHINGTON tea establishments

ALPHABETICAL
*those in bold serve afternoon tea*

THE GHOSTS OF TEA COMPANIES PAST
  • All the Tea and China - Ilwaco
  • Buster House Tea Room & Shop - Pomeroy 
  • Cosmopolitan Tea & Cafe -  Orting & Puyallup 
  • Dragons Lair Specialty Teas - Westbank, British Columbia (Store)
  • Elizabeth and Alexander's English Tea Room - Bothell (closed after 17 years of tea service)
  • Friends, Philosophy & Tea, Teahouse and Event Center - Bellevue
  • Hawthorn Tea Room - Tacoma
  • Just Your Cup O' Tea - Bremerton
  • Kado Tea Garden - Seattle
  • Kettle River Tea Store - Republic
  • Madam Fifi's Tea Room - Bothell (according to their former website, they became the Peachtree Bakery & Tea Room, and then the Red Rooster Eatery & Tea Co.)
  • Mr. Spots Chai House - Seattle
  • Northwest Cups of Tea (Online store)
  • Pekoe, A Global Teahouse - Seattle
  • Porcelain Rose Tea Parlour - Longview
  • Savrika Tea - Kirkland (now an online store)
  • Sugar & Spice Tea Company - Poulsbo (see Mrs. Muir's)
  • Tea and Tarts Catering - Vancouver
  • Tea Bar Downtown - Vancouver
  • The Tea Cup - Castle Rock
  • The Tea Room - Lakewood
  • Tea Room at Port Gamble - Port Gamble
  • Tea Treasures - Mercer Island
  • The Tea Works - Tacoma
  • The Teacup - Castle Rock (They were looking for a new location, last we heard)
  • TEAquent Stop - Bellingham
  • TEA-rations - Olympia
  • Two Sisters Tea Room - Olympia
  • Victorian Connection - Kennewick
  • Victorian Rose Tea Room - Port Orchard (now the Grey House Cafe)


Friday, March 17, 2017

OLDE TOWNE GRAINERY TEA ROOM & GALLERIA

ADDRESS: 100 East Montgomery St 2nd Floor, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
CROSS STREETS: Between 3rd & 4th streets
FWY ACCESS: 5

WEBSITE: No
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook 
PHONE: (360) 419-9090
EMAIL:  oldtowngrainerytearoom@comcast.net

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Wednesday-Saturday, 11a-4p
PARKING: Street
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs

RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: Bakery
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: No
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Yes
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $23

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Burgundies and woods, warm and comfortable
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Freshly made croissant and dressings
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Located in an early 1900s grainery
OWNED BY: Sharon Eldridge
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: Casual pubs and cafes
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2015
LISTING UPDATED: March 2017

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Queen's Tea
The Queen's Tea starts with a variety of quiche and salad, followed by a three tiered tray. The bottom tier has two freshly baked scones (with lemon curd and Devonshire cream) and fruit. The middle tier has assorted finger sandwiches. The top tier has an assortment of dessert
$30

Princess Tea
The Princess Tea starts with a variety of soup or salad, followed by a three tiered tray. Tie bottom tier has two freshly baked scones (with lemon curd and Devonshire cream) and fruit. The middle tier has assorted finger sandwiches. The top tier has an assortment of desserts
$23



Tea for Two
Each will enjoy Soup or Salad, Finger Sandwiches, a Scone with Lemon Curd and Devonshire Cream and two Desserts, Share a freshly brewed large Pot of Tea of your choice. This tea is served on a tiered tray for the full tea experience
$35

Anytime Tea
Choice of Quiche or Assorted Finger Sandwiches with Choice of Soup or Salad. Desserts or Scone and Pot of Tea. Quiche and Scone, Quiche and Desserts, Sandwiches and Scone, Sandwiches and Desserts
$15



Lunch Tea
Choice of Quiche or Assorted Finger Sandwiches with Choice of Soup or Salad and Pot of Tea
$12

Cream Tea
Two Scones with Lemon Curd, Devonshire Cream, and a Bottomless Pot of Tea
$8



Just Desserts
Plate of our Assorted Desserts with a Bottomless Pot of Tea
$8

Little Ones Tea
Two Finger Sandwiches, Fruit, Cookie and small Dessert with your choice of Drinks. For children to and under
$10


OLIVE BRANCH CAFE

ADDRESS: 2501 E D St, Tacoma, WA 98402
CROSS STREETS: Between 25th & 26th streets
FWY ACCESS: 5 & 705

WEBSITE: olivebranch-cafe.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: na
PHONE: (253) 330-6511
EMAIL: olivebranchcafetacoma@gmail.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Tuesday - Saturday, 11a-4p, tea service ends at 2:30p
PARKING: Street & garage
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: Gorgeous goodies everywhere
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Call to inquire

CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: No
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Take-away
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $27.50
DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Classy, elegant, incredible
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Specialty salads
UNIQUE ASPECTS: 5 star decor
OWNED BY: Terry Akins
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: International eateries
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2015
LISTING UPDATED: March 2017

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CEDERBERG TEA HOUSE

ADDRESS: 1417 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
CROSS STREETS: Between W. Galer & W. Lee streets
FWY ACCESS: 5, near Highway 99

WEBSITE: cederbergteahouse.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 
PHONE: (206) 285-1352
EMAIL: cederbergteahouse@gmail.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Monday - Friday 8:30a-6p
  • Saturday 9a-6p
  • Sunday 10:30a-6p
PARKING: Garage, street, lot
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: Treats for sale
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: $29.95

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Warm, contemporary and inviting
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Toasted sandwiches
UNIQUE ASPECTS: South African fare, Rooibos drinks, accepts Apple Pay
OWNED BY: Natasha Robson-Lovato
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: American & Italian eateries, hair and nail salons
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2013
LISTING UPDATED: March 2017

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Lady Grey Tea
Tea is served anytime, includes a pot of tea
and petite versions of each of the following South African specialties:
Malva Pudding
Lemon Cream
Scone (served with jam, cream and cheese)
Hertzog
Melktert
Chicken Cranberry Walnut Sandwich
Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwich
Sausage Roll
Spinach and Feta Pinwheel
Chicken and Mushroom Pasty
Caramelized Onion and Gouda Quiche
$29.95 



Lady Grey Gluten-free Tea
(please be aware that we make every effort to ensure that products are gluten-free,
HOWEVER, we are NOT a gluten-free facility. Products still may contain traces of gluten)
Fudge
Coconut Ice
Gluten-free Lemon Cream
Gluten-free Melktert
Gluten-free Scone
Gluten-free Crunchie
Two Chicken Cranberry Walnut Sandwiches on Gluten-free Bread
Cucumber Cream Cheese Sandwich on Gluten-free Bread
Gluten-free Caramelized Onion and Gouda Quiche
Gluten-free Spinach and Feta Tart
 Gluten-free Samosa Pasty
$35.00 



Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

A credit card is required to hold reservations. Guests are allowed to decrease the number of their party or cancel up until 24 hours prior to their reservation. Changes or cancellations made within the 24 hour window prior to a reservation will automatically be assessed a 28% fee. However, if no change is made prior to the party time and guests do no show, the full cost per person will be charged.

Gratuity and tax are NOT included in the price. For parties of 6 or more, an 18% gratuity may be added.

Please let us know if there are any dietary needs or allergies. * our products may contain nuts and gluten* We do have vegetarian options available.

MYRTLE'S TEAHOUSE & HERBERY

ADDRESS: 321 N 3rd Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642
CROSS STREETS: Between Division and Mill streets
FWY ACCESS: 5 off Highway 501

WEBSITE: myrtlesteahouse.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: na
PHONE: (360) 887-9018
EMAIL: ewb1003@msn.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Wednesday-Saturday, 12-3pm
PARKING: Street
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs

RESERVATIONS: Required
GIFT SHOP: Not applicable
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Call to inquire
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: Call to inquire about their table for 2 on the patio
DRESS: "Dressy"
CATERING: Take-away
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $22

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Various rooms, each decorated differently
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Soup, savory scones
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Le Salon lounge area
OWNED BY: Elizabeth Brush
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: International cuisine
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2007
LISTING UPDATED: March 2017

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