Thursday, July 13, 2017

SOUTHWEST: AZ, NM, NV, UT

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ARIZONA

NEVADA

NEW MEXICO

UTAH


THE GHOSTS OF TEAROOMS PAST

Arizona
  • Chakra 4 Herb - Phoenix (Now Sage Kitchen)
  • Curious Garden (The) - Lake Havasu
  • Front Porch Tea Cafe - Mesa
  • Narcisse Champagne and Tea Lounge - Scottsdale
  • Ritz Carlton Hotel - Phoenix
  • Tea and More - Tucson
  • Tea Infusion - Tempe
  • Wild Rose Tea House - Cottonwood

Nevada
  • Isles Tea Shop, the - Reno

New Mexico
  • Ice's Tea Room - Los Luceros (Organic farm still open)
  • New Mexico Tea Bar - Albuquerque
  • Taos Tea Room - Taos
  • Turquoise Teapot, The - Taos
  • Victorian  Tea Room - Las Cruces

Utah
  • Desert Dove Tea Room - St. George
  • Protea Cottage - West Jordan


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The St. James Tearoom

ADDRESS: 320 Osuna Rd NE # D, Albuquerque, NM 87107
CROSS STREETS: Edith Blvd NE
FWY ACCESS: 25

WEBSITE: stjamestearoom.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook, TwitterInstagram, YoutubeFlickr      
PHONE: (505) 242-3752
EMAIL: na

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Tues-Wed - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm
  • Thurs-Sat - 11am, 1:30pm, 4pm, 6:30pm
  • Sun - 11am, 1:30pm
PARKING: Private lot
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: The incredible St. James Market, a wonder in and of itself


WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: Yes
DRESS: Upscale
CATERING: na
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $43.59 all-inclusive
DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Opulent, dramatic, gorgeous
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Theme teas beyond compare
UNIQUE ASPECTS: The Disneyland of tearooms
OWNED BY: Mary Alice Higbie
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: Plant nursery, pizza, burgers
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1999
LISTING UPDATED: July 2017

MENU

THEMES CHANGE MONTHLY
EXAMPLE - July 2017 Boston Tea Party menu



Prelude
Sons of Liberty Melon Salad with Mint Cordial

Savories
served with “English Breakfast” Traditional Black Tea
Taxation Without Representation Ham Croissant
Three Ships Pear & Gorgonzola Salad
Boston Harbor Egg Salad on Brioche Round
Tea Act Spicy Honey Pecans
Traditional Tea Sandwich: Chicken & Cucumber on Pumpernickel Bread

Breads
served with “Yin Hao Jasmine” Scented Black Tea
Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Scone
St. James Traditional Cream Scone
Lemon Curd & Clotted Cream

Sweets
served with Iced “Blueberry Festival” Scented Black Tea
Red, White, & Blueberry Cheesecake
Squidgy Chocolate Cake
British East India Lemon Madeleine



The Spicery in our 1895 Home

ADDRESS: 7141 N. 59th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301
CROSS STREETS: Palmaire
FWY ACCESS: 17
WEBSITE: 1895spicery.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook 
PHONE: (623) 937-6534
EMAIL: 1895spicery@gmail.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Mon-Sat, 10:30am-1:30pm
PARKING: Street & public garage
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Required for afternoon tea
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: $23
DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Intimate rooms from the original Messenger residence
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Pineapple walnut cake, banana cream pie, fresh rolls
UNIQUE ASPECTS: A charming home with a variety of theme rooms
OWNED BY: Matt Borowski
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: na
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1987, built 1895 
LISTING UPDATED: July 2017

MENU



Pot of Tea:
Start with a pot of tea from our extensive list of black, green and herbal teas in both caffeinated or decaffeinated.

First Course:
Shortbread and Buttermilk Scone, served with Lemon Curd and Chantilly Cream

Second Course:
Enjoy bite-sized versions of our most popular sandwiches, including:



Warm Ham/Swiss biscuit with our Sweet/Spicy Mustard
Chicken Salad on bread medallion
Cucumber Sandwich with alfalfa sprouts
Tuna Salad on one of our puffs

Third Course:
Small parfait of fresh fruit and custard surrounded by bite-sized portions of some of our favorite desserts. Brownie bites, Lemon bars, Coconut macaroons and Pecan Sandies, to name a few.



Menu is subject to daily change

Kimberly Ann's Tea Room & Cafe

ADDRESS: 7153 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
CROSS STREETS: Between Myrtle & Palmaire avenues
FWY ACCESS: 17

WEBSITE: kimberlyannstearoom.webs.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook 
PHONE: (623) 934-1106
EMAIL: na

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm
PARKING: Lot & street
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends. Credit card required
GIFT SHOP: Goodies for sale throughout
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes

OUTDOOR DINING: Yes
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Call to discuss
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $25
DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Traditional with lots of wonderful lace, carved hutches, feminine touches
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: Stuffed tomatoes
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Full lunch menu
OWNED BY: Mae Collins
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: Various eateries, flower shop
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2009
LISTING UPDATED: July 2017

MENU



Elegant Tea
Stuffed tomato (Small tomato filled with chicken salad on a bed of greens)
Fruit (Fresh-cut seasonal fruit)
Finger Sandwiches (2 cucumber, 2 egg, 1 turkey rose, 1 roast beef and Swiss, 1 chicken salad and tuna
Dessert (Assortment of home-made pastries - various)
Tea (Your choice of flavor of loose-leaf tea)
Scones (Scone of the day with Devonshire cream and lemon curd)
$35.00

Garden Tea
Soup (Chef's choice of home-made soup) or strawberry salad
Fruit (Fresh-cut seasonal fruit)
Finger Sandwiches (2 cucumber, 2egg,1 turkey rose, 1 roast beef and Swiss, 1 chicken and 1 tuna salad
Dessert (Assortment of home-made pastries -various)
Tea (Your choice of flavor of loose-leaf tea)
Scones (Scone of the day with Devonshire cream and lemon curd)
$30.00



Classic Tea
Fruit (Fresh-cut seasonal fruit)
Finger Sandwiches (2 cucumber, 2 egg, 1 turkey rose, 1 roast beef and Swiss, 1 chicken and 1 tuna salad
Dessert (Assortment of home-made pastries - various)
Tea (Your choice of flavor of loose-leaf tea)
Scones (Scone of the day with Devonshire cream and lemon curd)
$25.00



Princess Tea
Cupcakes
Finger Sandwiches (2 of each p/p - turkey & cream cheese, ham & American cheese, egg salad and tuna salad
Fruit ( fresh-cut seasonal fruit)
Dessert (homemade cookies and pastries)
Tea or Lemonade (Choice of flavor of tea or lemonade)
Ice cream (With princess sprinkles)
 Treat  Bag (candy and treats)
$25.00



All high teas require a reservation made at least 24 hours in advance. All no-shows and cancellations made with less than 24 hour's notice will be charged the price of tea. All prices are per person Please call for reservations or more info (Gratuity not included )

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Jazz Bouquet Floral Shop and Tea Café

ADDRESS: 140 Coffee Pot Dr #106, Sedona, AZ 86336
CROSS STREETS: Sunset Drive & Arizona State Route 89A
FWY ACCESS: 17

WEBSITE: jazzbouquetfloral.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook 
PHONE: (928) 204-1091
EMAIL: na but they have a contact form on their site

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Tea served Tues-Fri, 2-4pm
  • Florist open Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 11am-4pm
PARKING: Private lot
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Required
GIFT SHOP: Yes, with an emphasis on things floral
WC: Call to inquire
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Call to inquire
CHILDREN WELCOME: Call to inquire
OUTDOOR DINING: na
DRESS: Come as you are
CATERING: Take-away

DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $28.95
DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: A bright and cheery florist's shop
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: na
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Flowers!
OWNED BY: Kim Roda
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: Wonderful mix of ethnic eateries
YEAR ESTABLISHED: Call to inquire
LISTING UPDATED: July 2017

MENU

Four Tea Sandwiches
One Canapé
Scone with Cream and Fruit Preserves
An Assortment of Fresh Fruit, Shortbread, Cookies
Choice of Tea



Tuesday, July 4, 2017

English Rose Tearoom - AZ

ADDRESS: 201 Easy St Ste 103, Carefree, AZ 85377
CROSS STREETS: E. Cave Creek Rd. & N. Tom Darlington Dr.
FWY ACCESS: 17

WEBSITE: carefreetea.com
SOCIAL MEDIA: FacebookTwitter 
PHONE: (480) 488-4812
EMAIL: carefreetea@aol.com

HOURS OF OPERATION:
  • Daily, 11am-4pm
PARKING: Parking lot and street
CAPACITY: Call to discuss your event needs
RESERVATIONS: Recommended, especially on weekends
GIFT SHOP: Brimming with irresistible things
WC: Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes

CHILDREN WELCOME: Yes
OUTDOOR DINING: Yes
DRESS: Afternoon tea attire
CATERING: Yes
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: Call ahead to discuss
PRICE: $28

DESCRIPTION OF AMBIENCE: Traditional with hutches, chandeliers, and tons of atmosphere
CULINARY SPECIALTIES: An extensive lunch menu
UNIQUE ASPECTS: Open 7 days a week - woohoo!
OWNED BY: Jo Gemmill
SURROUNDING BUSINESSES: Various eateries, native American jewelry store, pumpkin garden, computer repair
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 2002
LISTING UPDATED: July 2017

MENU

“Just Dessert” Tea
A 2-tiered presentation: Two warm vanilla scones with strawberry preserve and Devon Cream and a selection of miniature cakes and petit fours, served with your choice of tea.
$16



Cream Tea
A traditional tea-time treat! A small pot of your favorite tea with 2 homemade scones, strawberry preserve and Devon Cream.
$12

Duchess of Bedford’s Formal Afternoon Tea
Top Tier – Petit Fours
A seasonal selection of miniature cakes, pastries and petit fours.
Middle Tier – Scones
2 Scones, dusted with powdered sugar, served with strawberry preserve and Devon Cream.
Lower Tier –  Tea Sandwiches
Chicken with nutmeg & tarragon, edged with walnuts.
English hot-house cucumber with orange-mint butter.
Smoked salmon & cream cheese with lemon.
Small Pot of Tea
Please refer to our Tea Selections for an extensive selection of Black, Green and Herbal Teas.
$28



Fireside Tea
Two toasted English crumpets, served with strawberry preserves, creamy butter and your choice of tea.
$10

Nursery Tea (for younger guests)
Top Tier – Pastries
Homemade cookies and Miniature cakes
Middle Tier – Fruit
Assorted seasonal fresh fruit
Lower Tier – Tea Sandwiches
Peanut Butter & Jelly or Cheese & Mayonnaise
Pot of Tea – Decaffeinated Tea, Lemonade or Hot Chocolate
$12

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

MENU

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