Simply girly tea perfection! Thanks a bunch to my friend for finding this gem and treating me tea at this lovely business. Originally she e-mailed the owner to attempt to make a reservation within 2 weeks of our desired date, but this place was already all booked up. Lucky for us someone else canceled their reservation and we were able to pick up the time! At $26/person it's a bit pricey for just tea and treats considering you could get a very filling meal elsewhere at several restaurants. However, after my experience at the Sea Grille, I can't complain about the cost one bit!
The business owner, Sarah and her husband greeted us when we arrived and ushered us into the semi-private Pink room for our reservation to pick our teas for them to start brewing. They presented us an extensive menu with many different types of teas, several imported. There was even an loose insert page showing the NEW teas. Since it was our first time here we went with the classics "Paris" (fruity bergamont) and "Royal Wedding". Everything set up in the room was utterly adorable! The one downside is that it is clearly targeted for females or pink lovers, so it may not be a place that would be good for dates. When our tea pots arrived they also had these lovely tea warmer cozy covers to keep the tea hot so we could take our time sipping.
Our 2-person tier tray of sweets and mini-sandwiches also arrived soon after. We snacked on scones with the wonderful clotted cream (new delight!) and jam. There were cupcakes, macaroons and tasty savory sandwiches. I was surprised that near the end I was actually getting quite full (maybe mostly with liquids) and they provided us with a to-go box to save the rest of the morsels for later.
Fancy That has several rooms on the first floor for private tea and reservations are required since I believe the whole place can only accommodate up to ~20 people. They also have more open tables in the front for 2-4 people. As you we were waiting around during our reservation, we also perused through the gift shop. She has all of the cutest tea accompaniments such as tea pot cozies, tea cup night lights, tea cup holders, various teas from the menu and tea sugars. Of course I LOVED the Paris tea so much we picked up a 20 sachet tin of them for $9, and later on I ordered more directly from Harney & Sons. (Here's the collector in me coming into play.) Occasionally they will also host events. I went to their open house with my friends sampling the newest Pink Tea and Pink Hot Chocolate.
I'm not sure what other occasions are coming up but I'm already thinking of ideas to gather my lady friends for a lovely tea party.
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