From their website:
..tea was drunk for breakfast and after dinner when the family gathered in the parlor to play games or read. The Earl of Sandwich played cards into the night one night and got hungry so asked for some meat to be put between two slices of bread to have with his tea (well, perhaps he wasn’t really drinking tea at that moment!). But, the sandwich was invented! It would play a part in later years when afternoon tea became popular. Come to The Grand Tea room for tea, but you'll remember the sandwich's just like the Earl
Personal Experience: So I finally got to eat here and it has instantly become one of my favorite places! We went on a weekday and got the full 2-hour experience called the 'Grand Tea' on the menu. It seriously felt like we had gone back in time. The service ws exceptional too. We had something like a 5 or 6 course meal with delicious tea! I ordered the Crime of Passion which is a tropical green tea. This spot won't be for everyone, but if you're a tea lover and enjoy a meal and atmosphere brimming with Victorian touches, then I recommend checking this spot out!
Mmmmmmm.....my type of heaven! Lots & lots tasty of teas!
The whole experience starts off with a tea of your choice. I ordered a tropical green tea, Crime of Passion. It was so good that I purchased a bag on our way out!
2nd course was a fruit salad with whip cream:
You then have an option of soup or salad:
Then it got real serious! My God!
They offer vegeterian options. These may not look filling but trust me, after you eat everything you will be STUFFED! All the food is homemade and fresh out of the oven. I would have to say the scones and desserts were my favorite but seriously it was a very memorable meal.
My friend tried on one of the many hats they offer for the full experience. :P
Even the bathroom was adorable!
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