Royal Tea

Posted on Apr. 19th 2011 No Comments »

Rose Tea at the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree, Arizona

With the William and Kate’s wedding coming up in less than two weeks, it is time to get yourself ready for the festivities.  Take a leisurely drive up to the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree, Arizona and do spend a delightful hour or two drinking tea and nibbling on scones.  The English Rose Tea Room is a piece of England tucked into the shops on Easy Street in Carefree.  The tea room is elegant, quaint and brimming with all things tea from vintage teapots to the shabby chic furniture.  A lovely menu featuring English fare and all the trimmings for tea are offered.  I chose the The Duchess of Bedford’s Afternoon Tea ($24.95) which comes served on a three tiered platter of decadence.  The bottom tier has crustless tea sandwiches, my favorite being the Smoked Salmon & Creme Cheese with Lemon.  The second tier features just baked vanilla scones and the best tier is the top which features adorable mini eclairs, lavender shortbread cookies and petit fours just to name a few delights.  Your tea choice (the Rose tea is heavenly) is steeped loose leaf in your very own vintage style tea pot.  A silver tea strainer is placed over your teacup to catch the leaves when you pour.  The mismatched teapots and tea cups really give you the feeling you have gone back in time 100 yrs and you find yourself longing to wear a big, fancy hat.  The English Rose Tea Room has thought of everything, so if you really do want to wear a hat, feel free to borrow one out of their hat chest. 

If you are looking for a Royal Wedding Viewing Party look no further than the English Rose Tea Room.  On Friday,  April 29th look for the English Double Decker bus that will be parked out front.  Inside the Tea Room you can watch the recorded wedding and enjoy an English Tea complete with scones and wedding cake. Formal attire is required so ladies pull out that wedding dress or favorite gown and tiara and for the men a suit and tie is perfect.  This is a once in a lifetime celebration so make sure to have advance reservations. William and Kate wedding souvenirs are available for purchase. $50.00 per person not including tax or gratuity.  Please call 480-488-4812 for reservations.

Posted by Caroline | in Restaurant Review

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