Tom and Anne Atherton
My Wife and I were able to attend a Class on High Tea offered through the UW Waukesha at the Steaming Cup which is connected to the Springhouse Tea Room. Kerry taught the class very well about the history of tea, scone recipes, and I was especially glad to get some pointers on what I could do better to enjoy the tea that I make and serve at home even more. The class was extremely informative and entertaining as well. All of the treats and sandwiches were excellent and we recommend the class highly and look forward to booking a tea party at the SpringHouse Tea Room in the near future.
The charm and character of this Pike Place shop envelops you the moment you walk in to the store. The store has a homemade feel which is completely appropriate since all of the crumpets are handmade fresh and hot right there in the store. This is very rare as I am finding and in fact had a difficult time finding a store like it even in London. The teas are all very much specialty fare and for a newcomer such as myself it was a little bewildering deciding which variety to try. The staff, however were very eager to help and even the owner seemed interested in making sure that I was accommodated. I felt very elcome and enjoyed a wonderful first flush darjeeling that was delicate in flavor and soothing to the soul. I bought small 2oz pouch for future use and only regret that I didn't buy more. I always make it a point to stop in the Crumpet Shop when I am in Seattle fro breakfast or lunch. Stop in early for a better selection of crumpets and enjoy the wonderful bottomless tea and fun decor of this intimately charming shop.