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User's reviews

  • Barbara's Victorian Teahouse and Boutique


    My tea time friend and I flew 369 miles to have tea at this Victorian Tea Room and we are so pleased we did! This historical home was decked out for the holidays in grand Victorian style! The loose tea selection was extensive and we enjoyed our we were offered as many selections as we wanted during our stay! We had Queen Barbara's Tea, which included a wonderful homemade soup, delicate homemade quiche, fresh fruit salad, yummy homemade scone with mock Devonshire Creme, preserves and lemon curd, three assorted tea sandwiches, followed by a homemade lemon bar, huge chocolate dipped strawberry, and a petit four. Every guest was given a lovely holiday gift and those of us having the Queen's Tea were also given an additional gift! Barbara and her daughters were gracious hostesses, photographers, and servers during our stay! I rank this tea room among the best I've ever enjoyed and look forward to returning on our next trip to Palm Springs!

  • Lisa's Tea Treasures


    Today was my first experience at Lisa's Tea Treasures and it was superb! It was well worth the drive from the Big Valley! After a champagne reception, we were served afternoon tea, followed by a lovely tea talk and book signing by the delightful author Nan Taylor! Although there were only three tea choices for our event, they were all excellent loose leaf teas and included a Darjeeling, a lovely spiced plum blend (my favorite and I usually don't like flavored teas!) and a decaffeinated boysenberry. Our tea consisted of a fresh baked scone served with Devonshire creme and preserves, five sumptuous and uniquely different tea sandwiches, three warmly delicious savories and lastly, three decadent dessert morsels! The staff were impeccably dressed and mannered! The decor is very ornately Victorian with a devine gift selection! This Lisa's is truely a Treasure!

    Tearoom response:

    Carol thank you so much for being a part of our first booking signing so happy you had a wonderful time!

  • The Pleasanton Hotel


    The Scarlet O'Hatter's red hat gorup from the valley had a large tea party here yesterday and I attended as their guest. The Pleasanton Inn was a delightful step back into the turn of the century decor wise. They offered a good variety of fine quality, loose leaf teas, a wonderful selection of freshly made tea sandwiches, and more delectable desserts than anyone could possibly eat at one sitting! My only two suggestions are that they provide a luncheon plate along with the lone bread plate we each had (which was stickily mussed after holding dollops of delicious homemade lemon curd, sweetened sour creme and strawberry jam to spread on our warm scones) and to provide sugar bowls and tongs to pick up the sugar cubes that were stacked on a plate with no method of plucking them up othr than our fingers, to place into our cups to sweeten our tea!

  • The English Rose Tea Room and Gifts


    Two lady friends and I drove from the Vally to take tea at The English Rose Tea Shop. We found the salon, gift area and outside patio beautifully appointed and decorated in chic European style! It was the first time since London, that we took tea at a settee and armed chairs with low tea table (instead of a dining table with chairs - delightful! Lynn and her knowledgeable staff were attentive, friendly and knowledgeable! We enjoyed our loose leaf teas very much. I had the house blend and found it to be a particularly good blend of black teas. We ordered the Queen's Tea and were a little taken aback that the savories were a spicy chorizo pocket, a spicy Mexican bean mixture in a cone burrito and one of the sandwiches was an Aram rollup filled with bland rice and avocado?! We found these selections incongruent with the otherwise lovely 'English' Tea experience here. We recommend the Duchess Anna's Tea (without the savories) and will try it and the lovelky patio on next excursion!

  • Columbia Kate's


    Three friends and I visited Columbia Kate's recently and were delighted with the experience! We loved the quaint location, the mismatched decor, the cozy tearooms and screened patio area! The tea selection was great and the sandwich fillings delicious! The crunchy tostettes were a little hard to chew for my more 'mature' friends, but the owner was very open to accommodating us next time! We loved the unsual tea gifts and book collections offered too. Columbia Kate's is definitely a nugget we're glad we found!

  • August Tea Room


    My fiance Albert and I had tea at the August Tea Room recently and it was sheer deight! What a difference it makes when the owner, in this case Lety, makes a point of meeting and greeting all of her guests! This was my third tea at August Tea Room, but it was Albert's first tea ever! Lety made us feel completely at home and her expert staff helped Albert choose a tea by letting us see and sniff as many of the many fine, loose varieties we wished, until he found one he thought he would enjoy and he did! The food was superb, freshly made and unique - and I might add it has been a different selection of scones, sandwiches and desserts on each occasion I have visited this lovely establishment! This is a true tea salon! The atmosphere is very warm and intimate, thanks to Letty and her expert staff! It feels just like going home to me each time I go back! The walls of the tea room are lined with lovely tea assessories and the parlor near the entry offers fancy hats, incase you've forgotten one! The picture Lety takes of her guests, as a memory of the experience at Autust Tea Room is hanging proudly on my hutch!

    Tearoom response:

    Dear Carol,

    We have enjoyed meeting you and always look forward to next visit.

    Have a good summer.