Totally 'TEA'rrific! Where do I begin to tell the story of how great our time at Mitra's Tea Room was on March 28th? It was for a birthday celebration. Upon arrival Stephanie greeted me by name and had two tables reserved for us to choose from. My guest chose the table by the water fountain. What a nice background sound that was. As it was our first time visiting, Stephanie presented a detailed explanation of the menu and we split the Tea Sampler and added another cup of soup. My goodness, it was more than enough. The food was absolutely delicious and very, very filling. Yes, they were tea sandwiches, but nothing stingy here. Mitra is very generous with the filling. You will not leave hungry. First, the Tomato Basil Soup was melt in your mouth delicious. Flavorful chicken salad sandwiches with almond sides. Baby cucumbers used on the cucumber sandwiches was a nice touch. Chunky egg salad. Mitra has turned me into a Quiche lover of her quiche. Don't think you are going to have egg and filler here. We had the Chicken and smoked zucchini quiche - chunked full of chicken and zucchini and a melt in your mouth crust. House salad dressing great. Awesome presentation! All sandwiches different shapes and food attractively arranged on the platter. Cute individual teapots for our tea. Great selection of teas. Did I save the best for last? Red Velvet Cheesecake was the dessert of the day. Oh my goodness! Two cakes in one. A Red Velvet bottom, Creamy Cheesecake on top. Moist and sinful. We enjoyed looking at all the beautiful items around us with Stephanie spoiling us and attending to our every need. My guest of honor cannot wait to return and neither can I.
What a breath of breath of fresh air - a tearoom that is truly a tearoom! I had the pleasure of having tea at Tea Upon Chatsworth while in town for a conference with a friend who lives there. From the moment we set foot in the door, it was personal service at its best. Joy, the proprietor aims to please and her staff is smiling and happy to be of service. The food was wonderful - every single course! For starters we enjoyed five unique tea sandwich treats. The Chatsworth scones were so flavorful and simply melted in your mouth. And the buttermilk brownies were another winner and a sweet ending. Our waitperson was knowledgable about the teas and made suggestions. We started with the Mutan White Tea and then had Paris at her suggestion when I mentioned how much I enjoyed vanilla. I left with a package of that. The location and decor is very inviting. Unique and varied tea items attractively fill the room and gift shop. If I'm back in San Diego again, Tea Upon Chatsworth would be a must do. Great choice.