Don't have an account? To participate in discussions consider signing up or signing in
facebook connect
Sign-up, its free! Close [x]

Benefits

  • okay Create lasting relationships with other like minded women.
  • okay Blogging, let your voice be heard!
  • okay Interact with other women through blogs,questions and groups.
  • okay Photo Album, upload your most recent vacation pictures.
  • okay Contests, Free weekly prize drawing.
  • okay Weekly Newsletter.


I just wanted to say, I have a secret... Im addicted and love Ladies Tea Room’s.. My daughters and mother are too and we go to them as often as possible.

I love the fact that its all women or mostly some men and some gay men, which I love gay men as they are so cool, and they like me.  Also some straight men too but not too many an usually very gentlemenly types.

I love the atmosphere, linens, lace, porceline, tea, tea cakes, salads, sandwiches, and desserts.

My favorite is the eye opener.. its what they bring you when you sit down.

I actually rate them from best to worst.  My favorite was a small cup of broth, with a cucumber sandwich bite size on the side.  My second favorite was a dip with crackers the dip was a dill weed of some sort.

I love the decor of tea rooms as they are all different but made for women.. fantasy and dreams.  Cottage style or elegant.  I love them all.

My other favorite thing is the menu is always different and simple.  Tea sandwiches, fresh pumpkin breads and cream cheese, salads, jello, and desserts.  Nothing is over filling but you get a bit of all on some plates and your full and satisfied.

I love the tea.. flavored hot or cold.. its wonderful.

I always feel relaxed and refreshed after a tea room and energized.. not rushed or in the crowd, just a nice thing for me and my daughters to meet at the tea room, chat and men dont like to come as they usually say.. “I dont want to look at my food I want to eat it“... so Im glad they dont share in my love for these places...

My son got into trouble at school one day and I made him go to a tea room and he never got into trouble again.  He was the only young man.. A Rocker, guitarist, sitting in a ladies tea room. drinking out of english tea cups with lace linens and tiny tea sandwiches.  

Everything homemade.

Anyway.. I love tea rooms not enough of them and location near a mall would be a dream... especially during the holidays, last year a tea room I frequented had a harpist playing, during hollidays to relax the ladies... it worked.  I was eating there all season.  

Finally most of them  have gift shops with cute ladies things that we didnt know we needed like purse holders for tables, or coasters for our cars... blinged up luggage tags.. etc

Well here is to Ladies Tea.. and guess what none in Los Angeles unless you to to Graystone Mansion and book a tea.



  •  

Member Comments

    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Oct 13, 2008
    • I love tea rooms. There is one in the town I just moved to, but I don’t have anyone to go with. My girlfriends threw me a tea party for my bachelorette party, and it was great. Chicago had a great one on Lincoln Ave. I also enjoyed a wonderful tearoom on the island of Tortola in BVI.



            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Bobbi Bacha wrote Oct 13, 2008
    • Wow.. your missing out Jackie.. If I get your way... we are sooooo going to find a tea room and go.  Its so nice.. I will look in your area.  They are all different but still for Women.. I love that about them and I see many upcomming little girls in thier dresses having tea.  Really sweet.



            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Oct 13, 2008
    • Jackie,

      I found this for you on a site called teamap.com. It lists tearooms all over the country. This one is in Detroit:

      [Link Removed]

      They‘re just neat, very genteel. I love the atmosphere.


      Cindylouwho1966, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Oct 13, 2008
    • Oh, please, no red hat!!! That is a group of ladies called “The red hat society,” I can’t remember where I learned about it, but they dress in red and purple and parade all over the damn place. I’ll let you know more after this conference call. I will not leave you hanging!!!!



            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Bobbi Bacha wrote Oct 13, 2008
    • No I just dress as I like, usually dress casual.  Some women like to come in hats.. It may be fun for the little girls.  

      Its not all women Annie.. its just geared for women.  I just love the homemade tea sandwiches and salads.  Its so nice an usually atmosphere.  

      Its like being in a ladies tea garden or playing tea when you were a little girl but all grown up.  

      Remember they are all different.  I love to keep notes of each tea room I go to. The things I love most.

      I could eat really good chicken salad all the time for lunch I usually get the tri salad plates or sandwich samplers usually come with ambrosia and eye openers.

      Have fun ladies.. and tell me please.. Im a tea room freak.  Jackie if I get you way... its tea girl.



            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Leeann wrote Oct 13, 2008
    • I found a tea house here in my town. Thanks ladies sounds like fun.



            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Dianne67 wrote Oct 13, 2008
    • I loved afternoon tea when I have been to Bermuda.  It is one of my favorite places on earth.  I was there 4 times for Jazz festivals in the month of October.  I would rush back by 3PM so that I did not miss their perfectly brewed tea and yummy sandwiches.

      However, they did not have the decor like these places.  Oh, I must go!!!  It sounds so relaxing and delightful.
      When I was a personal chef I was planning on adding tea parties for little girls; but I became ill and had to give up the business.  I now look at this and I could absolutely see myself having a place if I was better.  

      I love creative stuff, cooking, and hosting parties.  I loved when I would entertain.  I enjoyed setting a perfect looking table and planning a perfect menu.  Maybe someday I will be doing this after I get bored with teaching Nutrition and Holistic Health.  

      I am the type of person that likes to change careers every few years.  Life is too short to do just one thing and the Dianne with energy when she feels good wants to do it all.

      Now all I need is some friends in my area to do tea with me.

      Hugs-
      Dianne



            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Oct 14, 2008
    • There are two types of tea rooms-those that serve a lighter fare (salads, quiche) geared toward ladies; and those that do the British high tea, with the tiered plate of scones, finger sandwiches, and other small treats. I prefer the British high tea. When I lived in Evansville, IN, the YWCA ran a tea room, but it was the light food kind, they did not serve tea. I was bummed.



            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Bobbi Bacha wrote Oct 14, 2008
    • Here in Texas we have both types of tea rooms and some combined. Ive been to ladies tea rooms geared to British High Tea but also the light fare, I love them both.  I love the Hot Teas.  In the months of Oct, Nov, Dec.  One tea room serves a delicous hot russian tea that is so tangy and spicey its almost like a wassil.  OMG.... Im craving pumpking bread and Hot tea.. and company of nice ladies... Lets get dressed and go have Ladies Tea... Ha.



            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Bobbi Bacha wrote Oct 19, 2008
    • Wow tell me all about it.  Im so excited.  Have fun.



            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Cheryl Guy wrote Oct 23, 2008
    • If you are ever in the Phoenix are you must go the the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree, AZ. LOVE IT! Here are a couple pics taken when I brought my mom there during one of her visits.



            Report  Reply




  •         Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Cheryl Guy wrote Oct 25, 2008
    • My mom is coming to town again this Wednesday so I looked up some other tea rooms in the Phoenix area. I am going to be taking her to Kimberly Ann’s Victorian Tea Room in Glendale. If anyone has been there please let me know how you liked it.



            Report  Reply


    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Bobbi Bacha wrote Oct 25, 2008
    • Oh how lovely, I will definately stop there if Im in that area.  I love tea rooms so much and the hats are sooo cute.. Lovely memories too !



            Report  Reply