I was so excited to have finally found a place near me that does afternoon tea. This place is called Tyme For Tea & Co.
The front of the store sells tea, cakes, and random little trinkets. The entire store is very small and cozy.
The back of the store is a small area of tables for tea. They serve tea Mon-Fri from 12pm-3pm and from 11am-4pm on Sat & Sun.
My friend and I both picked the Victorian Tea, which is a 3 course High Tea. For $21, you get:
Five Assorted Tea Sandwiches
Three Tea Pastries
Your choice of Tea
I thought everything was really subpar for the price they charged. The place settings and cups were alright, but not as nice as it could have been. I mean...afternoon tea is all about drinking tea out of cute cups, right?
I chose the Apple Blossom Green Tea. It was okaayyy. Fragrant but they served this in a very American way...in a huge pot. Too much water, bleh. More is not better America!
It also really bothered me that teapots were not matching, my friend's was a different color. This kind of stuff really bothers me hahaha I am super anal about everything matching when it's suppose to!
Started off with a blueberry scone. This was pretty good. They served this warm and the top had a very crunchy sugar topping. They served this with creme fraiche, rasberry preserves, and lemon curd. I liked the lemon curd best.
The scone was my favorite thing.
The decor of the place is rather quaint and has lots of antique things. That's not really my thing, since I prefer new looking things HAHA
But it was very cute regardless.
Then came the tier of sandwiches. We were nowhere near impressed with the selections. We realized that most of the stuff probably came from Trader Joe's, which is just an organic grocery store that sells a ton of cool snacks.
The top layer was cucumber cream cheese sandwiches with a bit of dill. It was alright, I could've made this at home.
The second layer was basically the Trader Joe's layer.
There were mushroom turnovers (which I've actually gotten myself at Trader Joe's lol), and these spinach puff pastry things.
The chicken salad sandwich was pretty decent, not drenched in mayo. I liked that the best out of everything else.
The jalapeno cheesy toast thing was pretty much inedible. There was so much cheese that it made me nauseous after 2 bites. Kind of gross...too heavy for High Tea!
Dessert...pretty much a joke. Probably also from Trader Joe's or Costco.
The pecan tarts were stale -_-
I know that High Tea isn't a very American thing, but if you're going to offer it, I'd suggest putting in more effort and making it right.
My friend & I were not too pleased with what $21+ tax got us. We could have done this at home and it would've tasted 10x better.
The atmosphere was nice though. Something different, but in my opinion not worth what they charge.
And to end this post on a happier note...this is highlarious. Eat Your Kimchi ftw!!