Monday, May 19, 2014

Tea Time!

Brunch is a thing in New York. It's pretty much a noun, an adjective, and a verb. One of my favorite brunch spots with the most amazing tea and scones is Alice's Tea Cup.

So yesterday, that's where we went.

There are several "chapters" throughout the city. Chapter 1 is on the Upper West Side, currently half hidden under some scaffolding. 

The atmosphere is the second best part. In addition to tea and scones--and really amazing food, there are odes to Alice and Wonderland, including tea sets and treats and books and even tiaras.

We were taken back into the red room. 

There's often a pretty long wait at Alice's so we made a special reservation for Tea Service. We had three teapots with Roobios Bourbon, Jasmine Monkey King, and Birthday Black teas.

Our tea trays arrived with scones, sandwiches and desserts. 

That's chocolate mousse with whipped cream and sprinkles, cookies and mocha cake.

It was all quite delicious. Pumpkin scones, buttermilk scones, chocolate chip and salted caramel scones. Ham and gruyere and chicken curry sandwiches. Oh and the chocolate mousse.

We were pleased.

Next time I want to dress up like the people in the pictures that line the red room.

They also have goodies to go--and a recipe book.

I've had a sick dog for several days (she's finally feeling better!) and this was definitely what I needed.


Angelica R. Jackson said...

Hope your dog feels better soon! We went to the tea room at Blackwach Castle today and I watched my husband eat an amazing kiwi lime cheesecake. None for me, so sad.

elizabeth norris said...

Thanks Angelica! I hope you find some good gluten free fare :)

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