Sunday, July 26, 2015

Tea's Me Tearoom

Welcome back tea friends,
Hope your summer continues to bring you warmth and enjoyment. One of my favorite summer time activities has always been traveling. I haven't traveled as much in recent years so this summer's three "short" trips have really ignited my passion for traveling. Even though my trips were not terribly far from home, I enjoyed relaxing and discovering some new tearooms which is always a delight.


"Perhaps it is while drinking tea that I most enjoy the sense of leisure."
                                                     ~George Gissing

At the end of June, I found myself in Hillsboro, Oregon which is a suburb of Portland. My mom and I went to visit my brother who lives there. While on our trip, we had tea at the Tea's Me (clever name, huh?) tearoom for my birthday. Thank you Steph of Steph's Cup of Tea for the wonderful recommendation.


The tearoom is located in somewhat of an odd location-in a dirt lot across from a car dealership. Once you enter the door, you definitely forget about all of that.

Welcoming entrance

Tables were well spread apart

My mom and I had a reservation for the first seating.


The selections on the menu were generous. We both chose the Duchess Tea. The number and variety of teas was quite impressive! Please see their site for tea selections and other photos. Their teas may be purchased online.

Both of our teacups were Queen Anne. 


I chose a white tea called White Christmas. It is a natural blend of white mutan tea, vanilla, almond and cardamom. It was so smooth and delicious that I purchased some after our meal. My mom chose and enjoyed White Wedding.
While there, I wondered what mutan white tea was. I learned online that it is a white tea grown on the same hills as the highly regarded Chinese Silver Needle. It is considered a mild subtle tea with no astringency.

 Our tea started with orange sorbet...a first for me at a tearoom. Very refreshing!

 Next we thoroughly enjoyed a cup of homemade chicken noodle soup. So thick and creamy! 

Cute sugar holder

The food arrives! There were blueberry and buttermilk scones, red velvet cake balls, raspberry puree tarts along with wonderful sandwiches.


The highlight of this tearoom for me was the semi private room with the gorgeous chandelier and faux fireplace. A red hat society group reserved the room when we were there. 

What stood out was the impeccable warm and attentive service! It really elevated the experience. Our server explained all the courses in detail and was always ready to refresh our pots of tea.
 Going to a tearoom is a special treat and to receive a high level of service makes the experience all the more wonderful and memorable. Thank you Tea's Me for a lovely tea time.

And thank you for reading my first tearoom review. Hope your travels near and far bring you to some interesting tearooms.
~Nora









19 comments:

  1. What a perfect way to celebrate your birthday! So glad you persevered through the parking lot! Looks wonderful!
    Ruth

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  2. What a delightful tea rooms - rather elegant really.

    Diana

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  3. What a delightful tea - everything was so sweet and elegant. I loved your review.

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  4. I soooo enjoyed taking a peek of the delightful Tea's Me (what a cute name!), with you and your Mom, Nora. I am salivating over the lovely food and the presentation. Both of the teas that you tried, sound like something that I would love. Wouldn't it be fun if we could all meet at a Tea Room?

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  5. What a delightful place to have tea. I've never been to a pretty tea room like this but now I'll keep my eyes open when we travel. Very nice review!

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  6. Happy Belated Birthday, Nora! You had me at the tearoom's punny name. Thank you for sharing your lovely tearoom experience.

    I love learning about different tearooms from other bloggers and endeavor to include a tearoom/shop visit during my travels.

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  7. What a cute name for a tea room and a simply charming place to celebrate your birthday! Happy Birthday, Nora! Your tea time treats looked wonderful and the teacups, very pretty. I would love to try the White Christmas tea. It sounds delicious! Thank you for taking us along with you and have a marvelous week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  8. Hi Nora,
    Oh my that tea room looks lovely. The tea cups are so pretty too. It sounds like such a relaxing and enjoyable time and how I would love to visit there. Happy Tea Day! Karen

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  9. Now you have me wanting to visit our local tea room again. Thanks for the reminder!

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  10. Looks like a lovely tea time you and your Mom had together for your birthday.

    I went to afternoon tea with a friend yesterday afternoon.....such a lovely treat.

    Carolyn

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  11. I love tearooms.. and this one looks fabulous ..Don't you just love the teacups.... Lovely trip, lovely tearoom and lovely menu...RELAXING... Thanks for sharing ...Hugs

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  12. What a wonderful experience! This would be better to me than a 4 star restaurant. Good job taking your mom there. 6th pic down, I have the rose cup on the left. I use it most every day for my tea.

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  13. I've never been to a tea room, looks like a fun time

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  14. Nora, how fun that you got to visit a tea room in OR. Hubby and I will be in OR, near MT. Hood in about 3 weeks. Love the pretty teacups!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. I am so glad you were able to visit Tea's Me! It is a special place.

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  16. Hi sweet Nora! My, what a lovely place to enjoy a cup of tea. Everything looks so pretty and elegant....love the tea cups! :)

    It's always a joy to have you at Roses of Inspiration - thanks for sharing with us :) Have a beautiful week. Hugs!

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  17. Now wasn't that a wonderful tea room. I thought the food was lovely and so glad they didn't call their Afternoon Tea "High Tea". I am so glad you got to sit where you did too Nora!

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  18. What a wonderful tea room. I love how beautiful everything looks. Thanks for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  19. What a beautiful tearoom! I love it that they use real china in serving, it makes it really fancy. Love the tea pots at the entrance. I am sure that is a welcome sight amid those car dealerships :-)

    Roses and Tea Cups

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Thank you for visiting my blog today. I really look forward to reading your comments. Have a nice day! ~Nora