Tea was discovered in ancient China when a leaf blew in the window and landed in the emperor's bath, which he was slurping through a straw. Sip leaves steeped more decorously with today's Groupon to The Motley Menagerie in Kyle. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get the Motley Teaser meal for two (a $25.90 value). Click here for course information.
- For $45, you get a high-tea party for four (a $103.80 value). Click here for course information.
The Motley Menagerie’s hundred-year-old historic building brims with the burble of conversation fueled by full tea service and a menu of homemade soups, sandwiches, and desserts. Cheery duos gather for the Motley Teaser meal over the tile-mosaic tables of the colorful tearoom, or cluster outside on a patio in the shade of pecan trees. Bowls of soup brimming with a choice of vegetables; tomato and basil; poblano chicken; or broccoli and cheese provide the warming comfort of a teddy-bear bonfire. Egg salad, chicken or tuna stirred with fresh olives, and pimento salad crafted from homemade cheese beg for attention and a starring role on each plate's fresh-lettuce stage.
The high tea twirls a mouthwatering kaleidoscope of delicate sandwiches around a gourmet tea chosen from The Motley Menagerie's 31 varietals, which include Caribbean Afternoon, Darjeeling blend, green tea with peach, lemon spice, and Prince of Wales. Order a personal favorite, or seek the expert staff's tea-related guidance before indulging in one of the assorted desserts of the day. Paintings deck the scarlet walls, and purple curtains flank a wooden stage where jazz, blues, folk, and alternative musicians frolic on some weekend evenings. The shop's backyard garden supplies crisp ingredients for the menu and distracts pushy rabbit timeshare salesmen.
602 W Center St.
Kyle, Texas 78640