Afternoon tea rose to popularity after morning tea overslept and burnt its leaves. Sip painstakingly steeped beverages with today’s Groupon to A Corner of England in St. Petersburg. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get afternoon tea for two (a $21.98 value). Afternoon tea includes the following per person:
- A pot of tea
- Three finger sandwiches
- Scone or cake<p>
- For $17, you get high tea for two (a $35.98 value). High tea includes the following per person:
- A pot of tea
- Four finger sandwiches
- Cup of soup
- Piece of quiche
- Sausage roll
- Assorted pastries and fruit
- Scone or cake
A British-style tearoom, A Corner of England crafts its own organic-tea blends with ingredients hailing from Assam, India, and serves up house-made treats on fine English china perched atop lace tablecloths. Retreat to a daintily embellished table for high tea, swilling sips from a pot of carefully steeped black tea, white tea, green tea, flavored tea, or the exceedingly sophisticated letter T. Afternoon tea greets twosomes with delicate finger sandwiches and a choice of a scone or a piece of house-made cake. During high tea, made-from-scratch goodies including pastries, finger sandwiches, quiche, soup, and sausage rolls round out the palate’s relaxing swim across the pond. Pair savory morsels with hot or iced tea from the establishment’s handpicked selection while contemplating the edibility of fallen leaves in your neighbor’s backyard.
A Corner Of England
Lace tablecloths, decorative flowers, and china cabinets filled with ornate teacups and saucers lend A Corner Of England the ambience of a vintage parlor. In these whimsical digs, Danielle Bruning and her mother, Julie Hicks, brew certified organic tea leaves harvested from two century-old gardens in Assam, India. The women pour fragrant brews of black, green, and antioxidant-loaded white tea into teacups, along with concoctions of their own devising that they flavor onsite. Their Green Tea Delight blend, for example, marries the classic potable with chamomile, mint, ginger, and fruit peel.
During the bistro’s signature high tea, guests snack on housemade scones and cakes or savory bites of sausage rolls, quiche, and croissant sandwiches. Parents can stop in with children for a kid-friendly tea experience as tykes dress up in faux-fancy hats and gloves while sipping from cupfuls of a juice-tea blend. Quenched cross-cultural caperers can relive their high-tea hijinks or recreate the boston tea party in the neighbor’s pool with bags of dry tea and teacups, available for purchase.