Without tea, leaves would eventually fall out of fashion, and trees would replace their chlorophylled coverings with cumbersome toupees and ethereal horse feathers. Keep trees free from fraudulent hair days with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of organic high tea, lunchtime fare, and merchandise at A Corner of England in St. Petersburg.
A Corner of England quenches sophisticated thirsts in a traditional British-style tearoom, serving up a menu of organic-tea blends, bakery savories, and lunchtime classics made entirely from scratch. Swing in with a pack of hunger mongers for high tea, a spread that pours your choice of fine tea alongside an assortment of finger sandwiches, pastries, and sausage rolls, as well as a quiche and a cup of soup ($17.99). Lighter appetites will enjoy the Old Vic salad, in which a tender breast of chicken rests on a bed of greens amidst sharp cheddar cheese, house dressing, and toasted almonds ($11.99). Pay a visit to the retail section of the store for four ounces of anti-oxidant-rich loose white tea, which is delicately picked once a year from the Himalayas ($8), or repair the damage done during out-of-control holiday juggling sessions with a new set of teacups (start at $17.50).
A Corner of England specializes in British traditions with a Southern twist, welcoming guests into a world in which tables are set with fine china and sterling silver over linen tablecloths. With a party planner always on premise, teatime devotees are only a step away from organizing bridal showers, birthday extravaganzas, or powdered-wig-paralleling parties.
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.
6297 Central Ave.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33710Get Directions