Colonists asserted their independence at the Boston Tea Party by lulling British officers to sleep with cups of chamomile and drawing marker mustaches on their faces. Harness the revolutionary power of tea 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). Each guest receives the following:
- A pot of tea
- Three sandwiches
A choice of scone or cake
- For $17, you get high tea for two (a $35.98 value). Each guest receives the following:
- A pot of tea
- Four sandwiches
- A cup of soup
- A slice of quiche
- A sausage roll
- Pastries and fruit
- A choice of scone or cake
The mother-and-daughter proprietors at A Corner Of England pour organic tea and serve homemade pastries atop lace tablecloths. Connoisseurs of tea, the women import loose-leaf black and herbal infusions from certified organic, century-old gardens in Assam, India. Sip one of more than 20 aromatic varieties, including Himalayan white tea or alphonse black tea blended with mango, while teasing crust-less sandwiches that show tantalizing ribbons of tomato pesto and chicken salad. Each day, nimble hands bake a new favor of fluffy, golden scones to pair with butter and jam and whip organic eggs into airy quiche.
Tables are laid with English china and antique sterling silver to evoke the venerable British tradition of leaving valuables in public. Dove-gray roses climb up the tearoom’s wallpaper, and gold chandeliers cast a soft glow on paintings of autumn hunt scenes.
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 33710