Like Olympic swimmers and gremlins, tea leaves only reveal their true power after being dunked in water. Unleash hidden strength with today’s Groupon to Dragonfly Artisan Tea Cottage in Sylvania. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get afternoon tea and dessert for two (a $20 value)
- For $30, you get high tea with tea sandwiches and scones for two (a $59.98 value). Reservations are required for high tea.<p>
Dragonfly Artisan Tea Cottage treats guests to a posh afternoon furnished with assorted teas, dainty morsels, and a menu (pages 1, 2, and 3) of wholesome entrees. Regal high-tea sippers cast aside caviar Hot Pockets for tiered provisions of finger sandwiches, fruits, and scones that slide past muzzles on a stream of three loose-leaf teas. Guests fill their cups with black, chai, and green teas that span the taste spectrum, emanating flavors such as apricot, cinnamon chai, and jasmine. Afternoon tea times conclude with desserts featuring triplicate sweets such as Peg’s pie of the day or carrot cake free of gluten and octosyllabic ingredients.
Dragonfly’s quaint cottage atmosphere is flecked with assorted works from 40 local artists. Guests also take in rotating live music performances on Thursdays and Fridays, inspired by Henry VIII’s renowned high-tea and hair-metal mixers.
Dragonfly Artisan Tea Cottage
Dragonfly Artisan Tea Cottage’s tearoom wouldn’t be out of place in a Victorian dollhouse: delicate fine china teapots, fresh flowers, and doilies dot lace-covered pink tablecloths. Vines creep up mint-green walls and heavy wooden columns, and sunlight pours through picture windows. This ultra-dainty tearoom is ideal for afternoons spent sipping black, green, and herbal teas and nibbling freshly baked scones and finger sandwiches. It also serves up heartier housemade dishes that often feature organic, local ingredients, including vegetarian black-bean burgers and gluten-free fig, spinach, and gorgonzola pizzas.
In addition to hosting daily tea parties, Dragonfly Artisan Tea Cottage serves as a welcoming community hub where acoustic musicians gather to serenade patrons. Local artists display jewelry and paintings in the front room and, on some evenings, even attract craftsters and lost kittens by teaching knitting classes on the front porch.