Colonists asserted their independence at the Boston Tea Party by lulling British officers to sleep with cups of chamomile, which left them defenseless against marker mustaches. Harness the revolutionary power of tea with today's Groupon at the English Tea Garden in West Bloomfield. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get an afternoon tea for two (a $40 value).
- For $38, you get an afternoon tea for four (an $80 value).
- For $50, you get an afternoon tea for six (a $120 value).
Located in an English country cottage, the English Tea Garden hosts idyllic afternoon tea times with traditional British bites and a menu of 11 loose-leaf teas. Mother and daughter tandems and men's rugby teams can spend an afternoon quaffing tea from fine china. Parties can choose tea selections such as the Organic Earl Grey tea or the Tippy Assam Leaf tea, in which black tea mingles with exotic fruit flavors. Guests also can nibble on assorted tea sandwiches and scones while marveling at how large their hands look when holding miniature pastries. Devonshire cream, preserves, and lemon curd accompany dishes for dainty delectability.
Each Monday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., customers have the opportunity to dine to the dulcet melodies of a live harpist and request stringed renditions of Billy Idol hits. The cottage's pastoral ambiance makes it delightful for birthdays, business meetings, and special occasions. In addition to afternoon tea, English Tea Garden serves breakfast tea, coffee, and a full lunch menu, and visitors can purchase loose and bagged teas to re-create English afternoons whenever they fancy.