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 Gourmet Junction, located in Plainfield. Choose between the following options:
- For $14, you get Cherub tea service for two (a $29.90 value).
- For $34, you get Cherub tea service for four (a $59.80 value).
Cherub tea service includes:
* Unlimited tea
* Six to eight pastries per person
Amid the hardwood floors and tin ceilings of a 145-year-old building, Gourmet Junction harks back to British high tea traditions with Cherub tea service. Unlimited cups of tea come in a spectrum of flavors and aromas, including a seasonal witch’s brew, handily pairing with pastries such as scones, brownies, cupcakes, and deep-fried broomsticks. Additional hints of British tradition come in samplings of dairy delicacies such as cheese curds and clotted cream. Though not covered by today’s Groupon, patrons can peruse the store’s well-stocked shelves in search of seasonal wares and tea pots, or design a custom-built gift basket to include the shop’s numerous specialty foods or a collection of unread tea leaves.
Inside the historic, 145-year-old building, dozens of teapots and accessories collected by current owner Mary Ann Waldorf line curtain-swathed shelves. Whether joining friends for a luncheon, purchasing some specialty foods and gift baskets, or savoring high tea in the Angel Room, visitors of the tin-ceilinged teahouse find themselves transported to what seems like another time and place. Teapots, purchasable jewelry, and seasonal tea blends may not be the only Gourmet Junction dwellers; local mediums say the ghosts of Plainfield's first inhabitants tread the hardwood floors.
24030 Lockport St.
Plainfield, Illinois 60544