Lecturing your dachshund nonstop on the pros and cons of converting your front yard into a Pat Sajak–themed minigolf course is bound to make you thirsty after a while. Today's Groupon offers the superb moistener for dry throats and mouths: for $10, you get $20 worth of afternoon tea at Mrs. Tea's Garden Tearoom, located in Lutz.
Wear your fanciest dress or your most casual tracksuit to this cozy english tea garden and enjoy an eclectic menu of freshly prepared salads, sandwiches, soups, and sweet treats. Travel back to a refined time when ladies daintily devoured nine meals a day with the full afternoon tea, complete with five courses of traditional British bites, including tea sandwiches, scones, and dessert ($16.00). A children's tea is also available with kid friendly substitutes, such as a fruit, marshmallow-and-pretzel salad, and cheese sandwiches cut to resemble butterflies, flowers, and a crustless Don Rickles ($14.50). If the tearoom's wide selection of hot, leafy steeps doesn't please, guests of all ages can fill their teacups with iced tea, hot chocolate, lemonade, or any other beverage conductive to pinky exercises. Regardless of what fills the table at your between-meals meal, the tearoom’s charming décor is sure to please any palate with its lifelike depiction of Hertfordshire, England, complete with rolling green hills and rivers of baked beans.
TeaMap reviewers give Mrs. Tea's Garden Tearoom a five star average:
- We have tea at Mrs. Tea's Garden often and we are never let down! Very cordial! Great Service! quaint ambiance, whole leaf tea presented nicely and tasty treats! – Bettyann Hatz
- It is warm and welcoming like the South, yet is an 'authentic afternoon tea' experience all the way down to the adorable antique demitasse spoons – Terry