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 to The Roswell Teahouse. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of tea, sandwiches, and salads Friday or Saturday.
- For $10, you get $25 worth of tea, sandwiches, and salads Monday–Thursday.
Proprietor Carine Bourgeois sets up shop inside a cozy 1920s house, where nearly 100 varieties of tea fill thirsty mugs, and freshly prepared sandwiches, salads, and soups help to prevent the lunch tradition from going extinct. Chilled mitts can wrap around a ceramic warmed with tea, first steeped in a traditional Japanese cast-iron pot ($4.50–$5.50). The Blue Eyes fruit tea features a delicate mix of orange, apple, hibiscus, and cornflower petals, and the organic allergy-relief house blend enlists the help of elderberry, ginger root, and spearmint to soothe respiratory tracts tickled by seasonal reindeer dander. Comestibles include a chicken-curry-salad sandwich ($9.95), available on gluten-free bread, tomato basil soup ($3.95 for cup; $5.95 for bowl), and a beauty-booster salad with veggies, berries, and choice of wild salmon, Thai shrimp, or organic chicken strips ($12.95).
During afternoon tea services ($20–$32/person), chefs treat each guest to house-made apple strudel, tea sandwiches, and a bottomless pot of tea. Colorful walls showcase a monthly rotation of local artists' work, and bright yellow umbrellas enable diners to enjoy outdoor seating without having to stare at the sun's feet.
Though The Roswell Teahouse sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Stationed in an old house of the city's historic district, Roswell Teahouse looks and feels like a relict from the 1920s. But it's not just the appearance that takes guests back in time. For inside, the spirit of high tea lives on. Elegant trays support homemade desserts, scones, and lemon curd, all enjoyed by diners dressed in their afternoon best as they chat and politely arm-wrestle over cups of tea. The 100 different types of leaves hail from across the globe, steeping slowly in a cast-iron tea pot to maximize flavor.
For lunch, Roswell serves a variety of homemade and organic meals, including a Belgian chicken pot pie and green-apple tuna melt. Many of its offerings are designed to improve wellness, such as the beauty booster salad, which comes with omega-3 oils and vitamins.