The Boston Tea Party was documented as a pointed protest, but that was only to keep future time travelers from crashing this totally awesome party. Relive the glory days of teatime with today's deal: for $5, you get high tea at Sisters Tea House in Fenton (a $15 value). Customers can sip the life-giving brews and sample a bounty of handheld treats on the first Saturday of every month between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Each attendee receives a personal pot of tea plus a small teacup of savory soup. Fill your kettle with the tea of your choosing from a list of more than 20 options. Varieties include multiple types of black, green, herbal, and chai teas, all of which can be served cold, hot, or intravenously. Tables come complete with floral touches and a three-tiered rack of delicate edibles. Release your knuckle wagons on multiple layers of scones, finger sandwiches, and bite-sized dessert while sipping and socializing.
When life offers a bolt of velvet and a sack of lemons, savvy sippers don Victorian outfits and head to the historic grounds of Sisters Tea House for an English-inspired outing. This fanciful house on the prairie retains elements from its century-old architecture while infusing modern comforts such as electricity and indoor plumbing. Former debutantes can take up temporary residence in the bright and ornate seating area complete with stained-glass windows or hold a societal gathering on the airy outdoor patio (weather permitting). Make reservations at least 24 hours in advance to reserve a spot. This ensures the peaceful atmosphere does not become overcrowded, and respects the etiquette axiom, "Seat-saving during tea time shall only be allowed by calling twenty-foursies."
Two past guests on Insider Pages give Sisters Tea House a solid four-star rating:
Sisters Tea House
Housed in the historic Navajo Hotel, Sisters Tea House welcomes visitors to its cozy confines for elegant meals, festive fetes, and traditional high tea. Lace-draped tables, situated beside floor-to-ceiling windows or in the warmly lit dining room, await three-tiered trays of tea sandwiches and homemade desserts, as guests sip 1 of 20 flavored teas from around the globe—this one, not Mars. Originally owned by the first mayor of Fenton, the historic building serves as a picturesque setting for parties, showers, and monthly events, such as mother-daughter teas, mystery dinners, and competitive bouts of old-timeyness.