Following in the words of Japanese arts scholar Okakura Kakuzo, “Strangely enough humanity has so far met in a teacup.” For $11, today's Groupon invites you and your humanity for an afternoon tea in a tearoom at San Diego’s renowned Tea Upon Chatsworth. Spend some quality time focusing deeply on your qi and forgetting about your problematic investment in that land-ski company.
Guided by Joy Walsh, who has worked in the culinary arts her entire life and completed a course on tea mastery with the American Tea Masters Association, Tea Upon Chatsworth presents you with beautiful food and tea on three-tiered platters alongside vintage English teacups. The afternoon tea is a bountiful event that comes with five sandwiches (including a mushroom strata and chicken with watercress on rye tea sandwich), freshly picked and prepared fruit, a cinnamon-orange scone served with pumpkin cream, and finishes with two desserts (mouths will water at the sight of the teahouse’s sticky date and persimmon cake). If that leaves you craving even more, Chatsworth lets you upgrade to High Tea by paying an additional $5 for either a summer or winter soup, another original sandwich, and an extra dessert—the handmade Darjeeling and lime truffle.
Welcome in the exciting tranquility of fine teas that dance upon your tongue and stream down your throat before warming you up from your core on out. A trip to the teahouse may even inspire you to invite tea further into your life and partake in one of Joy’s afternoon tea classes, opening up all new avenues of relaxation and sophistication. Let tea become a new safe place to let your humanity glow like a burning pile of old National Geographic magazines.
Tea Upon Chatsworth's atmosphere and dedication to a high-quality English tea experience landed it in San Diego Magazine’s Best of San Diego 2009. San Diego Home/Garden, Antique and Collectibles Monthly, and the Coffeehouse Review have all featured the teahouse.
If the editorial praise doesn’t fully convince you, the Top 100 nod from TeaMap.com may:
- I found my tea experience there most friendly and relaxing not to mention the excellent service we received… I could have stayed there all morning just trying all the teas that are on hand. – John Montoya
- From the moment you walk into this delightful tea parlour, you're greeted by an elegant setting and attentive, friendly service. The tea menu is varied and has something special for every palate. The food is exquisite and refined; you'll wonder how it's possible to have so many wonderful choices in one sitting! Plus, the menu changes seasonally, so there's always new treats to discover. – Marianne
- This is a gem of a place - San Diego, you are fortunate to have Tea-Upon-Chatsworth! – Wendi Berkowitz
America and England: What are the Differences?
Tea Upon Chatsworth gets you as close to England as possible without leaving San Diego. Surprisingly, America and England have some cultural differences. To prepare you for your trip to Tea Upon Chatsworth, here are the most notable differences between Britain and the USA:
England: Not football
America: President Obama
England: King Ralph
America: Land of opportunity
England: Chimney sweeps everywhere
America: Has never done anything wrong
England: Owns Canada
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