If you are new to this blog, you will have to know I am a huge fan of Afternoon Tea in New York City. I have a wonderful post of the Top 10 Afternoon Tea's which lists a good selection of places to visit. I am still working on visiting all of them myself, and here is another that was on my list for some time. Alice's Tea Cup is a really fun place with excellent food and tea. They have 2 locations on the Upper East Side and 1 on the Upper West Side. This visit was located at East 81st Street.
They have a large selection of loose teas. Their tea was fabulous and I really enjoyed it very much. I choose a rooibos style, which is a red tea, and totally yummy!
Everything here is done very fun and much added whimsy.
How cute is this? The place is very popular among little girls as well, we had a group next to us with their American Girls dolls, enjoying afternoon tea.
Loved this display of Alice in Wonderland drawings
I love the way they use different designs for their tea service. I think it looks really cool to have mis-matched cups and plates together. They also do this at a local tea shop where I frequent and I really think it looks fabulous.
They were a bit decorated for the holidays, loved the drawings of Alice in Wonderland on the walls.
This location is VERY small, we got there around 10:30am so we were able to get a table. They only take reservations for groups of 6 guest minimum. You can give your name for a table, and go shopping for a bit then come back when your table is ready.
My delectable tea !!
We choose from the Brunch menu, for 2, a scone, eggs, yogurt with granola and a pot of tea each. Cost was about $20.00 which I thought was a great deal.
My scone was the pumpkin and it was very luscious! The size was very generous, as sometimes you get scones that are very small during an afternoon tea. You can purchase their scones to take home as well, which is something I have to do in the future. I also have their cookbook which has many of their most famous recipes. I need to start experimenting with those very soon!!
We enjoyed our brunch very much as you can see. I would highly recommend Alice's Tea Cup. I look forward to going another time for the full afternoon tea.
Today's Words of Wisdom: Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves — slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. ~Thich Nat Hahn