Wednesday, February 01, 2006

 

Tea Time in the Desert


If you have an hour free in the afternoon, take time for tea.

One problem with heat is that appetite becomes depressed. Fortunately, the state with London Bridge (map) also offers many opportunities to partake of a light afternoon tea (and in some places, afternoon tea's hearty cousin - high tea.)

Arizona Biltmore - elegant & lavish. $31
Serves tea through May. Call 602.381.7632 for reservations.
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Map - 7.5 miles
Public transit

Gooseberries Tea Room - cosy. $15
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Map - 10 miles from hotel

Abbey Gardens - country garden. $14.50
More high tea than afternoon tea, with gift shop.
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Map - 16 miles

Where to find more places for afternoon tea in Arizona

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Teapot image, teapot no. 26 "Gratitude Pot," from the work of tortuga del bosque
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** Prices based on web sources in early 2006. **
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For a spot of tea that is very close to the convention and relatively inexpensive, I recommend the Teeter House, I went there with a group and was served a plate of tea sandwiches and then a second tiered plate of sweets, all for about 12.00.
The Teeter House Tea Room
622 E. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ
602-252-4682
 
Some more places for tea:

Phoenix Art Museum: http://www.arcadiafarmscafe.com/arcadia_pam_tea.htm

Ritz Carlton: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/hotels/phoenix/dining/venues/lobby_lounge/default.asp

The Phoenician: http://www.thephoenician.com/pages/lobby/index.html


and more: http://www.thephoenician.com/pages/lobby/index.html
 
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