English Rose Tea Room: enjoy an authentic afternoon tea time
Located in the heart of beautiful Carefree, Arizona, the English Rose Tea Room offers traditional English tea time and dining experience. The super girly Victorian atmosphere sets the mood for this fanciful delight with floral fabrics, crystal chandeliers and English bone china. On the patio you’ll find a quaint English garden setting—perfect for enjoying an afternoon tea time. The décor isn’t the only authentically English feature at the Rose Tea Room, the extensive menu of English foods and loose leaf teas take this experience to the next level.
Enjoy a traditional afternoon Tea complete with delicate tea sandwiches, English scones, cakes, pastries and petit fours—pared perfectly with a fresh pot of tea. You can chose from more than 30 loose leaf tea varieties, so there’s sure to be something that everyone will enjoy. Among the variety of teas you can choose from are black, spiced, herbal, green and fruit teas—apricot, peach, passion fruit. If hot tea isn’t your thing, that’s ok! The English Rose Tea Room offers a variety of other drinks like the raspberry iced tea, hot chocolate, lemonade, chai tea and French press coffee.
For a hearty lunch chose from a variety of sandwiches, salads, soups, baked potatoes and quiches. The sandwich selections include chicken with nutmeg, tarragon and walnuts and the English hot-house cucumber with orange-mint butter. Try the smoked salmon quiche—prepared with cheese, onions and crispy pastry. You’ll even find some true British comfort food on the menu—Beans and Toast. Other specialty dishes include the ploughman’s lunch—imported English blue stilton and cheddar cheese with chutney, pickled onions, potato bread, sliced apples and served with salad cream dressing. Or, try the savory ham and cheese bread pudding—made with ham, cheese, potatoes, eggs, tomatoes, onions and served with a homemade cheese sauce.
Want to find out if romance is in your future? Well, at the Tea Room you can enjoy more than just your cup of tea—have your tea leaves read by Janice Roper, resident tea leaf reader and the author of Take Tea and Sea. Be sure to visit the English Rose Accents store, located next door to the Tea Room. There you’ll find tons of eclectic gifts, accessories and antiques. Most of the items you’ll find are brought directly from England and are perfect accents for any Victorian style romantic home and garden.
HelloPhoenix Tip: Reservations are highly recommended if you’re planning to visit the Tea Room and they are required for tea readings. Call ahead to make your reservation and visit the English Rose Tea Room online for more information on upcoming events and specials.
Posted on February 24, 2012 by Jennifer Pruett