Let’s face it — the species Teaprincessica normalis is definitely not endangered. There are plenty of us out there with special tearooms, a collection of unusual yet useful teawares, a penchant for finding great places to take tea, and so on. And based on what I see on Facebook and other sites, the tea party is alive and well in towns across the U.S.
Teas for Your Inner Tea Princess
Yes, these are all flavored teas, which I would not normally promote since, as a personal preference, I prefer to taste the tea. However, these flavors are so party-ish that my inner Tea Princess says “Go for it!”
- Blue Lady Flavored Black Tea — High-grown quality Ceylon tea with passion fruit, grapefruit, orange, and grenadine flavors. The name “Blue Lady” comes from its hauntingly sweet flavor (the blue lady is a recorded ghost sighting where a figure of a blue lady vanishes into the darkness — I bet she was a Tea Princess looking for a good tea!).
- Island Coconut Naturally Flavored Black Tea — The tropical taste of coconut to bring memories of beaches and palm trees — great for you beach-loving Tea Princesses. A high-grown Ceylon tea from estates at more than 5,500 feet above sea level with added natural coconut flavoring.
- Granny Green Apple Tea — A deliciously refreshing tea with true Granny Green Apple taste, just like the real thing! Perfect for any time of day. After all, you are a Tea Princess 24/7/365!
- Peach Apricot White Tea — A paradise of fruit flavor for you more tropical-minded Tea Princesses. This delicious tea is enhanced with a blend of peach and apricot for natural sweetness.
Tearooms with a True Tea Princess Vibe
A few places I found that have a comfortable and yet not overly frilly vibe to them. If there’s one thing this Tea Princess cannot abide, it’s an overly fussy and frilly tea room. Many more are available, as a quick online search will show you.
- The Ladies’ Tea Room at The Prince George — A meticulously restored turn-of-the-century Beaux Arts room with many period details that is conveniently located on 28th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues in New York City, New York.
- Wisteria Tea Room & Café — Once a historic home, this tea room was restored by the owners, their family, and friends — rescuing original wood flooring and preserving southern Florida charm. They serve “English Tea with a Southern Flair” and will brew you the perfect cup of tea, serving it up with dishes made fresh from home-made family recipes. The perfect place for your Tea Princess Tea Party. 2512 Second Street, Fort Myers, Florida.
- Emma’s Tea Room — An elegant tea room that offers a charming, serene atmosphere offering over 65 teas, delicious food and desserts, and unique gifts. Owner Rebekah Klein and her friendly staff host many tea parties, including Red Hat luncheons, showers, receptions, dress-up teas, and parties for
children’s special occasions. Tea Princesses always welcome! 401 Pratt Avenue NE, Huntsville, Alabama.
- Chocolate Angel Tea Room — Menu items are made fresh daily in their kitchens for Lunch, Afternoon Teas, and after-hours private parties. Eclectic vintage décor and nostalgic menu items assure that you experience true Southern hospitality. Sure to become a Tea Princess favorite. Three locations in Richardson, Texas.
Yes, the Teaprincessica normalis is alive and well and thriving. Sure there are tearooms that go out of business yet others are booming. Lots of things affect their level of success. Your patronage is one of them. By enjoying a nice tea at one of these fine establishments, you help spread the word and keep that Tea Princess spirit alive!
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