6 Things to Consider Before Opening a Tea Room

Every few months I get an email from someone who wants to open a tea room. They ask me where to buy teacups, find a good recipe for scones, or what to charge for a pot of tea. While these are all important considerations, they’re the end of the process, not the beginning. Since 1998, …

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Favourite Tearooms in the UK — Part III

Carrying on my series of favourite tearooms in the UK, I turn to a hotel which according to Wikipedia has hosted people of historical significance.  Located in Mayfair in the centre of London, my husband treated me to Afternoon Tea on our last UK visit and it was a truly exquisite experience.  Greeted by a …

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Favourite Tearooms in Australia — Part II

In a previous post, I talked about a couple of Afternoon Tea places in the UK which I hold dear to me.  In this post, I’d like to share with you a couple of places that I had the privilege of going to here in Australia. Emporium Hotel is a five star luxury boutique hotel …

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Favourite Tearooms in Australia – Part I

In keeping with a current theme, my previous two posts talked about my favourite tearooms in the UK.  Having moved over to Brisbane last year, I naturally had to check out the tearooms here and two places spring to mind! The Tea Centre is rapidly growing having just opened a new place in Chermside, with …

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Tearoom Review: Franchia in New York City

Some years ago when I worked in New York, Franchia was a frequent stop for their wonderful teas, their delicious vegan menu, and their soothing atmosphere. Since we moved out of the area, Franchia has been amongst the things I miss the most. So when I had the opportunity to visit The City recently for …

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Favourite Tearooms in the UK — Part II

In my last post, I talked about a couple of tearooms in the UK which are especially dear to me.  In this post, I’d like to invite you to spoil yourself, indulge in tea, companionship and culinary delights in the wonderful world of High Tea.  High Tea or Afternoon Tea is a British institution that …

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Favourite Tearooms in the UK — Part I

I was having a twitter conversation with a dear tea friend recently,and I was mortified to hear they didn’t have a positive experience in a UK tearoom. As I had written, “what to look for in a good tearoom” in a previous post, I felt a strong urge to put the kettle on and reminisce …

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What to Look for in a Good Tearoom

Editor's note: This is the first article for this blog by tea lecturer May King Tsang of May King Tea. We hope to see more. Having visited many tearooms, these are my top 10 tips on what a customer should look for: MayKing Tea: Believe it or not there is a right and a wrong way …

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Can You Be a Tea Drinker in Small Town America?

There is a vicious rumor going around that you can’t get a decent cuppa tea in Small Town America. There really is such a rumor. I’d never make up anything so scurrilous! No doubt the perpetuators of this untruth have not dared to venture beyond the easy driving distance from their favorite tea store in …

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