07 January 2007

Tea for (Chapter) Two










Pam and I had a lovely afternoon tea at Alice's Tea Cup, Chapter II. I know, I've complained about this place before, but on Friday afternoon there was no wait and excellent service. I could seriously live off the Lapsang Souchong chicken sandwich. We tried Cholestea, which was kind of chai-like, and Trafalgar Square - I obviously chose it for the name, but like the menu promised, it tasted like a Peppermint Patty. And as usual, we couldn't finish everything between the two of us. The orange currant scone was resurrected for the next morning's breakfast (with a cup of tea, duh.) My only complaints, 'cause there has to be some, was the usual minimal serving of clotted cream, and the two girls near us with their laptops. I'm sorry, it's just not the kind of place for laptops! Can't we escape from this millenium for one hour? Guess not.
For the first time we were seated in the fairy room or whatever it's called. It's pretty cute with all the wings and kids' pictures. Cozy, too.
By the way, a Chapter III is coming on East 81st Street. I'm sure I'll be checking out in the near future. Doubt they'll ever come to Queens.

7 comments:

.:.marie.:. said...

Sounds lovely, minus the laptops. That is just not the place! And yeah, I share the sentiments regarding the clotted cream: Not enough! (Brat attack)

Stevie ~ mono no aware said...

U should do a series of picture of your tea cup and pot collection.
U girls have got to go eat at tea adore on 13th street.

sandy said...

Cathy
What is clotted cream? Aunt Sandy

Gata said...

Clotted cream is like a mix between whipped cream and butter. It is the most amazing topping for scones.

sandy said...

Yum Yum sounds heavenly. I would love to make a trip to NYC just to go visit some tea places. Never been.

pj puffin said...

yeah, they definitely have to stop being stingy with the clotted cream. i loved their buttermilk scone, although the cucumber watercress sandwich was slightly blorgen.

pj puffin said...

oh, and aunt sandy, any time you want to come down for afternoon tea, just let us know. hannah too. i'd invite the boys, but i have a feeling they'd think it too 'girly man' for them.