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Bit of a rant re my sister organising afternoon tea

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Aussie Willy, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. dbell1

    dbell1 Well-Known Member

    I just went to Kohl's tonight, spent $135. and bought 2 pair of pants, 1 pair of capris, 6 shirts for me, 3 shirts for son, 3 pair of shorts for son, socks for both of us, and some misc. other stuff (candles). That's 2 high teas and ZERO calories! :lol:

    A few weeks ago, I went to TGIF with some friends. I wound up putting $50 in for an appetizer (which everyone snagged), a $12 main dish, a soda, and a piece of cake.

    Frankly, I'd rather go shopping. AW - meet them for a drink somewhere that's not high tea! :summer:
  2. Kasey

    Kasey Correcting President Trump's grammar on Twitter :)

    After all the tea talk, I looked up "high tea" services in Reno....the most expensive is $30 a person, and the menu reads like a full dinner.

    (still shocked that there is something as classy as tea houses here.....)
  3. mysticchic

    mysticchic Well-Known Member

    I'll be joining you guys.
  4. jamesy

    jamesy shut in

    Can't you just drink some Lipton's while smoking a joint? :p
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  5. rfisher

    rfisher Will you rise like a phoenix or be a burnt chicken

    :rofl: I spit tea on my computer.
  6. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

    while smoking weed? :slinkaway
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  7. rfisher

    rfisher Will you rise like a phoenix or be a burnt chicken

  8. mag

    mag Well-Known Member

    Well I'm sure no one would actually inhale, right? ;)
  9. Prancer

    Prancer Strong and stable Staff Member

    You might be surprised. There are at least three places here that do teas. And two of the three are run by actual Brits, who like to tell you how to make proper tea and not that dreadful tea bag stuff.

    I think $40 per person is the top of the line here, but that is for a private party in a restored Victorian mansion with a custom menu. You can get a really nice tea for about $10 per person. None of them have alcohol, though.
  10. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple

    I looked up high tea in Omaha, and there are three tea houses, one by appointment only. I'm gonna guess that one does high tea? Numbers and I can find out this summer. :sekret:
  11. Prancer

    Prancer Strong and stable Staff Member

    The Victorian house is appointment only; another one requires reservations because of their very limited seating and does not allow children under 10. But all them do high tea, because otherwise, how would they survive? Americans may drink enough coffee to support coffeehouses, but tea is our redheaded stepchild beverage. Ask anyone who has ever gotten a tea bag in lukewarm water.

    The $10 here does a plate of finger sandwiches, two types of scones with Devonshire cream and strawberries, something else I've forgotten and your choice of cakes. There's a $30 one that has a huge menu; I've never been there, but just looking at the menu for this month, I sincerely hope that those sandwiches are tiny. And all three that I know of have either an import selection or gift shop, too. The Victorian one has very fancy hats you can wear for your tea and encourages costumes :lol:.
  12. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple

    :drama: I have a significant hat collection, thank you. I don't need to borrow one, like some common plebe. :drama:
  13. Prancer

    Prancer Strong and stable Staff Member

    May you go to tea on the same day as the Red Hat Society and be mocked for your plebian tastes.

    You can look for tearooms here: http://www.teaguide.net/

    Things don't look too promising for a fancy tea in Omaha. :shuffle:
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  14. slicekw

    slicekw #ICanFixYourComputerButICan'tFixIceNetworkFreezes

    I've got a teahouse across the street. The Zen Tea Service is a great meal deal. They also have an amazing selection of teas.
  15. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

    Excuse me, it an indulgent dessert buffet! :drama:

    Prancer, the Victorian tea room with hats and costumes sounds hideous. :scream:
  16. JJH

    JJH Well-Known Member

    I think costumes for a school reunion tea is perfect. I'm coming as the Red Queen and there may be a certain amount of shouting "Off with their heads". Absolutely worth $70.

    Just remember that you can't eat any food you've been introduced to.
  17. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

    I looked up the Mayflower since I'll be in DC for a week in June--to my surprise several other options for afternoon tea came up. (Still cringing. If I went to 'high tea' I'd expect heavy sandwiches and tea in mugs.) Their royal tea (w/champagne service) is now in the 40-odd range, and the prices at other hotels seem comparable. There are also tons of tea cafes, besides Teaism, which I remember being there. I'm tempted to try the Willard, since I've never been there.
  18. Prancer

    Prancer Strong and stable Staff Member

    It's very popular for little girls' birthday parties and meetings of the Red Hat Society, and I believe there are some Victorian societies around here that like to put on their bustles and have a do.

    But the food is very good and if you want something quiet and private, well, it's just you because she only takes one party at a time. You can sit out in the garden, which is gorgeous in the summer, and sip your tea and eat your strawberries and cream, and wave away the hornets, and all seems right with the world.
  19. bobalina77

    bobalina77 Duck Hunter

    I think that sounds wonderful! I would totally go there :lol:
  20. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

    never mind
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2010
  21. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

    one of those is supposed to be near me.
  22. my little pony

    my little pony war crawling into canada

    Poster X is not some common plebe would be a great rep level
  23. Prancer

    Prancer Strong and stable Staff Member

    Did you try the phone number?