At The Tea Cup Tea Room in Brandon, you can sip a cup of your favorite blend of tea and nibble on homemade scones draped in raspberry jam, lemon curd or Key lime curd.
That's what my friend Shari and I did today, but we met for lunch — sans the steeping pot of tea. I'll be going back to try the English Garden High Tea, and when I do I'll make the required reservation.
Front door porch area is very inviting.
Just inside the entryway is a small gift shop area, perfect for browsing.
The Tea Cup Tea Room, which opened about a year ago in a quaint house, has three dining rooms. We were seated here in the cozy Shabby Chic room. The larger dining area is more "man-friendly."
Still on my "healthy living" diet, I ordered the LOW CARB Spinach and Herb Honey Ham Garden Wrap, with a side salad.
Shari ordered the The Secret Garden DuJour, a combination of a Chicken Artichoke Brie Soup, garden salad and petite sandwich. It also came with a "Tea Cup-Tea-nie" dessert and iced tea.
There are about 35 varieties of teas to choose from, in loose leaf form. Soups, sandwiches, salads and daily dessert selections are on the menu, too.
It's a nice place to linger for a spell, reflecting on all the reasons you don't want to go back to work.
1107 Lithia Pinecrest Rd.
Tues. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sat., 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.