Review of special events at Sisters Tea Parlor
I recently had the opportunity to attend “A Dickens’ Christmas High Tea” at Sisters Tea Parlor & Boutique. This is one of their specialty teas held several times a year. Special event teas are themed-productions that include a transformation of their three tea rooms and costumed servers. Reservations are required for special teas and they can sell out quickly. Sister’s Tea is not yet requiring a paid reservation, just an email or phone message to hold your table. I left an email with my name and number of people in my party, and they responded to my email the very next day to let me know our reservations were being held.
The tea started at 6:30pm, but I arrived a little early to have time to look around their boutique and find a nice hat to wear during the tea. Shortly after 6:30, they started seating parties one at a time at designated tables depending on your party size. My friend and I enjoyed having our own table for two all to ourselves. The table looked wonderful, and included a menu of all we would be eating and drinking that evening, as well as a satchel with a take home sample of tea, and an ornament to keep. The tea included two bottomless pots of tea, a soup, and a three-tiered tea tray full of goodies. We enjoyed everything we tasted, and enjoyed the leisurely time to chat and sample all of the savories, scones, and sweets.
The tea was for enjoying the tastes and company of the night, not for being overly entertained. It was very low key and relaxing. I would recommend attending specialty teas in the future to spend time relaxing, catching up with friends, and trying new tastes. Although we only noticed one man there, it would definitely be an enjoyable date night! Children two and older are invited to any of these special event teas, however, these high tea events are designed primarily for adults. They do have special teas designed specifically for younger kids as well several times a year which would be better suited for younger kids. The specialty teas cost $28 per person (including tax and 15% tip) as of December 2012. The next specialty tea is “Alice in Wonderland High Tea” coming in January. Definitely check it out!