It’s tea time! Put on your tea party hats and head over to The Tipping Teapot by Satori Tea Company in Saratoga for some tiny sandwiches, tons of tasty teas and a festive atmosphere. Birthday party for your little one? Moms afternoon off? Baby shower for your bestie? All are great reasons to make The Tipping Teapot your next stop on the relaxation train. Read on to find out why it’s our new tea party destination.
Slow Down and Sip
Things move so fast these days. An afternoon at The Tipping Teapot is an opportunity to sit down, relax and enjoy your company. Tea service typically last for 1-2 hours so turn off the iPhones (after you take some cute pics) and just chill with some Lady Londonderry black tea or Red Peach herbal tea. Because the teas are of the loose-leaf variety, part of the fun is pouring your tea through a tiny strainer to catch the leaves and then adding a heart-shaped sugar cube to up the sweetness quotient.
Each guest selects her own tea from their wide selection of black, herbal, oolong, white and green teas (which are available to smell before you select). Kids will enjoy the fruit-flavored teas like Blood Orange and Crimson Berry. I’m told the tea of choice for men is the Jasmine White Tip Monkey King (perhaps because of the name, who knows?). Kids can also choose to have a pot of milk or hot chocolate in lieu of tea.
Tiny Sandwiches and Scones
If you are looking for a standard tea service, the Tea for Two is the way to go. You get a choice of four finger sandwiches (definitely try the ham, cheddar and fig butter option as well as the traditional English cucumber and creme cheese). Also included are sweets like madeleines and scones that are delicious on their own or paired with the clotted cream, lemon curd and preserves that come with it. Your food selections are brought to you on a three-tiered server, making it all the more festive.
The Mad Hatter’s Tea Whimsy is a fun choice for little ones. It includes PB&J tea sandwiches (with sprinkles), mac n’ cheese bites, scones and a dessert for $25. Or try The Kensington which includes a choice of the sticky toffee pudding or tiny desserts and pot of tea.
It’s Party Time
Looking to host a swanky soiree? The Tipping Teapot has a party room in the back that would be perfect for a baby shower or birthday party. Your guests will be delighted by the dainty desserts and mini quiches that are offered. Party bookings require a minimum of 15 people.
Located on the main drag in Saratoga, The Tipping Teapot is open every day from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the last seating beginning at 4 p.m.
The Tipping Teapot by Satori Tea Co.
14482 Big Basin Way
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