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Super Girly Tea Time

Oh look, another post on afternoon tea. Yay! This makes the 7th tea room visit for me and Shaun and it was by far the girliest - what a trooper. 

Our latest tea adventure was at The Sister Tea House in Fenton, Mo. The tea house takes up the building of a small old hotel. It's a very pretty building. 

We headed inside and were promptly seated. Because we had reserved our tea time the table was already set up. The dining room is VERY pink. 

This picture does not do the pink-ness of the room justice. Please note the dumbwaiter, totally awesome.

Unlike other tea places we were given hot water and used tea bags at the table. There was a nice selection to choose from and allowed us to try a lot. The sisters probably thought we went through a crazy amount of tea but we did use each tea bag for two cups, we just like to actually drink tea! I like how our pot was kept on a warmer. Every single cup was the perfect temperature. 

To start, we were brought soup and quiche, both were very yummy. I just love the serving of soup in the tea cups. 

After this was served our three tier tray was filled with the other courses. 

The tea sandwich course had cucumber sandwiches, chicken salad croissants and peanut butter celery sticks. The scone course had scones fruit and cream, which we used to dip our fruit in. For dessert we had cupcakes, a raspberry tart and cheesecake. 

After we finished tea we got our traditional photo taken. 

Tea was $17 per person plus tax and gratuity. 

After tea we spent sometime looking around. The primary business here is showers and parties. During our visit there was a baby shower on the back porch, a bridal shower in the other dining room and a princess party in our dining room. There's also gifty items around the building but I stayed strong and did not purchase any of the reasonably priced items. 

Upstairs was a bridal shower room, a little girls party room, more gifty items and a little girls dress up room. I wanted to make sure not to be a creepier on people's kids so just trust me it was all adorable. Here's the hat wall in the dress up room. 

Naturally, I had to try some on myself. 

So nice of my bf to tell me tags were sticking out. 

One thing I really enjoyed was how the tea theme was carried throughout. For example, the flowers on the table were in a teapot

Also the sugar was in a tea cup, the lighting fixtures had teacups tied to them - this looked really cool on the chandelier but sadly I did not snap a pic. I did find this really cool oil lamp

I left this place really wanting to start a tea cup collection to do a tea cup Christmas tree. Maybe one day. 

It's important to note this place is really a party place because there are many things they did that aren't really proper. The list of offenses includes: 

Serving non brewed tea 
Using ice tea spoons for hot tea 
Bring out all courses at once 
Wrong stacking order on the tray 
Peanut butter on celery
Using the quiche plate for all food 
Thick cucumber slices 

I mention all these things not to be a negative nelly but I don't want y'all seeing my pictures and thinking I'm calling this the most proper tea - it isn't. It is however super adorable and caters well to the target market of women wanting a tea experience without caring if things are done just right. I'll admit I was a little cranky about the missteps at first but was totally won over by the end, plus nothing tasted bad which is very important. 

Over tea Shaun and I discussed the other places we had gone and realized that each one had been a unique experience. There are some we've gone back to and repeated but each location puts their own little spin on tea which makes it fun for us as we continue to explore the tradition. 


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