Enjoyed The Tea House on Los Rios in San Juan Capistrano very much.
Best scones. I think they brown their butter before mixing in batter. A fresh shortbread not too sweet or dry. And, heart-shaped ( ! )
Enjoyed the roasted rosemary chicken. The rosemary flavor infused the flesh of the cutlet. Simple chicken gravy (of corn starch?). Viable menu for all appetites (low tea or high tea), not just tea sandwiches and sweets. The tortollini salad with greens looked HUGE enough for 3 to 4 ladies. Home-style fresh and quality recipes. Each plate presented with edible flowers (even roses!) fresh from their private garden (organic).
The little ladies ordered "The Treehouse Tea" and their menu choice of juice or soft drink became a pot of herbal tea. Each choice of tea served in large individual pot, loose leaf, with cup strainer. Great selection. Each tea cup is unique (but some the same). Very cute and quaint affair.
We gals (ages 9 to 63) walked to the tea house in the historical district from the Mission San Juan Capistrano (after their Flower and Garden show and Lynn ChiChi's "Table Talk"), but there is parking close outside the tea house. Seating on four tops (or push tables together), private room, or patio seating. They even have racks of hats if you'd like to wear one (well, okay).
We are all excited to return soon.
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