There’s great afternoon tea at the Tea House on Los Rios. The Tea House makes perfect scones—kc girl says the staff browns the butter before mixing it into the batter. “The scones are the best I’ve ever had, and the spreads are great too,” says I got nothin. And the Tea House has nice, fresh shortbread—not too sweet or dry.
The menu has options for all appetites, from tiny tea sandwiches to excellent roasted rosemary chicken. Food is uniformly high-quality.
The tea itself is quite nice: loose leaf served in large individual pots, and lots of different cups. Every plate comes with edible flowers from the Tea House’s private garden. It’s a “very cute and quaint affair,” says kc girl.
The Tea House on Los Rios [Orange County]
31731 Los Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano