My mom is in town this Sunday and I want to take her to tea - I thought the Ritz in Pasadena would be perfect but they are booked the entire day. I saw an old post re the Rose Tree Cottage and booked it, but then I read several posts saying it was awful, went downhill, etc. Anyone been there recently? I am wondering if I should cancel.
I prefer not to go to go to Beverly Hills/Bel-Air, so that eliminates most of the great tea spots. When I did tea at the Huntington Library, it was buffet-style (for food) in a huge room, which is not the atmosphere I am looking for.
If Rose Tree is bad, any other suggestions? How is the atmosphere/food quality at the Tea Rose Garden in Pasadena? I also saw that mentioned in a post or 2.
Thanks in advance! My mom has very high standards for tea--she always takes me when I'm back east--so I want to be sure to pick a winner.