Downtown Burlington is what a lot of people would call “cute”. It has a little village square that looks like it was yanked right out of the 19th century. It has a cupcake shop decked out in pink. And it’s filled with old English-style pubs. The only thing it was missing is a quaint little tea shop.
And now it has one of those too! Serendipity Tea House opened here in 2012, and I finally got around to visiting it with my mom and sister last week.
They had a good, but not too overwhelming, selection of black, white, oolong, green, and herbal teas. Mom got the English Breakfast tea and Hayley got the Earl Grey, which they both really liked. I went for something a bit different and ordered the Sweet Pumpkin Tea. It was really delicious.
We decided to order what they call their “Signature Tea”, but because there were three of us, they recommended we order two. Each order came with three tiers of courses: the finger sandwiches, the scones, and the pastries.
I really loved the smoked salmon with clotted cream on pumpernickel and the prosciutto and pesto rounds, but the cucumber and mint sandwich was a bit bland in comparison. The mini quiches were great too!
My favourite course was the scones – they had the perfect sweetness and delicate texture.
Unfortunately I couldn’t have the pastries because of potential contamination with nuts, but my sister raved about the key lime tart and the mini chocolate mousse pastry.
But the best part of the experience was the tea leaf reading with Sandee – we all decided to get it done for the cost of $12 each. I don’t put much weight on pyschic readings, but it was still fun. And it’s never a bad thing to hear I’m going to be successful finding a job after my internship and make a six figure salary. Also if you ever meet a director of a healthcare organization whose name starts with an “M”, give me my email because apparently I’m going to date him! ;)
Have you ever gone to a tea house before?
What is your favourite kind of tea?