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We started with a dozen Spots.  I added a dozen more.  One closed down…we missed one…I went to two surprise Spots…   Aaaand, we ended up with 23.  So-  here it is folks!!  TWENTY-THREE Bay (and over) Area Tea Houses + Tea Rooms, that parTEA with me visited + reviewed for you so you don’t have to = all in one easy-peasy handy-dandy LIST!!!

Starting with: don’t ever step foot in there to make your reservations yesterday!

 

23. Tal-Y-Tara Tea & Polo Shoppe, San Francisco – Outright rude and has no business being a tea house.

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22. Secret Garden Tea House, San Francisco – Filthy place with yummy scones.

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21. Tea Time, Palo Alto – Awkward dirty café that left me thirsty.

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20. The Golden Tea Garden, Hayward – Bad-mannered + arrogant owner with dollar store décor + tea.

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19. Leland Tea Company, Burlingame – A café that serves food you can make yourself at home + buy yourself from shelves, on 3 tiers.

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18. Linde Lane Tea Room, Dixon – Snooty but pretty with fun sorbet intro.

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17. Lovejoy’s Tea Room, San Francisco – Pretentious area with spectacular Black Vanilla tea.

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16. Quail & Thistle Tea Room, Capitola – Adorable building with overwhelming all-in-one plate.

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15. The Rotunda at Neiman Marcus, San Francisco – Matter-of-fact service and expensive teeny tasteless food.

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14. Satori Tea Company, San Jose – Interesting + eclectic, rum butter crumpets, and purple tea.

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13. Afternoon Tea at The Ritz, San Francisco – A definite must-experience with exceptional service.

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12. Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont, San Francisco – Complex + unique flavors that just work, and a have-to-have pear compote.

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11. The Palace Garden Court, San Francisco – Breathtaking surroundings and flawless food.

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10. Lovey’s Tea Shoppe, Pacifica – Black Vanilla with Lavender tea, asparagus sandwich, and sweet staff.

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9. Camellia Tea Room, Benicia – Impeccable service and an all-around wonderful time.

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8. Lisa’s Tea Treasures, Los Altos – Like going to your sister’s house and having delicious tea.

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7. Crown & Crumpet Tea Stop Café, San Francisco – Unforgettable crumpets and scrumptious tea sandwiches.

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6. Tal’s Patisserie, Danville – Best rustic tea meal for a bread-lover, with best store-bought tea.

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5. Pardee Home, Oakland – A tour in a tour that will feed you until satisfaction and the definition of ‘cuteness overload’.

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4. Dartealing Lounge, San Francisco – Best sandwiches and cutest ambiance.

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3. The White Hart Tea Room, Pacific Grove – Really like going to someone’s house for tea (cuz you are), and having true homemade food (cuz you are!).

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2. The English Rose Tea Room, Pleasanton – A hundred delectable teas and textbook shabby chic décor.

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1. Tyme for Tea & Co., Fremont – The perfect tea house, with perfect food, perfect tea, and perfect service.

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Another 6 Spots on the list!  Here’s what I think from “yuck” to “Can I stay here forever!?”

 

18. Tal-Y-Tara Tea & Polo Shoppe – Outright rude and has no business being a tea house.

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17. Secret Garden Tea House, San Francisco – Filthy place with yummy scones.

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16. Tea Time, Palo Alto – Awkward dirty café that left me thirsty.

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15. The Golden Tea Garden, Hayward – Bad-mannered + arrogant owner with dollar store décor + tea.

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14. Linde Lane Tea Room, Dixon – Snooty but pretty with fun sorbet intro.

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13. Lovejoy’s Tea Room, San Francisco – Pretentious area with spectacular Black Vanilla tea.

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12. Quail & Thistle Tea Room, Capitola – Adorable building with overwhelming all-in-one plate.

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11. The Rotunda at Nieman Marcus, San Francisco – Matter-of-fact service and expensive teeny tasteless food.

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10. Satori Tea Company, San Jose – Interesting + eclectic, rum butter crumpets, and purple tea.

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9. Afternoon Tea at The Ritz, San Francisco – A definite must-experience with exceptional service.

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8. The Palace Garden Court, San Francisco – Breathtaking surroundings and flawless food.

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7. Lovey’s Tea Shoppe, Pacifica – Black Vanilla with Lavender tea, asparagus sandwich, and sweet staff.

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6. Camellia Tea Room, Benicia – Impeccable service and an all-around wonderful time.

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5. Lisa’s Tea Treasures, Los Altos – Like going to your sister’s house and having delicious food + tea.

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4. Crown & Crumpet Tea Stop Café, San Francisco – Unforgettable crumpets and scrumptious tea sandwiches.

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3. Pardee Home, Oakland – A tour in a tour that will feed you until satisfaction and the definition of ‘cuteness overload’.

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2. Dartealing Lounge, San Francisco – Best sandwiches and cutest ambiance.

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1. The English Rose Tea Room, Pleasanton – A hundred delectable teas and textbook shabby chic décor.

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That’s a lot of tea houses we’ve been to!?  And, we’re going to finish off strong!!  Don’t forget to share your experiences with us!  Thank you ALL for continuing to read the blog + follow the Tour!!  Until the next Spot…

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I’ve decided, after every 6 Spots, I’m going to give you my rating (see what I did there ^ ?!) from least favorite spot to my best pick!  This should be fun!!

6. Secret Garden Tea House, San Francisco – Filthy place with yummy scones.

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5. Lovejoy’s Tea Room, San Francisco – Pretentious area with spectacular Black Vanilla tea.

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4. Quail & Thistle Tea Room, Capitola – Adorable building with overwhelming all-in-one plate.

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3. Crown & Crumpet Tea Stop Café, San Francisco – Unforgettable crumpets and scrumptious tea sandwiches.

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2. The Palace Hotel Garden Court, San Francisco – Breathtaking surroundings and flawless food.

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1. The English Rose Tea Room, Pleasanton – A hundred delectable teas and textbook shabby chic décor.

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If you have visited these spots or are following us on the Tour, please send us your thoughts + raTEAngs!!