Vintage Tea Leaf - Afternoon Tea

We will be visiting Vintage Tea Leaf for this tea tasting. We randomly ended up here a few months ago after  reservation was lost at Elise's.  If you have not been to Vintage Tea Leaf, you are in for a treat. You choose you own cup and saucer when you come in, and they do sell their teas in bulk. My personal favorite from last time was their own White Christmas blend.

From the website: "The Vintage Tea Leaf was opened in March 1997 by Beverly Terfloth to provide you with the warm, relaxing atmosphere of a European tea room. You are invited to enjoy the serenity of tea, whether your visit is for a brief stolen moment, or a relaxing afternoon with friends, family, or a good book.

Enhance your tea experience by selecting a beautiful vintage hat and an antique bone china tea cup from our extensive collections. Our spacious tea room seats 80 guests comfortably, amidst antique furniture, Italian marble floors, crystal chandeliers, fine art, and gentle music."

Everyone was pretty happy with the experience last time, so I wanted to have an official tea here. There are various menu options that can be see in the link below. After 3pm, there is not a minimum spend, so you are free to order a la carte (the scones are a must-have!).

Menu: http://vintagetealeaf.com/ourmenu

Yelp Page: http://www.yelp.com/biz/vintage-tea-leaf-long-beach?sort_by=date_desc

I hope you can make it!

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  • Debbie F.

    I is a lovely place. The tea was wonderful, so many choices. The food is tasty. I enjoyed the company of the people at my table. I had a great time.

    November 18, 2013

    • Carmeliene

      We did have a lovely table group. Everyone was interesting, friendly and fun! It was great having the chance to sit and chat with you, Debbie. I think the "Year of Debbie" is doing just great! Enjoy your chocolate event!

      1 · November 19, 2013

  • Mark D

    Thanks Jacqueline. Had a really nice afternoon.....good tea and scones, and really nice company.

    November 18, 2013

  • Sharon

    Thanks, Jacqueline! This was a really great place!

    November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry family has over taken my Sunday Enjoy All!!

    November 17, 2013

  • Carmeliene

    Thanks, Jacqueline... See you on Sunday...

    November 14, 2013

  • Michele

    I am going to have to change my RSVP for Sunday. We had a death in the family and we have a funeral and family from out of town this weekend. Will miss seeing everyone. Next time....

    November 14, 2013

  • Jacqueline Vega R.

    Just spoke with them (they are closed all week until Thursday), and they will let everyone order anything and everything. We will just need to be seated in multiple groups. They ask in advance that we all be patient since it is such a big group, so be sure to allocate two hours for this event. Looking forward to seeing everyone! I will send an email shortly with my contact info.

    November 14, 2013

  • Rande F.

    I was wondering if any decisions have been made regarding the sandwich options. I do not mean to be difficult, but I will change my rsvp to no so to open up a spot for someone as I am not interested in just the soup option.

    To me a tea is just not a tea without the tea sandwiches.

    November 14, 2013

  • Mark D

    My preference would also be to have the sandwich option, if you can, in fact, get them to make the exception for us. But if it can't be, I'll go with the flow.

    November 14, 2013

  • Dev

    I love tea, and the Vintage Tea Leaf is a favorite. : )

    November 11, 2013

    • Dev

      The Rose Tea is still my favorite! Has anyone tried Queen's in Costa Mesa?

      1 · November 13, 2013

    • Carmeliene

      Never heard of it but looked it up and it looks great. Yelp had a video and there is a $15 voucher that will get you $30 in product. I'm thinking of getting a couple for a lunch there soon. Thanks, Dev!

      November 14, 2013

  • Laurel

    I vote for tea sandwiches, rather than soup. What is a tea without those proper square sandwiches with their crusts trimmed--so English, so.....tea tasting. Scones and Devonshire Cream as well of course. Soup I can have any day.

    November 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tea sandwiches sound good. Love the cucumber.

      November 12, 2013

    • Carmeliene

      That the Earl of Tea 4 pairs of sandwiches, Scones and tea...

      November 12, 2013

  • Debbie F.

    Hi. I'm open but have to skip the soup for health reasons. I am very excited that I could get a spot. See you all Sunday!

    November 12, 2013

  • Doris

    This will be the first time for me. So, I will go for whatever the majority decide. I am so excited I can not wait.

    November 12, 2013

  • Pat R.

    Hi Jacqueline,
    Debbbie and I are not signed for the Vintage Tea House. It is my grandson's 16th birthday party.

    November 12, 2013

  • Sharon

    We are ok with whatever is easiest!

    November 12, 2013

  • Rande F.

    Do we get a choice of the soup tea and scone? Or will we all be getting the same thing?

    November 11, 2013

    • Dev

      Hmm...soup choice here should be tomato basil. YUM! Anyone else had a soup they enjoyed at this venue?

      November 11, 2013

    • Jacqueline Vega R.

      They usually have two different songs, two ships and time of tea. The sandwiches is what they are asking us to decide on in advance, which would be tough to do with this many people (and everyone be happy). Sorry for the inconvenience.

      November 11, 2013

  • Jacqueline Vega R.

    They also have sherry mushroom soup. I am super busy work this week, so I don't think I have time to coordinate everyone on a set menu for the sandwiches (which they ask for groups of fifteen or more). They are closed until Thursday, so I can call and see if they will make an exception for us. As soon as I know, I week update here.

    November 11, 2013

  • Rande F.

    Do not really eat tomatoes. So if the only soup choice is tomato basil not really interested. If we have to go with a set menu I may bow out and open a spot for someone on the waiting list. I was really looking forward to a proper tea

    November 11, 2013

  • Jacqueline Vega R.

    Is everyone okay with scone, soup and tea? Since there is a large group, they ask that we give them a heads up on what we want. I figure this would be easier than all of us deciding on 2-3 types of sandwiches. The scones and tea are really the star.

    2 · November 11, 2013

    • Carmeliene

      Earl of Sandwich Tea: Egg Salad, Chicken Salad, Salmon Mousse, Shrimp & Crab Salad ... not looking at the soup, actually...

      November 11, 2013

  • Debbie F.

    Gosh! I've been asking friends to go to a tea room with me. Sorry, but I hope some drop out so I can go with you.

    November 5, 2013

    • Dev

      Debbie, that's what we're here for. Always feel free to suggest a Meetup you'd like to co-host.

      November 11, 2013

  • Jacqueline Vega R.

    I am pretty sure we will be able to accommodate up to 20-25 people. The response has been very positive, so I want to check with the tea room before opening up the RSVPs to a bigger group. Also, keep in mind lots of people drop in the 48 hours leading up to most of our events, so don't lose faith if you are on the waitlist!

    November 5, 2013

    • Carmeliene

      Great! I think there are enough people to fill those spots, me being one of them! Hope it works out. Thanks Jacqueline!

      November 6, 2013

  • Doris

    i WOULD LOVE TO GO IF ANY SPOT OPENS UP.

    November 5, 2013

  • Sharon

    Steve and I would love to come if room opens up! We both LOVE tea!

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Carmeliene

    Tea.. One of my favorite things! If I don't get a chance to go, enjoy!

    1 · November 4, 2013

  • Vicki L.

    I love tea, however I'm having surgery on 11/15, so im out of commission for awhile. Have fun everyone.

    November 4, 2013

  • Pat R.

    Sorry, but it's my grandson's 16th birthday dinner party. I've been there before, so enjoy.

    November 4, 2013

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