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!).
Yelp Page: http://www.yelp.com/biz/vintage-tea-leaf-long-beach?sort_by=date_desc
I hope you can make it!