Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tea on Thursday - The Wisteria Tea Room

I like to use TeaMap to locate a tea room within driving distance to where we stay in Florida and this time a lovely place in Ft. Myers looked inviting.  Canadian friend Janet who has a home not far from us agreed we should try it out for lunch.
The Wisteria Tea Room as depicted on TeaMap.
The shopping area at the front of the building had lots tea themed items for sale, and many other things as well.
Janet ordered a sandwich which she said was very good but I opted for the afternoon tea curate, for how else can it be determined if the tea room is one to recommend?
Two tiers, the bottom had savouries and the top, sweets and a scone with devonshire cream.
The cucumber sandwich was heart shaped and the petite creme brรปlรฉe, a decadent treat. The savouries  on the curate didn't have as many sandwiches as other tea rooms I've visited but the amount was definitely enough and I was full - too much so that I had to take some sweets home in a box.
We shared an endless pot of Baroness Grey tea and if patrons wish to change the tea they're drinking, they need only tip the lid to signal this desire to their waitress. Isn't this a good idea!
 I bought a new tea warmer,
and a cup and saucer souvenir for my tea ornament hanger at home.
Anyone staying in this area of Florida and wanting to visit The Wisteria Tea Room can get the information from the front of my menu. I keep a journal of tea rooms I visit in Canada and the US and always give them a rating out of 10. The Wisteria Tea Room has earned a 10.
 I have a couple of new tea things I've picked up as well; The Twelve Teas of Inspiration is a Valentine's Day gift from hubby and purchased at Cracker Barrel,
and a couple of tea dish towels from a reduced rack. (I don't recall the store)
I'll leave you with this cute banner I found on Pinterest.
Linking with these tea gatherings:
Tea Time Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Friends Sharing Tea

39 comments:

  1. Hello Judith, the Wisteria tea Room looks like a wonderful spot for your lunch and tea.. The sweets look delicious.. Thanks for sharing the review.. Have a happy day!

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  2. What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon. Your Tea looks like such a nice experience. I love your new treasures; the tea warmer, the book and the tea towels. I think I would love to look for the souvenir tea cups too.

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  3. That is an adorable tea room to visit and everything looked lovely. New treasures for your home too. It appears to have been an enjoyable visit.

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  4. What a lovely name that tea room has! Everything looks very pretty, and the tea, sandwiches and sweets must have been delicious. I'd love to visit a spot like that!
    The Tea Pot banner is really cute!
    Have a lovely, warm and sunny day! :)

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  5. Judith that looks wonderful!

    I love Emilie Barnes books, and this one is very pretty.

    How interesting that you keep a journal of tea places you try. Such a great idea!

    Deanna

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  6. I can practically smell all of the teas and baked goods. Wonderful!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  7. What a delightful place to stop and take tea! xx

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  8. What a great tea room!! Your little treats look delicious. I would love to have a wander through the items for sale. Wendy

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  9. I love that banner ! All looks and sound so lovely oh devonshire cream YUMMY ! There is a wonderful tea house in the town of Sparta down this way I love going there ! Nothing like tea and sweets ! Wonderful post and photos ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  10. What a wonderful tea visit with your friend, Judith. The tea room is so cute on the outside as well. The food looks fabulous and it's nice that they received a 10. Your hubby is a dear to pick that book out for you and I love your tea pot warmer. I'll be looking for one of those!

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  11. Judith, lovely tea, and lovely tea things! I might possibly be flying into Fort Myers someday; how far from the airport is this tearoom?

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  12. Lovely little tearoom...Decadent things to eat which is true of most tea rooms I've frequented..I have a neighbor who makes creme brulee so I have it more often than I should..

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  13. Oh, how I should like to visit that lovely tearoom in Florida, haha. You bought some pretty things and the book you got from your husband looks so nice.

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  14. So glad you could have Afternoon Tea at the Wisteria Tea Room, and make some fun purchases too. I've not seen that style of tea warmer before, and it's lovely. You'll enjoy the book. It's one I have in my tea library.

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  15. The food looks great! The shop is also very cute, and full of treasures. Glad you and Janet had a good time.
    Hugs, Beth

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  16. No wonder you have given it a 10. It is so pretty inside and out, and the tea offering sounds like it more than lives up to the setting. What a treat!

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  17. Isn't the Wisteria Tea Room wonderful?? It is owned and run by friends of ours that we knew years ago. Bobbie is a fabulous cook, as I'm sure you discovered. I've only been there once, when my BFF was visiting and we met in Fort Myers. I wrote a blog post in 2012.

    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/2012/01/wisteria-tea-room-experience.html

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  18. Wonderful! It looks like a wonderful place! So fun!
    Ruth

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  19. Judith, What a treat to visit this tea house with you. Your tea looked scrumptious. Wonderful pics.

    Are you enjoying the tea book by Emilie and illlstrated by Susan? I love the creativity of both these gifted ladies. I shall have to add that one to my wish list.

    Do you have a list handy of the other teahouses you've visited and rated? I'd be interested in reading them. Where in Canada have you been? (I'm in Alberta -- there used to be lots of delightful teahouses around here, but there are less these days...not as popular as they once were.)

    Wishing you a beautiful day...
    Brenda
    xox

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  20. Lovely name. It evokes a pleasant image of wisteria trees in full bloom. Everything inside looks so cute , lovely and delicious!

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  21. Dearest Judith; Oh My, the Wisteria tea Room looks so elegant and perfect place to enjoy tea♡♡♡ Happy for your great 'Lady's Time'. Never seen the tea warmer before :-)

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  22. The Wisteria Tea Room had me at its cheery yellow exterior! Your afternoon tea looks scrumptious. Love the tea warmer, teacup ornament and tea towel!

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  23. What a good recommendation you've given. you could write a book of the places you've had tea. I love the tea towel, and all your photos draw me in…wishing I had been there too!

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  24. What a wonderful location! It is very nice!
    hugs
    Monique

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  25. What a beautiful place to see. I have to put that book on my to buy list.

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  26. Lovely tearoom! I'll tell my friend Mary about it. She's a snowbird in the area.

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  27. It looks adorable and the food looked as good as you said it was. I love the banner....do you know I have only visited one tea room in my life....we just don't have them here and the one I loved closed.

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  28. What a wonderful tea house, Judith! Everything on your tray looks so delicious!

    I like your new treasures as well.

    Florida sounds so good right now. It's been snowing nonstop for over 12 hours with no end in sight anytime soon. : - ( Spring needs to be sprung, haha.

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  29. Happy Birthday, Judith.
    What a lovely tea you had.

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  30. Hi Judith: Happy Birthday! What a lovely tea house. The food looks so yummy. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  31. What a cute looking tea room, Judith! The food looks wonderful and tipping the lid to change your tea, what a lovely idea! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself and a belated Happy Birthday to you, my friend! Thank you for joining me for tea.

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  32. I have the book "Twelve Teas of Inspiration" it's a beautiful book. That tea room looks so nice, would love to visit it.Love the butterfly teapot.

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  33. I would love to visit that tea room. The shop is lovely inside and out. That book looks like a really good one. I have several prints by Susan Rios hanging in my house. I found them in an art print shop in Bar Harbor Maine many years ago....... I LOVE her art work !!

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  34. Hello Judith! How fun. I have used TeaMap many times, but find they are often not up to date - at least for the California tea rooms. I love that tea warmer! Any chance there is any info. on where to order one? The little teacup souvenir is just darling. I like to hang them on my Christmas tree. I have an entire collection of tea books, including yours, and I used to record my tea room excursions before many closed down. The tea room you featured reminds me of one we used to have in Old Town Orange called Buttercup Cottage. It was a favorite and Christian. I truly miss it. Thank you for sharing!
    Blessings and a cup of tea,
    -Heather Elizabeth

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  35. Judith, your get-a-way in Florida is coming to a close. Looks like you put all the time to good use. Thanks for reviewing the Wisteria Tea Room. A tea room with a gift shop ... Oh, My! Heaven!!!! Ha!
    Happy Tea Day!

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  36. What an adorable little cottage. The tearoom near me closed down, and there isn't another one. :(
    It looks lovely, and the food looks so beautiful...

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  37. Lovely review. The food photos are great. I'm sure the owners would feel you have done them proud. Hope you had a lovely visit with your friend.

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  38. Wow, that tearoom looks so quant! It looks like a perfect place to take tea in Florida :). The food looks really good too. Great souvenirs of your trip!

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