Afternoon Tea: Tranquility Tea Room

01 June 2017

An afternoon spent at Thousand Oaks' Tranquility Tea Room is sure to be a pleasurable one for all involving fragrant tea, delicious edibles and enchanting themed teas. For my birthday in April, my friend L graciously invited me out for tea at the local tea room and I eagerly accepted. You could hardly say no to girl time and a spot of tea.💜

Tranquility Tea Room hosts five themed teas each year in addition to an annual Mother's Day tea. I have previously enjoyed their "Once Upon a Tea" and "The Wizard of Oz" menus. They also have a "Tinkerbelle Tea", "Mad Hatter's Tea Party", and "Christmas Tea Party".


Each themed tea has different decor, featured tea flavors in keeping with the theme, and five unique tea sandwiches with fillings that represent the party's theme.

At this particular occasion, we were there for the "Once Upon a Tea" and each table was decorated to represent a different fairy tale such as: Rapunzel (our table for 2), Sleeping Beauty and Beauty & The Beast.

There are 6 different tea options for purchase (ranging from $16.95 - $28.95 per person) and they offer a $2 off coupon online for their premium Deluxe Tea.

Should you have a dietary need, there are: a Gluten Free Deluxe Tea, an option to substitute 3 sandwiches for a Quiche Lorraine ($5.00), or you could substitute several sandwiches for a salad ($4.50 - $9.00).

My main complaint is that the Deluxe Tea only offers ONE scone whereas most tea rooms offer two scones with their premium tea offerings. And considering how scrumptious the fruit scone was, there would have been no complaint had there been a second one. Also, there was no option given between a fruit scone and a plain one.

Each attendee may choose a personal pot of tea that will be refilled as many times as you like during your visit by the charming servers. I noticed the "Ode to Joy" tea on the list and given that it was my name I had to give it a try. And I was not disappointed in the least.

Should you like your chosen tea or want a fun keepsake, the tea room also offers a mini shop in the front room with scone mixes, bags of loose-leaf tea, tea scrunchies, and more.

At our tea, the sandwiches were all good with fresh bread but my personal favorite had to be the "Caramel-Apple Brie with Pecans on Potato". Thankfully, this is a popular sandwich that is offered at several other of the themed teas. Of the dainty desserts, I loved the creamy lemon tart. And the fact that Tranquility Tea Room uses fresh roses and flowers in their decor adds a special touch.

Two thumbs up to our young male server who was attentive, helpful with taking photos, and eagerly shared tidbits about the different tea pots and his favorite tea choices. He also let us know that there were extra scones for sale that we eagerly purchased.

A local favorite is that the tea room is filled with fanciful hats, gloves, tiaras, and boas! You can of course bring your own hats and/or fascinators (as I did) but there is always fun especially with a large group of ladies to dress up and snap dozens of fun photos that will surely grace your Facebook and/or Instagram feeds.

Since the tea room can only seat 32 ladies (and gentlemen), reservations are a must. The tea room needs at least 24-hour advanced notice.

Reservations (windows of 2 hours) are available:
Monday - Saturday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

For reservations call: 805-418-9939. If you need any children teas, gluten free teas, and/or special requests please be sure to let them know when you make reservations.


Tranquility Tea Room also offers catering and tea-to-go options if you cannot make it to the tea room yourself. In particular, as someone who is currently using a wheelchair, I cannot make it up the stairs to the tea room either in the front room or back room (6 stairs), I am interested in testing out the tea-to-go option soon and will be sure to share all with you, my fair readers and friends.

The tea room is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible but they do offer a wheelchair catering discount.


Tranquility Tea Room
Address: 2527 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
PLEASE DO NOT USE YOUR GPS 
 

Driving Directions:

Exit Hampshire North from the 101
Left on Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Right on 2nd Street "N.Oak View Dr"
Use 2nd driveway on the right
They are Located Upstairs ***There is no elevator



I hope you have enjoyed my review of Thousand Oaks' Tranquility Tea Room. If you are in the area, be sure to look them up and perhaps you too can enjoy a couple hours over tea.

The current tea is: Mad Hatter's Tea Party (June - August).

And be sure to mark your calendars for my other favorite, Wizard of Oz Tea (September - November). You can see some photos from my 'giving thanks' tea party in the front room below.

Until next time,
Joy x

2 comments:

Thanks so much for sharing with me! Your thoughts and comments are always appreciated!
x Joy

 

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