I visit Denver often. Not only because its a beautiful place, with great weather, but because my family lives there. My sister-in-law, Roseanne and my beautiful nieces (Lauren and Christy) and I have started a new “tradition” of sorts by having afternoon tea together. It really began last October with my annual pilgrimage to go trick-o-treating with the girls on Halloween. I did a little google search and found a place called Serendip-TEA Shoppe, in Old Towne Littleton.
The four of us made a reservation in advance and then headed over for tea. It was officially the girls first formal tea. Here is a bit of information about their Afternoon tea from their website:
AFTERNOON TEA, which rivals famous tearooms both here and abroad, begins with a palate cleanser followed by a bottomless pot of tea (or beverage of your choice) and a tier of treats with tea sandwiches, mini desserts, and fruit and cheese. Scones with lemon curd, clotted cream, and strawberry jam make up the finale. All for only $17.95! You won’t go away hungry, but if you come in still needing lunch, a house salad or cup of soup may be added for only $1.45 extra. Afternoon Tea is served beginning at 2:30 and reservations are required. Call 303-904-2376.
Serendipi-TEA carries all Harney & Son’s teas which means you can count on the tea being good. I’m a huge fan of Harney & Son’s. I had the black currant while Lauren opted for a peach tea. True to form, both Roseanne and Christy chose their beloved chai! The tea came out in individual tea pots complete with cozy to keep it warm. As you can see from the photo, the girls actually thought the cozies were hats. We explained that while there were many ladies who liked to wear a hat to afternoon tea, that cozies are not for wearing. It was quite funny.
We were served a tea sandwiches and treats on a classic 3-tiered plate. I fully enjoyed the cucumber sandwiches and the salmon. The scones (with clotted cream and jam) were tasty and the right size. It’s hard to find a good scone in the US so I was pleased.
The atmosphere is quaint. A little house converted over to a tea shoppe. In the back of the house, is a small gift shop with a lot of teaware, gifts and lovely homemade tea paraphenalia. The service was prompt and the lady who waited on us was very sweet and friendly.
If you happen to be in Littleton, I would recommend stopping by and enjoying a cup of tea with the ladies who own Serendipi-TEA.