The building, perched on a hillside, was designed by owner Tamara Read specifically to be a tea room. We were the first ones in that day, and when we left (almost 2 hours later!), I was excited to see the tea room full!
Pardon, please, the cliche, but I found this place to be a true oasis in the desert! We sat on the outdoor patio, overlooking the lovely water feature and snapdragons, and with the majestic saguaro cactus in the background.
Guests are asked to choose a favorite tea cup and saucer. It was a hard decision!
We ordered the Duchess Afternoon Tea. Mmmm! I had a black tea with hints of jasmine and vanilla. My friend had a black tea with rose petals and peach. And the food was as good as it looks!There's a very tempting gift store, too.
If you find yourself in Tucson, the Chantilly Tea Room will be well worth your time! And plan to stay a while!