When I visit a tea room, I have a few checks to determine how it ranks.
- Loose tea or bagged? (Loose tea at the Tea Cozy!)
- Is the water hot enough (black), or not too hot (green)? (Yes, the right temps!)
- Do they call what I'm having by its rightful name, "afternoon tea" instead of "high tea"? (The Tea Cozy got it right!)
OK, 3 for 3! Yeah!The Tea Cozy is in the heart of downtown, literally a few blocks from both the Capitol and Monument Circle. I shared lunch and tea there last week, with a friend.
I very much enjoyed the decor of the Tea Cozy. It's comfortable, sleek and inviting to both men and women. I was pleased to see a diversity of people in the tea room. The place fits well with its urban presence.
Walking in off the street, you are welcome to a menu of tea, lunch and pastries. Low tea (afternoon tea) and high tea are available by reservation. You can also reserve a nice-sized party room.
Tamara, the Director of Marketing, was our hostess. Her mother is the "Tea Mistress." I thoroughly enjoyed talking to Tamara, and learning about the tea room's history. I hope to have tea with her the next time I visit, and I look forward to a visit soon!
The Tea Cozy
50 North Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
View out the window. To the left is the Capitol and to the right is Monument Circle.
The tea list is extensive. I chose an orchid oolong.
Dessert - English Toffee Pudding. Oh, it's so good! It's warm, so the whipped cream is melting.