Thursday, June 10, 2010
I'm not a fan of tea. Or coffee. I wish I was, because hating tea feels like hating little children - they did nothing wrong to me and are sweet and innocent, therefore I should have no reason for my negative feelings. Awesome friends H & C and I went to the Beehive Tea Room in Salt Lake today, and whilst I did not get my own pot of straight-up tea, I got the peach tea smoothie and it was DELISH. It's not on the menu on their website but it exists, I assure you.
The Beehive Tea Room is such a fairytale - I could not imagine a cuter, quainter spot in which to curl up with a book or chat with friends on a sunny (or rainy) day. Small, individual rooms are partitioned off with romantic curtains. Soft lighting and the most awesome decor, including crazy lamps and color-coded book shelves, comfy vintage chairs with "arms that hug you," beautifully mural-ed walls, and a perfectly ambient soundtrack that could easily have been taken from Cinderella, all together create the perfect setting for a tea shop. The whole place is whimsical, fantastical, and just makes you feel happy, with the urge to talk in a British accent and lift your pinky while you sip your beverage. Add to this all the different types of actual tea and what I'm sure is amazing food, and they definitely get 5 stars. I just wish I knew more about tea so I could appreciate and marvel at the specifics of how well they keep with tradition and such ... I mean, they actually have berries and cream. That sounds pretty legit to me. It's tasty, too, I tried it.
So anyway, if you haven't already been inside the place, be sure to pop in for a visit sometime. If you don't know what to get, just tell them what flavors you know you like and they'll help you with the rest.