Alice’s Tea Cup is an adorable Alice in Wonderland themed tea room. The tea menu is extremely extensive, and they serve scones, sandwiches, and desserts on tierred platters. It’s a delightful girly girl kind of place, and I’m sure it’s a well loved spot for children’s birthday parties.
Angela and I recently visited the Chapter II location on the Upper East Side. You can order everything individually, but you should really get the Afternoon Tea Service for the true Alice’s Tea Cup experience. It’s actually served all day despite the name.
We got The Mad Hatter “Tea for two!” ($48), which includes two pots of tea, three scones with preserves and cream, two sandwiches, assorted cookies, and your choice of dessert. We picked the chocolate mousse over the mocha cake and lemon tart. This was A LOT of food for two people, and there were plenty of leftovers to take home!
I’m a huge tea drinker, and it was very difficult to make up my mind when the tea menu was huge. I eventually decided on the Rose Tea Melange blend of organic white tea, organic roses, and other botanicals. Very delicate with lovely floral notes.
We ordered the blackberry and cream cheese scone, raspberry and white chocolate scone, and the vegan chocolate chip scone. If it wasn’t for the toppings, I wouldn’t be able to tell the vegan scone apart from the other two. I wouldn’t say I’m a scone person, but these scones won me over. Perfect texture! Light and airy on the inside, crisp and flaky on the outside.
Our sandwiches were tasty, but could use more dressing as the bread was a bit dry. The Chopped Tea Egg Salad Sandwich has tea infused eggs, watercress, and mayo on seven grain bread. The Roasted Cumin Carrots Sandwich combines thinly sliced roasted carrots with olive tapenade and goat cheese on semolina bread.
Last, but not least, the cookies and chocolate mousse! The chocolate mousse was pretty good. I brought the four cookies home for John, and they disappeared very quickly. I would love to try their brunch and cocktails sometime too!