Where to enjoy high tea and teatimes. Plus, tea shops and a gluten-free scone recipe.
• A ROYAL EXPERIENCE: Opened in 2002, the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree is thoughtfully trimmed with nostalgia-inducing decorations, and the gift shop offers plenty of “royal tea” memorabilia. Reserve a table for lunch or for the Duchess of Bedford’s Formal Afternoon Tea, which includes a threetiered assortment of tea sandwiches, scones and pastries, and a small pot of your choice of tea (www.carefreetea.com). • TWO IN CATLIN COURT: This historic district in Glendale is home to two cozy teahouses. Call ahead for a seat at The Spicery in Our 1895 Home for lunch or Afternoon Tea, served at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm, M-Sa (www.1895spicery.com). Or reserve a table for high tea at Kimberly Ann’s Tea Room and Café, where four options of food assortments are served at 11 am and 2 pm, M-Sa (www.kimberlyannstearoom.webs.com).