While visiting Ohio recently I got a chance to run in to the Emerald Necklace Inn in Fairview Park, Ohio. Although I did not have time to have afternoon tea in this cute tea shop I did have a chance to take a look inside their tea room, buy some scones and some loose tea for later.
The tea room itself was very cute, although a little old fashioned. There was also a Mani-pedi room off the shop that seemed a little unusual when having tea! However, I imagine, although I’ve never done it, it might be interesting to have your nails and toes done and then experience a nice afternoon of tea. Could be quite pampering.
I purchased some scones that unfortunately did not live up to my expectations. However, as much as I did not like the scones, I loved the loose raspberry black tea I purchased. Have had quite a few pots of this tea, hot and iced, since coming home. Love the raspberry flavor, which seems as though it might also have a hint of apricot. Either way it is excellent. And it packs a punch of caffeine too!
Wish I had a chance to have tea at this cute inn as the lady of the shop was very gracious and I enjoyed our chat.