It’s Teatime, Vegas!
by Martha Banaszak
Tea lovers in Las Vegas now have a new spot to enjoy their favorite beverage, with The Tea Terrace in southwest Las Vegas. Conveniently located at 215 and Rainbow, this new, woman-owned and operated English-style tearoom hopes to entice locals looking for a more intimate teatime experience away from the Strip.
The British tradition of afternoon tea that The Tea Terrace hopes to popularize originated in England during the mid-1800s. Anna Russel, the Duchess of Bedford and a lifelong friend of Queen Victoria, is credited with creating this custom. She turned a pot of tea, accompanied by a light meal, into a social event that still exists to this day.
Each menu option at The Tea Terrace consists of a freshly brewed, loose leaf organic tea served with a three-tier cake stand featuring a variety of finger sandwiches, such as English Cucumber, Norwegian Salmon, Tarragon Egg (included in Queen’s Tea), Lingonberry Chicken or Crepe with Caviar (King’s Tea), as well as scones and assorted desserts. According to the afternoon tea etiquette, the crustless finger sandwiches, found at the bottom of the tray, are to be enjoyed first, followed by scones in the middle and lastly desserts on the top of the tray. Vegan Tea (Duchess’ Tea) and a special Kid’s Menu (Prince & Princess’ Tea) are also available. Prices vary from $26 to $38 per person for adults and $19 per child.
The Tea Terrace has created a garden tea party setting with its cottage-chic décor, including teacups, saucers, tea pots and chairs covered in floral motifs. To make this Instagram-worthy experience even more unforgettable, customers can borrow additional accessories at no charge, such as fancy hats, fans, boas and purses. Last but not least, guests who follow The Tea Terrace on Facebook or Instagram and tag their pictures with #teatimevegas can get an extra 10% off their service.
Inga Parunyan, the owner of The Tea Terrace, believes that afternoon tea is a truly timeless tradition that can be enjoyed by all generations, from children to grandparents. For this reason, she thinks of her tearoom as a perfect spot to catch up with friends or spend time with family in a unique and memorable way. In addition to hosting small get-togethers, The Tea Terrace has a private room that can be rented out for special occasions, such as bridal and baby showers, children’s parties, birthdays, anniversaries or business events. Walk-ins are welcomed, but for larger groups, reservations are required.
The Tea Terrace
6830 S. Rainbow Blvd. #140
Las Vegas, NV 89118