first date ideas: Have a spot of tea

Tea rooms feel a little more special than coffeehouses, and you’ll be less likely to be stuck next to someone with a laptop.

First Date Idea: Have a Spot of Tea!

By Sam Venable / The Knoxville News Sentinel  / February 20, 2013

The best way to hunker down at a local tea room is for a date, of course. It’s intimate, it’s relaxing and the prospect of tea together could bring out your romantic side.

Tea rooms feel a little more special than coffeehouses, and you’ll be less likely to be stuck next to someone with a laptop.

Suggested beverage: A pot ($6.95 and up) of tea or a pot ($2.95 and up) of hot chocolate with whipped cream and a handful of marshmallows, plus extras such as biscotti ($1.99 each).

Best bets: At The Olde Pink House in Midtown, you’ll feel like royalty sipping from fine china ($35-$39 for three courses). At Beans & Cream in Northshore, get cozy over one-cup teapots ($7 per person) with housemade pastries served on real dishware.

For more ideas on the best places to take that special someone for dates, read Sam Venable’s “Date Night Guide.”  You can find it at news Sentinel.com/date-night.

The words “Tea” and “House” together create a unique atmosphere that is cozy and relaxing. Teahouses are always good for first dates because they have the same relaxed atmospheres as coffeehouses but seem a little more classy, which makes your date think you have class as well as other good qualities.<br>

If you know how to order properly from a Teahouse Menu, then let your date watch you do so! Ordering at a Teahouse should be done in three steps: 1) Pick an iced or hot drink (an iced Black Tea with Peach works best). 2) Choose one small food item (scone, slice of cake, slice of pie, etc.). 3) Order one more full food item (Cinnamon Roll Scones are ideal).

At the end of the date, offer to pay for your drink and food. If you don’t have enough money in your wallet to cover it all, then simply say “I can get next time” or something along those lines. After saying that, walk away quickly so you don’t look like a mooch. “Spots of Tea” in New York City

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By Sam Venable / The Knoxville News Sentinel  / February 20, 2013

The best way to hunker down at a local tea room is for a date, of course. It’s intimate, it’s relaxing and the prospect of tea together could bring out your romantic side.

Tea rooms feel a little more special than coffeehouses, and you’ll be less likely to be stuck next to someone with a laptop.

Suggested beverage: A pot ($6.95 and up) of tea or a pot ($2.95 and up) of hot chocolate with whipped cream and a handful of marshmallows, plus extras such as biscotti ($1.99 each).

Best bets: At The Olde Pink House in Midtown, you’ll feel like royalty sipping from fine china ($35-$39 for three courses). At Beans & Cream in Northshore, get cozy over one-cup teapots ($7 per person) with housemade pastries served on real dishware.

For more ideas on the best places to take that special someone for dates, read Sam Venable’s “Date Night Guide.”  You can find it at news Sentinel.com/date-night. The words “Tea” and “House” together create a unique atmosphere that is cozy and relaxing. Teahouses are always good for first dates because they have the same relaxed atmospheres as coffeehouses but seem a little more classy, which makes your date think you have class as well as other good qualities.

If you know how to order properly from a Teahouse Menu, then let your date watch you do so! Ordering at a Teahouse should be done in three steps: 1) Pick an iced or hot drink (an iced Black Tea with Peach works best). 2) Choose one small food item (scone, slice of cake, slice of pie, etc.). 3) Order one more full food item (Cinnamon Roll Scones are ideal).


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