Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tea Lounge in San Francisco!

Credit- Neela Shukla
Here again, I am writing about a Tea place in San Francisco, where people stop for drinking afternoon tea and follow the rituals associated with it. This place brings a unique experience and it has been accomplished with branding and decor. The interior decor, the accessories, the menu etc exports one into Victorian time. We were across the street seeing Photo exhibits and ended up stopping here. It was the name DARTEALING Lounge grabbed our attention. I am glad that we found this place.

High Tea concept was very popular in Victorian time. Generally, afternoon tea was served with finest china, sterling silver dishware and beautiful linen and accompanied with small bites including small sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries. This place has a feel of a parlor with soft yellow lights, glass chandeliers, lace tablecloths and other accessories. People were enjoying tea, snacks and socializing with their friends and loved ones. Everyone was leisurely enjoying the afternoon. In the midst of hustle bustle of San Francisco, this Tea Lounge transformed us in a different era. I am not sure I like tea or the rituals about drinking tea.

Check out the painting below and the photo next to it gives the similar feelings of that era.

People are sitting leisurely, drinking exotic tea and eating bite-sized finger food and no body is on cell phone!

 Comfortable Seating of different types.    Photo Credit- Neela Shukla
 Accessories and menu help create different time period.    Photo Credit- Neela Shukla

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