Within the metropolis of Mississauga, Ontario is a neighbourhood known as Streetsville. This village is within the northwestern nook of town and positioned within the coronary heart of it’s a spot for conventional afternoon tea. Streetsville is house to the biggest variety of historic buildings within the metropolis. A type of buildings is the Robinson-Bray Home. Inside this constructing is the place you will see The Tea Room. This well-known tea room has been round for over three a long time. Your subsequent journey to Mississauga received’t be full till you discover the village of Streetsville and make reservations at The Tea Room. It positively deserves a spot in your must-visit listing!
The Robinson-Bray Home
The Robinson-Bray Home was inbuilt 1885 as a non-public household house. It was owned by not less than 2 households, the Robinsons and the Brays. This constructing is without doubt one of the few in Mississauga that was constructed within the Italianate fashion.
Standing on the nook of Queen Road and Mill Road, this landmark constructing has been restored for business use since 1988. This purple brick constructing with inexperienced awnings and white accents is house to a variety of small companies as we speak.
About The Tea Room Streetsville
You possibly can’t miss the teapot formed indicators outdoors of the Robinson-Bray Home!
In 1989, Rhonda Turner established The Tea Room. Since Rhonda has retired there have been just a few completely different house owners. The present proprietor and operator is Nina Graham.
The Tea Room makes a speciality of mild lunches and afternoon tea. Their afternoon tea menu is offered day-after-day of the week, 12 months spherical. They host seasonal afternoon tea occasions all year long as nicely.
There may be restricted parking in the back of the constructing for patrons solely.
After making your manner by the entrance entrance doorways, The Tea Room is positioned to your proper earlier than the staircase. A chalkboard signal with The Tea Room hours of operation and different data is positioned outdoors the doorway so you cannot miss it.
The primary room is the reward store. The Tea Room sells free leaf tea for take house in addition to different tea associated reward concepts. I noticed some pretty teapots, teacups, tea indicators and extra decor.
Make your approach to the desk within the again with the money register to talk with somebody about your reservation. The workers member will then direct you to your desk within the eating room.
The Eating Room
Just like the reward store, the eating room flooring are lined with hardwood and the partitions are an orange-brown color.
There’s a small part of the eating room proper close to the reward store with about 4-5 tables. That’s the place I used to be seated. If you happen to had been to undergo one other doorway you’ll discover the opposite sections of the eating room with an identical vibe and uncovered bricks.
My desk was simply sufficient for two folks and proper subsequent to a window overlooking the road. Shut by was a fire that had polka dotted teapots and floral preparations with teacups lining the mantle.
The desk was already set with a white tablecloth and a transparent tabletop protector. On the desk had been easy white porcelain tea cups, napkins and cutlery.
We had been handed a menu with a black leather-based cowl after being seated. The various kinds of afternoon tea had been listed inside together with the sunshine lunch choices.
The tea menu was additionally included.
The Tea Room gives over 40 completely different free leaf tea that’s blended by their Grasp Tea Blender, Michael Horst.
Their tea choice consists of black teas, inexperienced teas, oolong teas, rooibos, honeybush, yerba mate and different natural tea blends.
Tea of your alternative is included with the afternoon tea providers. Nonetheless, you may as well order tea individually for $5.00. The free leaf tea is offered to buy in small or massive baggage and canisters to take house, too.
Two easy white porcelain teapots that matched our teacups had been positioned on our desk since my husband and I ordered completely different teas.
I ordered the English Breakfast. Blended within the conventional British method, The Tea Room states that that is made with Orange Pekoe, Assam and Darjeeling black teas.
My husband ordered their Chai which is a mix of black tea with fragrant spices and creamy vanilla.
Because the teas had been free a stainless-steel tremendous mesh strainer was supplied to catch the free leaves when pouring a cup of tea. Sugar packets and a small pitcher of milk accompanied the teas, too.
There are 3 choices when ordering afternoon tea at The Tea Room, all of which embrace your alternative of tea:
The Tea Room Medley
This consists of a medley of tea sandwiches, contemporary fruit and your alternative of backyard salad or a scone with cream and preserves. That is the lighter of the three choices as no sweets are included.
Robinson Bray Tea
A collection of tea sandwiches, quiche tartlet and scone served with cream and preserves and an assortment of sweets.
The Tea Room Excessive Tea
This service begins with a backyard salad topped with contemporary fruit and home made Honey Dijon dressing. Adopted by quite a lot of tea sandwiches, quiche tartlet and scone served with cream and preserves and completed with an assortment of sweets.
My husband and I every ordered The Tea Room Excessive Tea. You possibly can view their full eating room menu on-line right here.
The backyard salad starter was superbly offered and filled with contemporary, vibrant flavours together with juicy clementines and strawberries. The Tea Room’s honey dijon dressing is legendary for a cause. It was completely divine!
This was a light-weight, refreshing segue into the standard afternoon tea meals which was served on a silver two tiered tray.
Earlier than diving into the savoury course, a heat quiche tartlet was delivered to our desk on a plate with the cream and preserves. This stuff don’t belong collectively, however as an alternative it was a neater manner for the server to deliver over each gadgets, particularly with restricted desk area.
The mini quiche tartlet was a savoury, egg primarily based dish that was crispy with a fragile mouthfeel. It was flavoured with cheese and herbs.
The medley of tea sandwiches served had been Hen Salad, Cucumber Cream Cheese and Egg Salad. The Tea Room kindly accommodated a vegetarian eating regimen for my husband, so his choice included a Tomato Harvarti tea sandwich instead of the rooster salad choice.
There was a complete of 4 per visitor, 1 of every tea sandwich, plus an additional Cucumber Cream Cheese. The finger sandwiches had been minimize into squares and triangles. I preferred this form selection because it appeared fairly elegant on the tray.
I made a decision the traditional tea sandwiches, Cucumber Cream Cheese and Egg Salad, had been my favorite. They had been easy, but flavourful as their sandwich filling was not too skinny.
My husband actually loved the tomato tea sandwich with the harvarti cheese slice. It was good that he was in a position to have a 3 completely different sandwich choices, as previous afternoon tea rooms we skilled have simply doubled up on the vegetarian pleasant sandwiches already on the menu. We had been very happy that The Tea Room didn’t take a simple route and as an alternative provided selection.
Scones had been served 1 per visitor. They had been within the conventional English fashion scones form and dusted with powdered sugar.
A white porcelain dish was crammed with the scone accompaniments — strawberry jam and cream.
The jam was mild and candy and the cream was a bit tangy. It was not actual clotted cream. In actual fact, The Tea Room appropriately solely refers to it as cream. However, the feel felt a bit thick and harking back to mascarpone cheese.
The outside of the scone was crunchy and the within of the scone was comfortable and crumbly. Nonetheless, it was not simple to separate the scone in half by hand.
I topped my scone with the supplied jam and cream and loved each chew. General, I used to be comfortable to see a extra conventional English fashion scone was served throughout this tea service. It was positively one in all my favorite plain scones I’ve skilled at an afternoon tea room in Ontario, Canada!
On the very high of the tiered stand had been the sweets for the third and ultimate course. The Tea Room switches up this portion of the afternoon tea menu so what I used to be served might not be the identical as one other day.
Nonetheless, on this present day, there have been 3 sweets per individual. Included was a Shortbread Cookie, a Brownie and a Buttertart.
At first look, these sweets didn’t look like a lot in comparison with the flowery pastries I’ve had at different afternoon tea rooms not too long ago. In actual fact, this mix just isn’t one I’ve seen earlier than. However, I actually do imagine that typically easy is finest. Every chew was scrumptious and by the point we even acquired to this course we had been already fairly full!
Regardless that I’m a Canadian, butter tarts usually are not often my cup of tea. Though, this one was plain, no raisins, so I gave it a go and was glad that I did.
The shortbread cookie was buttery and tea infused. I made the error of not asking the server to double test if I used to be appropriate however I assumed the speckles contained in the cookie had been earl gray tea leaves.
Lastly, my favorite of the three sweets, the brownie. It was wealthy and decadent with chopped walnuts and chocolate frosting. The nice and cozy sips of my English Breakfast tea paired with this chocolate goodness was heaven. This chocolate lover was happy!
Afternoon Tea at The Tea Room will value anyplace from $25.00-$38.00 plus relevant taxes and gratuities. The worth will depend upon the afternoon tea service you order as there are just a few choices.
The Tea Room Medley is priced at $25.00, Robinson Bray Tea is priced at $30.00 and The Tea Room Excessive Tea is $38.00. The latter is what I loved and located it to be moderately priced for the worth.
I totally loved my go to to The Tea Room Streetsville. Regardless of being in a busy metropolis, the environment was welcoming and enjoyable. I might suggest a visit to this tea room in the event you’re seeking to escape for a second of calm.
The meals was delectable and flavourful. I preferred that they made their afternoon tea menu distinctive with a contact of tea infused treats, too.
I might have beloved if the server took time to clarify every merchandise on the afternoon tea tray so we knew all the things we had been are about to take pleasure in. The small print usually are not on the menu because the savouries and sweets most likely change seasonally. So, this additional bit of knowledge can be useful sooner or later.
Plan a visit to the village of Streetsville for tea subsequent time you’re in Mississauga!
Go to The Tea Room Streetsville:
223 Queen Road South, UNIT 3
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
*Reservations will be made on-line right here.
**Costs and tea/meals choices might change. All had been correct on the date of this tea room evaluation.