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Planning some time away with a special someone for Valentine’s Day? Can’t afford to go out of town? Why not treat your love with a romantic afternoon tea in San Jose at one of these events:
1. A Celebration of Love: February 1 through 29, Mon – Fri 11 – 4; Sat 11, 1:30, & 4; Sun 12 & 2:30. Cost is $27.95 per person. Reservations highly recommended.
Lisa’s Tea Treasures
1875 S. Bascom Avenue #165
Campbell, CA 95008
2. Valentine’s Day High Tea: Sunday, February 12 from 3 to 6 p.m. Includes champagne and a full tea menu. Reservations required; cost is $55 per person.
Dreams Collectibles & Tea
1203 Lincoln Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
3. Cupid’s Touch at Tyme for Tea & Co.: Sunday, February 12 at 11 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Cost: $32 per person, by reservation only.
Tyme for Tea & Co.
37501 Niles Boulevard
4. MATCHA Sensuality – featuring Tea Alchemy: Thursday, February 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. Includes an intimate tea lounge, Maharaja fragrances, henna art, massage, and art.
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco.
Satori Tea Bar in San Pedro Square also has a romantic seasonal afternoon tea menu, but you’ll want to call far in advance if you want to reserve a slot. Of course, you could always put together a little something romantic at home with the nicest items in the tea party pantry. Perhaps indulge with some chocolate, Darjeeling tea (called “the champagne of teas”) and other treats? Food grade rose petals, jasmine flowers, and lavender make a fragrant tisane that will create a romantic perfume in the room. You could even win some tea in the Bigelow Tea Sweepstakes in the next week!
Bigelow Tea Sweepstakes: February 9 through 16. Fourteen winners will receive a Valentine Gift Duet containing 2 boxes each of White Chocolate Obsession Tea and Sweetheart Cinnamon Herb Tea.
Copyright 2012, Elizabeth Urbach.
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For more information:
“Where to go for tea in San Jose on Valentine’s Day”
“Surprise your loved one with tea and romance”
“Chocolate and tea: the perfect match?”
“What should I keep in the pantry for tea parties?”
“How to use edible flowers for tisanes”
“Review: Vital Tea Leaf Angel green tea and Siberian Rose tisane”
“Review: Lisa’s Tea Treasures – Campbell location”
“Use tea as a champagne substitute”
“San Jose area restaurants offering special Valentine’s Day 2012 menus, part 1”
“A Valentine’s Day tea party for kids”
“Valentine’s Day gift idea: adopt a San Jose Heritage Garden rose”