Friday, September 23, 2011
Frugal Floozie Friday -- Tea Haus
A friend and I ate at Tea Haus recently, to support a fundraiser for my friend Michele; she's in Washington, D.C., this weekend participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60-mile walk to raise funds for breast cancer research.
As Michele writes on her personal fundraising site, she is walking "in memory of my maternal grandmother and paternal great aunt. I will walk with, and also in honor of, my friend Buff. She has defeated cancer twice, and I sincerely hope she doesn't have to fight that battle again."
It was wonderful of Tea Haus to donate a portion of a day's proceeds to Michele's effort! And what an easy fundraiser to support - a good cause in conjunction with lovely things to eat and drink. There are over 200 teas to choose from, scones, cookies, soup ... you can enjoy a small snack or a full meal, whatever strikes your fancy.
A charming pick-me-up for a chilly fall day would be a cup of hot tea paired with a simple but delicious lavender shortbread cookie. At $2.60 + $1.95, the total for this cozy snack would be $4.55, which falls easily into the less-than-$5 per person Frugal Floozie Friday budget.
But my friend and I didn't just stop at that option! We also ordered the Scone Plate (pictured at the top) for $5.95. This was plenty of food for two people to share as an afternoon snack.
There was one very large blueberry scone, and a freshly-baked biscuit-like scone that was brought to our table separately - and thus missed its photo op - because we'd placed our order just as a new batch went into the oven. The scones were accompanied by lovely fresh lemon curd and clotted cream, as well as orange marmalade (a personal favorite!) and berry preserves. It was quite filling, especially since it was a mid-afternoon treat rather than a lunch or dinner.
If you're merely thirsty, the 20-ounce iced tea was very refreshing and very generous, too. At $3.55, it also falls within the Frugal Floozie Friday limits if you're only in need of a cool drink. I ordered Earl Grey, whose fragrance I just love! But there are so many options that it could almost make a person dizzy to contemplate it all.
Quiet and restorative, Tea Haus offers several truly wonderful frugal options for food and drinks. Make a point of stopping by, and also pay a visit to Michele's fundraising site and support her good cause, too!
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Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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