THE LONDON TEA ROOM was founded in 1997 Anno
Domini by two (2) homesick Brits who had a vision to open, and keep open, a
tea room like those from back home (Londonish) that they so missed: a gathering
place for those who enjoy gathering in places, where the highest quality teas were
sold and served and one could find a touch of style and substance to add a spit
polish to their grim, Kafkaesque existence; where pots of tea were steeped to
perfection, the highest standard of loose leaf teas coud be purchased with the
appropriate coinage, pastries and afternoon were served to folks as if they
deserved them, and paper cups were, as they have always been, of the devil. If
you are reading this, then the LTR still exists, has been in fact kept open, and is
currently owned and run pell-mell and slipshod by three (3) people and one (1)
Dickensian spectre. They are as follows: Jackie, Anna, Pat, [unidentifi-ed/able
spectre]. That is all. LTR out.
Our fearless leader, to whom thanks for our existence is due: Pat Richardson, brain-mother of the brain-child that is The London Tea Room. We are told that not only did she invent tea, she also came up with the idea of drinking it. Also: she sells some very lovely things over here.
Manager Jackie James heads up the kitchen as well. Of her ability to make tasty sustenance it can be said: If Jackie built a gingerbread house, we guarantee you would just go right in and leave no trail of bread crumbs, even knowing what you know about the oft-heralded dangers that lie in going into gingerbread houses. It would be that worth it.
Here at The London Tea Room, Justin Kinkel-Schuster makes heart-lifting Americanos. But here, he makes heart-breaking Americana. Don’t let that sweet face fool you. His rage is blinding and unpredictable. But still kind of sweet. 100% raw, unfiltered Kinkel-Schusterness.
The New Breed
We are currently creating new members of the Royal We. When the gestation process is complete we will attempt to photograph the hatchlings and post pics post-haste.
We had to tell him we named the tea room after him to get him to work here. He's totally worth it.
Mr. Darcy · Employee of the Month
Mr. Darcy would like to thank all you ladies out there for your tireless efforts to get him selected once again as employee of the month.