Friday, August 3, 2012

La Tea Da Tea Room — Tillamook, OR

Friends Marilyn and La Donna had mentioned
the LaTea Da Tea Room in Tillamook, OR,
 but I didn't make reservations prior to departing on our trip because
I thought we probably would not have time to drive 1 1/2 hours
 from Portland for tea.  
Well, I was wrong. 
After driving several hours through the Columbia River Gorge
late Friday afternoon,
GJ told me to call to see if we could make reservations
for Saturday.
The guys enjoyed tea so much in Vancouver, they were ready for another. 
GJ and AJ are the best tea buddies! 

We arrived in Tillamook after a long day
of driving along the beautiful coast of Oregon
and a stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory.
Each of us ordered a different tea from the menu of nearly
50 teas and Tisanes. 
AJ ordered the Scottish Breakfast
I ordered the Pai Mu Tan
and GJ ordered the Decaf. Irish Breakfast
We all ordered the La Tea Da High Tea which began with a
tiny teacup of sorbet. 
Each of us received our own three tier server. 
with sandwiches and savories
two scones served with cream, butter, jam and lemon curd
and "dainty" desserts. 
La Tea Da has a very nice gift shop with tea and gift items. 

After this delicious afternoon tea, we drove the rental car back to Portland
to continue our visit before deaprting for home on Tuesday.


Sylvia said...

What a nice surprise to get to visit the tea room when you didn't think you could. It looks like you had a special meal with your family. I love the gift shop.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a lovely tearoom! I like the floral tablecloth and the teacups. The food on the trays looks delicious. When my kids were young we took the Amtrak train out to Oregon and down the coast. Beautiful scenery. Have a great weekend and thanks for sharing your tea adventures!

Joy said...

How lovely! So glad you were able to stop there.

Rosemary said...

Looks like another special tea room! But, honestly, you are making me jealous with all your tea room visits!

Marilyn said...

Love this tearoom. Isn't it amazing that each tearoom has a different recipe for scones. The sausage roll is fun to see again and reminds me of how delicious it is. I am so happy you had the opportunity to have tea here and enjoy our Oregon coast.

La Tea Dah said...

Did you try the cheese curds at the Tillamook Cheese Factory? Our family has always enjoyed viewing the cheese making process there (from the time our boys were little tots). I've found some interesting "tea" related things in the cheese factory gift shop over the years.

And LaTeaDa --- I'm missing the beautiful fresh flowers that they usually have set on the 3-tiered trays --- usually carnations, alstroemeria, and baby's breath. I wonder if they don't do that any more?

Were you able to go to the air museum? Your guys would have enjoyed that. If not -- you'll need to come back. :D

I'm glad you had a lovely trip to Oregon.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a splendid tea room !
Love the decor, and the food looks scrumptious...
I am drooling over the sight of those sandwiches and scones :)
So glad you was able to visit there, I'll add it to my 'must see' list, if ever I'm in the area.

GardenofDaisies said...

This looks so delicious!!! I see a couple of tea sandwiches with yummy Tillamook cheese in them! I LOVE it. I am originally from OR and that is the best cheese!

Lady Linda said...

This is one of my favorite tea rooms in Oregon. I have had some great tea times with friends. There's so much to see and do in the Tillamook area.
Your shots of the gorge are beautiful...another favorite place to visit and not too far from my home in Troutdale OR! You'll have to let me know if you come back this way....I would love to meet you tool. There's a great tea place in Richfiled WA (about 45 minutes from my house) that I'd like to share with you...Myrtle's Tea House.
Glad you had some sunshine's been a cloudy summer.

Anonymous said...

Linda, I love your post and pictures but honestly - that picture of A.J. pouring his tea is just brilliant. You are raising a true gentleman. :-)

Adrienne said...

Linda, you've just made me resolve to have tea at La Tea Da when I am in Tillamook next month! My sweetheart's siblings have a reunion in that area every Labor Day weekend and I always want to have tea at La Tea Dah but no one wants to go with me. This year I'll have tea by myself. No more waiting! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience.

Angela McRae said...

Your fellas really *are* the best! AJ's future wife is going to have LOTS to thank you for!

Bernideen said...

I think their food looks outstanding!


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