© 2019 By the Grand Tea Room

145 W. Grand Ave.

Escondido, CA. 92025

760-233-9500

OPEN DAILY

Tues. - Fri.  11am - 5:00pm 

Saturdays    11am - 5:00pm 

Closed Mondays and Sundays

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The History of Tea

"The daintiness and yet elegance of a china teacup focuses one to be gentle, to think warmly and to feel close"

-Carol and Malcom Cohen

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Tea historically was drunk for breakfast and after dinner when the family gathered in the parlor to play games or read. The Earl of Sandwich played cards into the night one night and got hungry so asked for some meat to be put between two slices of bread to have with his tea (well, perhaps he wasn’t really drinking tea at that moment!). But, the sandwich was invented! It would play a part in later years when afternoon tea became popular. Come to The Grand Tea room for tea, but you'll remember the sandwich's just like the Earl​