Tea Break: Rose House

After our dinner at Nan Xiang, we headed over the Rose House, a Taiwanese English-style tea house chain with a focus on art. The chain was established by Robert Huang, a Taiwanese artist known for painting roses and was commissioned to do some designing work for the British royal family.

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The tea house is located in a mall, The Shops at Queens Crossing. Quite frankly, it’s  an unlikely place for a “fancy” tea house. When you first enter, you would think it’s a fancy tea house with the fine china display, and elegant decor, but at the end, it’s merely a casual place for expensive tea and expensive food.

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One of the staff wore a short sleeve white shirt that showed off his tattoo sleeve — something you don’t find in fancy tea house where you stick out your pinkie when you drink your tea. Keyword is English-style tea house. Even if they offer the tiered set of desserts and tea sandwiches, don’t expect an authentic high tea experience here.

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Teas range from $10/pot per person, unless you do a set. Food didn’t seem appealing and the dessert were overpriced, so I just opted for a pot of tea. I don’t remember the name of the tea I got, but it was named after the late Diana, Princess of Wales and description was something along the line of “notes of strawberries”. The tea was good at least.

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Betty’s piece of green tea mille crepe cake.

The ambiance is nice and if you love tea, it’s an okay place for it. Service was meh. They have a policy where each must order at least one menu item, so you’re guaranteed to spend at least $10 on something. Washroom is not on premise, you’d have to use the mall’s public washroom.

Rose House
38-10 138th St.
Flushing, NY 11354
United States

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