Before my trip I had a lovely afternoon tea at Chado Tea Room, next to the Japanese American Museum in Little Tokyo. It is more of a modern tea room, as opposed to the other location on 3rd that seems to have more of an old-fashioned style. I sat outside on a nice day next to the Japanese fountain, along with a bridal shower (I assumed) just on the other side of the dining area. Their smoked salmon sandwich is my absolute favorite, along with a large pot of tea. I can’t remember the complete name of the tea I had, but it had the word “Monkey” in it. I’m sure that narrows it down a bit!
Their scones are served fresh and warm and taste just as good as the ones I’ve had in Londontown. You must put clotted cream on them. Mmmm!
I adore afternoon teas, and this is a great place to have a quiet afternoon lunch (it’s enough food, I swear!) with a girlfriend. Or a boyfriend. I don’t discriminate. High tea was actually meant for men anyways.
Speaking of London, Happy Diamond Jubilee to the Queen! It’s unbelievable that she has been queen for SIXTY years.