The English Rose Tea Room - Carefree, AZ
By Joyce Tawes, ABR, CRS, CLHMS, CNE
(Live Better in Scottsdale)
Carefree, Arizona is a small, intimate little town built around a newly updated square and is located just north of Scottsdale. The architecture and landscaping are based on Spanish adobe architecture, and plenty of cacti and desert plants are used. This is definitely not the place you would expect to find an authentic English Tea Room.I'm not sure of the exact date Joanne Gemmill opened the doors to her small shop, but I believe it was around 2005. I stopped in for lunch one day and was enthralled! Years ago, I spent a year living in England and didn't think I'd ever find authentic scones with clotted cream - but I certainly found them here.When you enter, you are offered the choice of many formal hats to wear during tea. White linen cloths and napkins are used, with sparking silver an...