Sunday, February 19, 2012

Drinking Tea in Plano

When we were in Plano, TX, I visited with Denise Brady (better known as Nee Nee), owner of Nee Nee's Tea Room.  It is a family place, with pictures of Nee Nee's grandchildren up on the wall.  Denise has built the business from the ground up over the last four years.

She creates all her own recipes, and is most well known for her chicken salad and her scones.  We sampled a scone.  It was tender and delicious.

Her goal: Delighting tea drinkers.

The evidence: Her favorite tea pot.  It is actually a music box that plays when the pot is lifted to pour.  She holds down the button when she delivers the pot to the table so as not to spoil the surprise.

Why does Denise love tea?  She says, "I have always loved the experience of the tea room.  It is fun.  I never experienced loose leaf teas before I first visited a tea room."

She now serves loose leaf tea from Sterling Tea, a local producer of hand-blended teas.  She also serves Stash teas.  

1 comment:

  1. Hello Amber. It was a pleasure to meet you and your friend last week. Thanks for the "Blog" on Nee Nee's Tea Room. I would like to invite you and your readers to come to Nee Nee's for Tea and Lunch. I am open Monday through Saturday from 11 to 3PM and from 3 to 4:30pm for private parties: wedding/baby showers,princess birthday parties group luncheons/meetings. Afternoon Tea Service with reservation.
    Please call for reservations @469-441-4679
    Thanks again.