Dragonmoon Tea Co. is one of those Tulsa gems that makes me feel like I’m either in an enchanted fairy land or some remote English village. Regardless, it’s neither “Wonderland” nor a British shire of any kind. It’s a tea room tucked away in a 1920s-style home in Midtown. And if you like tea and foods dainty and delicious, you will love Dragonmoon!
Now, before you go, you need to note that Dragonmoon, located near Expo Square at 1927 S. Harvard, is only opened from 10 to 5 Tuesday through Saturday. So don’t try going there on a Sunday or Monday. Or for dinner. Unless you like eating dinner at 4 p.m.
When you first arrive at Dragonmoon, you are escorted into an endearing little room with anywhere from one to three tables with lovely white, granite tabletops. It’s a very quaint feeling – like you’re visiting an old friend for tea time. Their hot tea menu, which is extensive, is always the first thing I look at. On this particular visit, I chose a white rose tea, which was perfect and dainty.
At Dragonmoon, the staff serves you the tea in such a way that you feel like you’re the Queen of England – on a candle-lit flower petal warmer, in a glass pot. It’s quite exquisite and really sets the ambiance for a perfect tea-sipping experience.
For lunch, I tried the Turkey Pita Pockets (right below), which were filled with basically an entire garden – cucumbers, lettuce, avocado, red onion and green pepper, and topped with a creamy yogurt dressing. For the side, I got my usual – the chilled rice salad. I’ll be honest and tell you that I’ve never actually tried any of the other sides at Dragonmoon, because I have been in love with the chilled rice salad ever since first bite. It’s wild rice adorned with dried cranberries, green onion, orange thyme dressing and pecans. It does not disappoint. But I’m sure the other sides are all equally fulfilling.
My friend Beth, who was my tea room date on this occasion, tried the Spinach Salad, which was filled with apples, raisins, red onions and peanuts, and topped with a curry dressing. Being the healthy eater type, Beth was quite pleased with the healthy options available at Dragonmoon and really enjoyed her salad.
On this particular occasion, we were both feeling pretty stuffed by the end of our meal, so we didn’t spring for dessert. But in the past, I’ve tried a number of their sweet treats and have always wanted to give the chef a standing ovation after having devoured every last crumb. The Chocolate Chip Croissant Bread Pudding is one of my favorites. If you just want a tiny little treat after your meal, I’d recommend a Raspberry Almond Cookie or Mexican Wedding Cookie. Here’s a link to the entire menu if you’d like to see their other offerings.
On your way out, be sure to check out their store, where you can purchase desserts to go, a variety of teas, seasonal decorations, and more. I love their decorative teapots, which would be a great gift idea for any tea lover (hint, hint, friends and family reading this!).
I always leave Dragonmoon feeling soothed by the herbal powers of tea, enchanted by the transient atmosphere, and fulfilled by the good conversation with a friend.
If you’ve been there, tell us about it. What do you love about this enchanted tea room?