I really love tea rooms. Anything that makes me feel like I’m part of the cast of “Downtown Abbey” is my cup of tea… pun intended! I’m always on the hunt tearooms in the Tulsa area. When I heard there was a tea room inside a historic mansion in Sapulpa, I knew I had to get there post haste.
My friend Kelsey was in town from the L.A. area last weekend, so a little drive out to Sapulpa to check out Miss Scarlett’s Tea Room was a perfect adventure for us.
When we arrived, we were impressed by the outward beauty of the Burnett Mansion, which houses Miss Scarlett’s. Bates Burnett and his wife, Dannie Ross Burnett, built the Burnett Mansion in 1911. This Southern plantation-style home boasts Tiffany-stained glass windows and fixtures, cut glass windows and doors, woodwork from Spain and the Philippines, and hand-painted walls and ceilings. While the house is three stories, only the first story is part of the tea room and open to tea room guests.
Upon entering the mansion, we were surprised to see that the tea room was completely full. Fortunately, we had made reservations, and an entire swarm of Red Hat Ladies was on their way out. We were seated in a lovely, green colored room with a fireplace. The waitress informed us of the specials, and I selected the Quiche Special. It came with a Ham and Gruyere Cheese Quiche with a fruit cup and muffin. Kelsey chose the Chicken Salad Sandwich, which came with a salad packed with fruit and blackberry vinaigrette dressing, as well as chips.
In the meantime, we enjoyed sipping on our tea. I chose Iced Sweet Tea with Peach. It was truly some of the best peach tea I’ve ever had! Kelsey selected the Tea Service. Our waitress brought her a hot pot of water, a dainty tea cup, and a wooden box filled with about 30 different flavors of tea bags. She was instructed to select two, and she chose a summery Mango Coconut and a Chocolate Hazelnut.
When our food arrived, we were delighted at both the portions and the taste of everything. My quiche was tasty, but the item on my plate that surprisingly stole the show was the fruit cup. It was topped with a deliciously light yogurt topping with what tasted like homemade granola. Now that’s the way to eat fruit!
Kelsey also really enjoyed her meal. We soon learned that the family that owns Burnett Mansion also owns a blackberry farm, so naturally, the menu incorporates a lot of blackberries, like the blackberry vinaigrette on her salad. When it came to selecting a dessert for us to share, we opted for the Blackberry Cobbler. It was served warm with a scoop of ice cream on top. Delectable!
Overall, our time spent at Miss Scarlett’s was relaxing, fun, and delicious! It’s definitely worth the 30-minute drive out to Sapulpa!