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Jo is off across the pond in June

I’m off across the pond…
Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 90th birthday this year.  She is lucky enough to always have two birthdays, her actual birthday on April 21st and then her ‘official’ birthday which this year will be celebrated on Saturday June 11th (because the weather is better, seriously). 
Things happening in London over Her Majesty’s birthday weekend:
June 10: Service […]

Summer Happenings at the English Rose Tea Room

Over the past few months we’ve been busy serving literally thousands as they too discover the “utterly civilized pleasure of taking time for tea”.  We’ve appeared on several TV shows, had some fabulous events; from Horse Rescue Fund Raisers during the Kentucky Derby, to an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party for our local theater and a ‘splendiforous’ Downton Abbey bash.
A […]

Goodbye to Jane

Goodbye to Jane
Exciting times ahead for our lovely English Jane as she embarks on her new career as “Official Nana In Charge” of her beautiful little granddaughters Alice and Lucy.
After 4 years at the Tea Room serving our customers, “smiling with teeth” and explaining that I come from the ‘posh’ part of England and she doesn’t (those  were my words) […]

Saturday April 23rd 2016 DOWNTON TEA PARTY


The English Rose Tea Room is proud to present its own tribute to Downton Abbey in the form of an all-day, celebratory tea party.  Guests MUST come in period costume (you have from the Victorian era to the 1920s to choose from!) We will have live […]

> March 1 2015 – 13th Anniversary Celebration

English Rose Tea Room 2002-2015   

13th Anniversary Celebration  
(we aren’t superstitious)     

Sunday, March 1 2015
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Help us celebrate 13 years of serving tea in Carefree. We can guarantee great food and some special surprises for our loyal Tea Room customers.
Call 480-488-4812. We look forward to spoiling you!

> January 2015 Newsletter- Inform-a la tea

Welcome to the first newsletter for 2015!
“Happy New Year” to all my lovely Tea Room readers. We are currently mailing this newsletter to over 2,500 tea enthusiasts!
Read the full events page here
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and perhaps, like me, you are now looking at that space where the Christmas tree once was and wondering, mmm… […]

> August 18 th 2014 – Kensington Palace Writes To The Team Room!


We just received a letter from Kensington Palace! I sent all the baby well wishes from our Royal Baby Shower last year, to William & Kate for Prince George’s 1st birthday. Not only did the Royal household write back, but they sent a card to everyone who wrote to Will & Kate with well wishes!

Did you come […]

> May 5th Nominees Announced for World Tea Awards – The English Rose Tea Room

Finalists of the World Tea Awards


The English Rose Tea Room’s website has been nominated for best website.

Read more here

For the 2014 World Tea Awards, thousands of nominations were collected through a survey process. The list of finalists, in each category, is listed below, and all can be found at Only registered delegates of the 2014 World Tea Expo are […]

> May 3rd 2014 – Kentucky Derby celebration

Celebrate the Run for the Roses!
English Rose Tea Room Hosts Kentucky Derby Party
CAREFREE Ariz, (April 1, 2014)– Can’t make it to the Churchill Downs this year? Head north to the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree for an all day Kentucky Derby celebration with fancy hats, fascinators and mint tea juleps to commemorate the annual Run for the Roses, perhaps the […]

Royal News

From the Royal Wedding to the birth of George, all the royal news can be found here.



(Click Images to Access Articles)92.5 Ktar FM Radio Interview with Jo Gemmill About the Royal Baby Shower

Fox 10: English Rose Tea Room Donates Royal Baby Shower Gifts to Shelter

KPHO CBS 5 Video About the Royal Baby Shower at English Rose Tea Room

The London Telegraph […]