When we first opened, we offered Raisin and Blueberry Scones. We then added Cranberry. Following in the English tradition of serving Scones with Cream & Preserves, we knew that Raisin was the best-known and most-served among all the scone varieties. But this is America and over the years, the lowly Raisin Scone became the least popular and customers thronged to the much more popular Blueberry and Cranberry. Reluctantly, we removed it from the Menu. We've now added Apple Cinnamon and in the Fall we add the ever-popular Pumpkin Scone. Occasionally, we offer Chocolate scones as a Special.
We were not surprised, therefore, to receive this suggestion in our Comment Box two days ago:
"Complaint (kind of): Delicious tea! Wonderful, peaceful atmosphere! Great service. However, we were looking forward to a Raisin scone. Please bring it back. It is the quintessential scone!"
Some of us couldn't agree more but alas, customer feedback dictated our decision. But, to honor tradition, we're going to bring it back for a limited time later this year. Stay tuned.
Monday - Friday: 9:30am to 5pm
Saturday/Sunday: 11am to 5pm
As the year unfolds, we keep pace with the calendar and match our festivities to the occasion. We offer our special St. Valentine's tea on February 14, we celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a 'Green' menu and Irish specialties. Irish Breakfast is on prominent display during March. Our biggest day of the year is, of course, our Mother's Day Special Afternoon Tea service. We love that day and evidently, our patrons do too. Before the official holiday season comes our Anniversary in November. We partner with our local Food Pantry to hold a fundraiser at about the same time.
Catering, Tea Tastings and Parties
Because we are a small Tea house, private parties always pose a dilemma. If we close the restaurant, we inconvenience our regular patrons; if we don't offer our Tea Room for parties, we disappoint those who want to celebrate at our establishment. We've tried to find a middle path by offering Saturdays from 4 to 6 pm during the summer as our party slot.
Catering orders, however, are no problem and have increased ten-fold in the past several years. We offer garnished, plated trays of our great food and all you have to do is invite your guests. We provide sandwiches, sweets, desserts, salads and even tea. Please consult our Catering Menu for details and we're always glad to customize a selection for you.
Bringing the Party to You
We are always happy to come to you. We can offer a simple Tea Lecture or a full-blown Tea Tasting with Refreshments. We've gone to libraries, corporate establishments, educational institutions and even home parties. It's a fun way to get together with people and spread the word about Tea, the most popular beverage in the world, second only to water. Contact us for rates at firstname.lastname@example.org.