Teaberry’s Tea Room, Flemington
For a teatime that’s bursting with charm, head to Teaberry’s in Flemington. Run by a mother-daughter duo inspired by their English grandmother, this traditional tea room hosts a full lunch and afternoon tea in an 1822 Federal Style Colonial home. Gather with friends at a table adorned with fresh flowers and linens in a quaint dining room or on the front porch overlooking Flemington’s historic Main Street. You can peruse a selection of more than one hundred loose-leaf teas and order Milady’s Tea to try a broad assortment of desserts, like their flourless chocolate cake.
High SocieTea House, Wayne
Step back in time for a spot of tea in the historic district of Wayne. Originally the town post office, the High SocieTea House building dates back to 1895. Its cozy cottage ambiance is perfect for an afternoon with good friends or a good book. Order the High Tea for scones, assorted savories and sweets, and a plated dessert. Or bring the kids for a Young Royal Tea, complete with mini sweets. Be sure to browse the gift shop before you leave.
Harmony Tea Room, Westwood
Harmony Tea Room in downtown Westwood offers a delightful setting for your classic afternoon tea. With 35 varieties from around the world, you can choose your favorite tea or try something new. No tea time is complete without one of their savory finger sandwiches, or a fresh-baked scone served on those picturesque porcelain plates, so order up.
Sally Lunn’s Tea Room & Restaurant, Chester
A Victorian Parlor with more than 50 flavors of loose tea and foods imported from England, Sally Lunn’s Tea Room in Chester makes you feel like you’ve crossed the Atlantic. Come for the Afternoon Tea with a classic selection of finger sandwiches and a warm scone, or order one of the heartier options from the menu, like the Cottage Pie, Cornish Pastie or Traditional British Style Sausage Roll. Don’t leave without trying one of Sally’s famous scones – the recipe is a well-guarded secret, but those buttermilk pastries have kept customers coming for more than 30 years.
Mathis House at 600 Main, Toms River
If you’re looking for the royal treatment, attend afternoon tea at the Mathis House. A luxurious restored mansion in the heart of downtown Toms River, this bed and breakfast is known for its top-notch Victorian Tea Service, which comes with five courses served on fine china. The Mathis House is a year-round destination but is even more magical during the holidays. Visit during the winter to tour the festive halls and see an enchanting display of Christmas trees.
Mulberry House, Westfield
Set in a restored Victorian home built in the early 1900s, Mulberry House offers the ultimate tea and brunch experience. The menu includes tea stands for 1-4 people and a la carte selections like soups, salads and mini quiches. The “Tea-Time for Kids” option replaces traditional tea sandwiches with kid-friendly selections like grilled cheese and PB&J. For a proper brunch, order the Stuffed French Toast or Mulberry’s Breakfast and bring your own champagne for mimosas. A favorite spot for birthday parties, bridal showers and other events, this place fills up quickly, so call ahead to make your reservation.
Boukakuan Japanese Tea House & Garden, Columbus
Find your Zen with a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony at Boukakuan in Columbus. Take a stroll through the Japanese garden, feed the koi fish, and then witness a spiritual discipline that dates back to the fifteenth century. In a gesture of peacefulness and harmony, your host will share with you an authentic Japanese confection and a bowl of green tea. This private demonstration (for up to five guests) must be reserved at least one week in advance.
Sweet Tease Tea Room, Belmar
A short trip down the rabbit hole will lead you to Sweet Tease Tea Room in Belmar. Surrounded by vintage teacups and cheery green walls, you may think you’ve stepped into Wonderland. Come in the morning for a warm cup of tea and a pastry, or book the afternoon tea for savory bites, tasty sweets, and a flavored scone served with jam and clotted cream. The afternoon tea service is by reservation only, so call ahead to claim your spot.
Jane’s Tea House, Haddon Heights
A new take on traditional tea, Jane’s Tea House in Haddon Heights offers all of your tea-time favorites plus a few twists. Try one of 30+ iced tea flavors, a flight of HEMPtea™, an assortment of Not Plain Jane Desserts and Jane’s signature tea-infused shortbread cookie. You’ll want to get a photo with the ambient backdrop of pink tablecloths, powder gray walls, and delightfully mismatched chairs, but don’t miss the Selfie Station for a few keepsake photos with plenty of props.
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