Where to drink a cup of decent tea when you’re in Pennsylvania? What are the best tea rooms of the keystone state? To drink a nice cup of Ceylon Tea perhaps? Pennsylvania is well known for the Philadelphia Tea Party. Just after the more famous Boston Tea Party they intercepted a British ship and sent it back to the United Kingdom in protest to the taxes on tea. Yes, tea was already a very popular beverage back then. Nowadays Pennsylvania is still full of historic landmarks and Victorian homes all over the state. So it’s really not hard to find a good spot for an Afternoon tea. Brewertea list their favorites.
A Tea Affair
8 Sturgis Ln | Lititz, Pennsylvania
This tea room is located in the small town of Lititz, and harbors a charm suited for a high tea mindset. The owners opened up this location in 2010 and still going strong. They are famous for their garden tea menu, that’s been served in addition to a high tea or a luncheon tea. It’s the perfect balance between sweet and savoury. If you like the teaware of the teas that you’ve been drinking, it’s all for sale in the adjoining tea shop. It’s a lovely spot for a group or small event as well. Enjoy!
A Taste of Britain
503 West Lancaster Avenue, Eagle Village Shops | Wayne, Pennsylvania
A lot of people think of Britain when thinking of tea? That there is such a rich association has a lot to do with the history of tea. But food is also a way to keep connected to a heritage as well. That is perhaps one of the reasons why this tea room is already 25 years in operation! A milestone worth celebrating. Taste of Britain is located in the Eagle Village Shops and has also a tea shop on site. The menu consists of soups, salads and lots of English favorites like a Beef Cottage Pie. And lots and lots of scone with clotted cream of course. Reservations are recommended.
Abigail’s Tea Room
1441 Perkiomen Ave | Reading, Pennsylvania
This tea room is located in a beautiful tree story victorian house that was build in 1883. With crisp linens, fine china and tea pots in exquisite floral patterns is this a tea room where you can practice your table manners. The victorian decorated interior, crystal chandeliers, cherry wood paneling and cozy fire places you will let you absorb the atmosphere of bygone years. See the location for yourself in a virtual tour of the tea room. Favorites of the menu are the Royal High Tea and the”Downton Abbey” Commemorative High Tea. However, if you are looking for a tea room with a children’s tea, this is not the best suited location to go to tea with a toddler.
Red Brick Bakery & Tea Room
55 N Main St | Red Lion, Pennsylvania
If scones are your favorite of a high tea, then this is the place for you. Chef Dani specialized in breakfast goodies when discovering by holding high tea parties, that her true passies lies with cooking up an Afternoon tea menu. She opened up her own bakery and tea room in 2005 and the tea hot spot has been growing by worth of mouth ever since. The tea room has a relaxed atmosphere and it suited for all. And if you have created a craving for scones after visiting this lovely spot, you can also order the scones online!
The Front Porch Tea Room
25 W Market St | Hallam, Pennsylvania
This is one of Pennsylvania’s Victorian hidden treasures. The historic home from 1869 was build by the the sheriff of York Country and sits on top of a hill in Hallam. The tea room seats up to 40 guests inside. The garden is lovely for parties or weddings and it’s decorated with a seasonal atmosphere. If you like the pasties and other eatable goodies, take a cook book home with you with their (not so) secret tea room recipe’s! It’s a keeper!
Victorian Parlor Tea Room
48 S Main St | Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
Old Farm House Tea Room
7027 Lincoln Hwy | Thomasville, Pennsylvania
104 Main St| Delta, Pennsylvania
Lederach Tea Room
701 Cross Rd |Lederach, Pennsylvania
Tea Room & Cafe
9 N Main St | Coudersport, Pennsylvania
The Weaversville Inn
6916 Weaversville Rd | Northampton, Pennsylvania
Higinbotham’s Bed and Breakfast and Tea Room
102 Lincoln Way W | New Oxford, Pennsylvania
Camellias SinTea Parlor & Gift Shop
36 W Pomfret St | Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Classic Victorian Estate Inn
35 N New St | Nazareth, Pennsylvania
Sweet Remembrances Tea Room
118 S Market St | Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania