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High SocieTea House

20 Old Newark Pompton Tpk. | Wayne, NJ
973-696-8327 | Email | Website | Hours
We are a tea room, where one can go back in time and enjoy the lost art of conversation, while enjoying the perfect pot of tea! We have strived over the years to create a unique experience.
The teahouse is located at 20 Old Newark Pompton Turnpike, which is in the historic section of the Township of Wayne. This house is listed with the Wayne Historical Society as the first official post office, which at the time was the Ryerson – De Mott General Store, dating back to 1895. Over the years we have had customers come in and tell us stories of life as it was back then.
Since we are a small tea room, with only have a limited amount of tables, we encourage reservations to insure there will be a table ready for you when you arrive.
Each guest is served their own pot of tea in a lovely hand made cozy. This allows the last cup of tea to taste as delicious as the first cup. We offer over forty different types of tea; Black, Green, White, Rooibus, and Herbal. With each season we also showcase “limited” teas to our guests.

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Everything was superbly satisfying except for the freshness of the finger sqndwiches. Other than that, the atmosphere, tea selection, and overall experience were everything I was hoping for!

- Joy R. Aug 6th '14

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Very. Friendly. Food very good and a nice variety. Do want to go back with friends.
Service could not be any better.

- Dot Donohue Aug 2nd '14

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OMG! Attention 'tea party' lovers...High SocieTea House is the place to be!
I just hosted my daughter's bridal shower there this weekend and it was amazing...
Leanne, the sweetest, most knowledgeable hostess in the world, helped me plan everything, even the favors. She was so helpful as we discussed the menu, and she was always available to answer all of my questions. I just love her!
The staff was friendly, the food delicious, especially the little chicken salad with apple sandwiches. Yum! The desserts were scrumptious, especially the mini chocolate tea cup with chocolate mousse! To die for...and everything is served in colorful cups and plates. Plus, there is a cute gift shop on premisis that has the most original little trinkets. I just can't say enough about this cute littl... (more)

- Rhonda Jun 3rd '14

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High SocieTea is the best by far !!! Congenial and accommodating staff , atmospher just what you would expect not to mention there unique gift shop , the variety of tea and excellent food ... I can guarantee you won't be disappointed !!!

- Laura Montillo Jun 1st '14

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I'm a huge fan of afternoon teas and make it a habit to try them, this is by far my favorite on many levels. Great ambience (so cozy and cute, love the fireplace!), the food is actually TASTY, the scones are warm, there is a HUGE variety of high quality tea, and unlike some other places, you're not JUST paying for the 'experience' here, it's actually a great value.

I've done the fancy (and not-so-fancy) afternoon teas in NYC, and it's not a huge generalization to say that you pay for the 'experience.' Neither the food nor the tea are stellar (or at least not up to par with the price). You're really paying to sit in a pretty/lovely room and enjoy some gab time with lady friends with no rush or pressure from the staff. While you still get that 'experience' at High Societea, I defini... (more)

- Christine Feb 5th '14

Tearoom Response
Dear Christine,
Thank you so much for your comments. They are so appreciated! My staff works very hard to make sure all of our guests have a memorable experience at the tea house. We have tried to create a warm and comforting atmosphere. I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed your tea and hope to see you again soon and we can discuss your tea adventures.
As far as the reservation system, we have been looking into updated reservation programs and either they are extremely expensive for us or they do not seem to work as well as they advertise, but we are still investigating! Lol! Thank you again for you critique of the tea house.
Bernadette

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Such a charming establishment! You are greeted at the door with the small shop where you can purchase all sorts of things a tea lover would appreciate. They have a nice selection of teas; I am glad they serve traditional black, oolong, green and white along with a host of flavored combinations, plus rooibus and tisanes. Both traditional finger sandwiches and warm savories are served. I have been to this tea room several times and have always had a pleasant experience with the staff. I look forward to going back whenever I can!

- Kerry Timony Jan 13th '14

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Thank you Kerry for your words. They mean a lot to my staff and myself. I am blessed with wonderful help, which makes the tea house run by itself at times! Ha! Hope to see you soon.
Bernadette
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High SocieTea was extremely accommodating last week (in iffy winter weather) for my group of 7 women. They were patient and helpful and served us a wonderful tea doing all they could (even taking photos for us) to make our afternoon as pleasant as could be. It was much appreciated and we will definitely be back there again. Thank you.

- JTea Jan 6th '14

Tearoom Response
JTea,
Yes this weather can be challenging! So glad you and your group were able to make it to the tea house. We love when our guests leave with smiles on their faces. As for the photos, that is a gift for our staff, they love taking photos! Some of them have photography as one of their favorite activities. Looking forward to your next visit!
Bernadette
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Michael was fantastic and the service provided was very impressive. It was a delightful tea experience for my grandmother and myself. We had such a good time, we returned for a second visit not two weeks later! We will certainly be back again.

- Alyssa Aug 2nd '13

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Alyssa,
I apologize for my delay in responding. Yes, Michael is fantastic, isn't he? We are lucky to have him with us. He is a wonderful server. We are so glad that you and your grandmother enjoyed yourselves so much as to come back so soon! Keep an eye on your grandmother during this icy winter and hope you both will be back when the weather warms up.
Bernadette
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I love bringing friends and family to High SocieTea House for their first time visit! It is always such an enjoyable atmosphere and the freshest and tastiest food. My father grew up in England so we like to make special afternoon visits which feel like a little trip back home for him.

- Catherine Jul 29th '13

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Catherine,
Please accept my apology for not responding sooner. So glad you enjoy bringing friends and family to our tea house. I am always a little nervous when I hear our guest is from England. The bar is very high! Lol! Thank you for your words, they mean so much to me and my staff. Looking forward to your next visit.
Bernadette
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A sweet tea house with delicious food. The pear salad is my personal favorite.

- Tara Nov 23rd '12

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So glad you enjoyed yourself. the pear salad is also one of my personal favorites! Hope to see you soon.
Bernadette


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