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Miss Spenser's Special-Teas & Bed & Breakfast

3220 Wyoming Street | New Virginia, IA
641-342-1547 | Email | Website | Hours
Miss Spenser's offers an environment of respite and calmness...a haven in our hectic, every day world. We are a comfortable, yet elegantly designed tea room offering guests the opportunity to partake in a full 'English tea' experience with tables accented with fine china and linens.

Miss Spenser's serves a Traditional Four-Course English-Style Tea 'Meal' with predetermined menus which change monthly according to the theme and/or season. All of our tea foods are artfully arranged on three tiered trays and only quality loose leaf tea is served here!

In addition to our lovely tearoom - stay in our Carriage House B&B. Relax in our elegantly appointed, richly decorated suites with fireplaces and private baths. A sweet/cream tea is served upon arrival.

Come visit us today...we are just a short, pleasant 30 mile drive from the urban lights of Des Moines and a little over 2 hours from Kansas City.

See our articles featured in Tea Time Magazine March/April 2009 and September/October 2011
as well as Country Woman, April/May 2011

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Miss Spenser's Special Teas is truly incredible. The tea room is absolutely gorgeous and it provides a relaxing atmosphere with such charm. The food is divine and the service is fantastic. The lovely Miss Spencer's performances are full of eloquence and beauty. I have attended the Titanic tea and the St. Patrick's tea and both were truly brilliant.

- Rachel Dec 3rd '14

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My daughter and I have attended several themed teas and enjoyed everyone one of them. The tea and food are always perfectly paired with the theme and are delicious. Donna and Spenser are gracious hostesses who make everyone feel welcome and comfortable. We will be back for many more!

- Barbara Lombardi Dec 1st '14

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Attended the Christmas Tea this afternoon, and was again enchanted by the delicious food, gracious hospitality, and amazing literary performance by the lovely Miss Spenser! Such an outstanding tearoom and most memorable experience. You couldn't ask for a more delectable time!

- mary jack Nov 22nd '14

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I LOVE going to Miss Spenser's' it holds a special place in my heart:) The service and food is always impeccable!! Donna and Spenser make you feel right at home and love all their guests. No one could ever be disappointed!

- Dawn Kappelman Sep 21st '14

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Miss Spenser's is a wonderful tea room. Food and entertainment is the best. The way the food is displayed on the 3 tier center display is fantastic and the best food you will find anywhere. Their tea room is the way I think of a tea room being and you are always FULL when leaving.

- Karen Edgington Sep 2nd '14

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Really enjoyed our visit to Miss Spencer's. It was well worth the drive!

- Jean Craig Aug 6th '14

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Food is Yummylious. guarantee to satisfy every man, women, child. B&B is exquisite for food, romance, price. Can't wait to stay there again

- Karen S Jul 31st '14

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I attended the Ritz tea with my daughter and we had so much fun! The food was scrumptious and tea was made perfectly. I may make it to London some day to go to the Ritz Hotel, but it won't surpass this experience. Plus, Miss Spenser played the harp with the most beautiful, beautiful music
to soothe a weary soul.

- Sally Dulinsky Jul 25th '14

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My mother and I attended the Ritz tea today at Miss Spenser's, and it was WONDERFUL! The service was excellent, the location is picturesque, and the food was delicious! The live harp added an elegant touch. We will definitely be back!

- Emily Blythe Jul 19th '14

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If you have a 'Bucket List' and haven't been to Miss Spenser's Tearoom you must make it a point to do so. You will make memories you will never forget. Attending teas at Miss Spenser's is one of my most favorite past times. I am a devout Downton Abbey fan and loved the tea presented by Miss Spenser's. It was fun to pretend that I was a part of that glorious time period of such grace and nobility. Miss Spenser's transported me back in time albeit the atmosphere, fashions,program and food. Nothing was lacking in making my experience a memorable one.

- Char Massey Jul 10th '14

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Had to upload a couple of photos from the Black Beauty literary tea we attended on 6-21-14. Miss Spenser's always excels in every detail. Lady Donna is such a gracious hostess and Miss SPenser always expresses the heart of each program with finesse and clarity. The Arabian Nights tea served with this meal was astoundingly smooth and flavorful. The food is beautiful, precise and dainty. The grounds are immaculate. What a wonderfully fresh and romantic place Longview Farms is. Do yourself a favor and attend a tea soon!

- Wendi Taylor Jun 27th '14

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As always, what a delight Miss Spenser's is to me! The encore presentation of Downton Abbey was a 'sweet' surprise. Thank you Lady Donna and Miss Spenser for a wonderful day. Delicious menu, flavorful tea and excellent entertainment and company! Miss Spenser's never disappoints.

- Jenny N. May 21st '14

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One of the most enjoyable experiences! Food was awesome and the entertainment phenomenal

- Debbie Sarna May 14th '14

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When patrons are willing to travel during a tornado warning to attend a themed tea party, you know that Miss Spenser's is something special. Everything about Miss Spenser's is lovely, cozy, and delicious - elegant Victorian décor, scrumptious tea sandwiches and desserts, and perfectly brewed tea. I've never been disappointed and look forward to going again and again.

- Karla C. May 14th '14

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This is a fantastic Tea Room! Been there 3 times now and never a dissapointment about anything! Food, tea, program and congeniality are all 5 star! Last time visited was the Downton Abbey program - wonderful!

- Diane May 11th '14

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Miss Spenser's Tearoom never disappoints! We had another much needed break from reality. Miss Spenser a.k.a. Scarlett, transported us to a classic scene from Gone With The Wind. So much thought and practice goes into each performance, we are always delightfully entertained. The menu is always theme related and truly delicious, served to you on your own tiered tray. You are also treated to a bottomless cup of fabulous tea. Donna & Spenser are so friendly, they make you feel like the only person in the room. I would highly recommend a trip to Miss Spenser's Tearoom to unwind and relax, if only for a short time.

- Pam Apr 16th '14

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The Tea Room experience was a very special one,,,,we were celebrating our sister ,Molly's birthday,,,& she was so thrilled to have this wonderful experience ,,,to go back in time, is so much fun & Miss Spencer was such a joy to watch as she turned into Scarlett right before our eyes! We definitely be back,,,soon! Thank you for the wonderful memories & superb eats! Yummy!the atmosphere was excitement with the anticipation of Scarlett appearing & our delicious menu!

- Marlene Risinger Apr 15th '14

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I was very impressed with every aspect of the Gone with the Wind tea experience. I have visited many tea rooms over the years, and this was the best by far. I was particularly delighted with the imaginative and delicious food selections. The attention to detail and the themed entertainment make this a delightful experience.

- Diane Yates Apr 14th '14

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We had the privilege to attend the Irish Tea. Our Granddaughter was visiting here from Indiana and we brought our Granddaughter here from Marion. Spenser is our Granddaughter also and we are so proud of her unending talents. It was a very special time for all of us. The presentation of the food was beautiful and tea cup never ran dry. Guaranteed you will not be disappointed. We had a wonderful time.

- Pauline Cherryholmes Mar 25th '14

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I went to the Irish farmhouse tea recently with my daughter and it was soooooo much fun! The table setting was beautiful, the food delicious and the tea superb! I love a visit to Miss Spenser's!

- Sally Dulinsky Mar 20th '14

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Went to the Downton Abbey Tea. It was a delightful experience, informative of the era in clothing, culture, and food. No spoilers for the show, and the atmosphere was perfect.

- Michelle Mar 4th '14

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My husband and I enjoyed a lovely overnight at Miss Spenser's bed and breakfast. We were treated with such kindness and hospitality- such a relaxing and enjoyable experience! every detail is looked after. Highly recommended, and we will back for another stay soon.

- Stacey and Jim Mar 3rd '14

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Miss Spenser's Special Teas are indeed special. The tearoom and its ambience are wonderful. Lady Donna and Miss Spenser serve wonderful traditional teas with the Three S's (Savories, Scones, Sweets) on the requisite three-tiered servers. The food, tea, and service are all wonderful, and they are both so warm and welcoming as well as being so talented. Spenser's character-ization of the tea's theme is delightful. Sometime she even offers harp music during the tea. We drive over 3 hours to experience a tea, and it is worth every mile!

- Lani Willi Feb 24th '14

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Dear Lani: Thank you so much for the very heart warming review...this made our day! We so appreciate the fact that you drive so far to attend our teas...thank you for your commitment...we are pleased that you enjoy them!!

Thanks again...blessings to you this week,

Donna & Miss Spenser
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Always an enjoyable & pleasant experience at Miss Spenser's. We hadn't been able to attend a tea event there in over a year so we were thrilled to be able to attend the Downton Abbey tea. It was such an enjoyable afternoon. Delicious food, warm soothing loose leaf tea & great conversation. Also bought some caramel oolong tea to bring home & had a cup last night. Sooo good!

- Ronda Kelley Feb 24th '14

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Dear Ronda - thank you so much for coming down this past weekend...it was such a joy to have you and Jamie here again...been way too long!! We are so glad that you had a good time...thank you for your support and leaving a review, it means so much!

Warmly,
Donna and Miss Spenser
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The Downton Abby tea was perfect,as always! Love,love,love this tea room!

- Belinda Stuva Feb 23rd '14

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Belinda...thank you so much for the very kind review...we definitely feel the love and appreciate your support!! It is our pleasure to serve you and yours tea the British way...thank you for allowing us this opportunity!

Warm regards,
Donna and Miss Spenser
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This is the place to go to escape the hectic world, enjoy beautiful surroundings, wonderful tea and food and gracious hosts.

- Maggy Feb 22nd '14

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Dear Maggy...thank you so much for attending our Downton Abbey tea this past weekend...it was such a pleasure meeting you! We were so blessed to receive the beautiful china...anxious to use it! We have both been sipping tea out of the pretty cups this week...we think everything tastes better in a Haviland! (SMILES). Thank you again for blessing us with the china and the review!

Warm regards,
Donna and Miss Spenser
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Today's Downton Abbey tea and program were well prepared and presented. What a warm and inviting place to spend a winter Saturday! Can't wait to go back again.

- Donna Akins Feb 22nd '14

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Dear Donna: Thank you so much for attending our NEW Downton Abbety Tea...we are so glad that you enjoyed it and happy that you brought your friend Karen! It was nice meeting her. Thanks again for taking the time to leave a review; it means so much.

Blessings,
Donna and Miss Spenser
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There is no other tea room like Miss Spenser's! Today many women, one brave man and I enjoyed the Downton Abbey tea and treats and a special dramatic presentation about a wealthy young American woman hoping to meet the man of her dreams in England! Superb!
Once again, it was fun to introduce someone new to this one-of-a-kind experience.

- Beverly Kilman Feb 22nd '14

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Thank you Beverly for such a nice review...we are so glad that you enjoyed our NEW Downton Abbey Tea Party...we had a lot of fun planning it. Thank you for supporting us...we appreciate it so much!

Blessings,
Donna and Miss Spenser
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Tea at Miss Spenser's is always a delight! Donna and Spenser and the rest of their family are warm-hearted and wonderfully hospitable. They do a fabulous job making one feel a very welcome and pampered guest and the food and tea that is served is not only delicious but is beautifully presented. Time spent with them is certainly time well spent.

- Denise Greenlees Feb 17th '14

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Dear Denise, thank you so much for leaving a review...it means so much! It is always a pleasure having you and your mother attend and event...it was such a surprise to see you were amongst the group that day! Please come again soon...have a blessed day!

Donna & Miss Spenser
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My mother and I have attended Miss Spenser's tea room twice and both times have been exceptional. The food is prepared with care, and the atmosphere is warm and delightful; it's an experience to share with friends and family. Mom and I will visit again in the future.

- Jana Teachout Dec 15th '13

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The hospitality, the presentation, and the excellent food are all reasons to like Miss Spenser's. Donna, Spenser and the other members of her family always make us feel welcome and comfortable. The variety and quantity of food served are amazing. This time, Donna's son Zachary played a variety of holiday tunes on an electric keyboard. The choice of tunes was excellent and the volume allowed us to enjoy the music and continue our conversation. We'll be back.

- Carol Bodensteiner Dec 15th '13

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What can I say about my time at Miss Spenser's? Words can hardly express the experience you will enjoy when having tea at Miss Spenser's. You will be greeted at the door (or even in the driveway) with a warm smile and a welcoming hug. As soon as you find your seat, you start to relax. The tables are always amazingly decorated, and soon after sitting, you will be greeted by a warm cup of delicious tea. When the food arrives, you will find it to be arranged on tiered trays, and will find the food to be delicious.
When the programs start, you will find yourself hanging onto every word, and when it ends, you will find yourself wanting to hear more.
If you haven't had the opportunity to have tea at Miss Spenser's you need to find the time- it will not be something that you regret.

- Laura Dec 9th '13

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Miss Spenser's Tea Room is quite a treat. The ambience is warm and cozy with lovely Victorian touches. The teacup is filled often and the 3-tiered tray is filled with homemade treats to delight any foodie. But the best part is the performance of Miss Spenser when she goes into the character that is the theme of the tea and entertains with panache.

- arLene Shannon Dec 8th '13

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Just attended 'A Christmas Carol Tea'!
What a wonderful time. This was a Christmas present from a very dear friend. It was a perfect gift. Looking forward to attending another event.

- Kathy Dec 7th '13

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I treated my niece to tea at Miss Spenser's Welsh Christmas for her birthday and we had a wonderful time as usual. It is the perfect place to make special memories with someone you love. It was the young, budding actor Grayson's turn to show off his talents alongside Miss Spenser and he went beyond our expectations. Of course, Lady Donna's food was DELICIOUS! We haven't figured out how she manages to always come up with such uniquely, delicious offerings that fit in with the theme of each tea and we have never been disappointed. Zach and Don made sure we had plenty of tea and waited on us hand and foot. Each one of Hardin family is so talented in their own way and they are always so warm and inviting that you hate to leave. Running the tearoom is definitely a family team effort. They had a great selection of holiday gifts including many kinds of delicious teas. Their gift certificates also make nice presents.

- Char Massey Nov 30th '13

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We just returned home from a wonderful weekend at Miss Spenser'Tea and Bed & Breakfast. Cold on the outside but very warm and fragarent on the inside, once you step in the door. Grayson did an outstanding job telling Story of Christmas past through the eyes of a child from Wales.The food was excellant and the Tea the very best. We were privledge to stay in the Bed and Breakfast also. Ready for a getaway weekend check out the Longview Farms. Thank you Donna and precious family

- Pauline Nov 24th '13

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We had a great time as always! It was all perfection!

- Norma C. Nov 24th '13

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Today was my first visit to Miss Spenser's Tea Room and what a wonderful time! The decor, food & fellowship were delightful; will return again.

- Bonnie Miner Nov 23rd '13

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I have been attending the teas at Miss Spenser's since they started that was held in the home. Donna and Spenser fixed the 3 car garage into the most wonderful tea room. The food is always super delicious and look forward to new things that Donna fixes to eat. Always deliciously good!! The most wonderful tea room and you will be very impressed.

- Karen Nov 14th '13

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My first time at Miss Spencer's...This was truly an exceptional Ladies Tea experience! The beautiful Victorian decor played a part in the experience; so elegant! I was there for The European Adventure. The food was so tasty and beautifully displayed. The tea was great as well. The service was great. They always kept your tea cup full. I loved hearing about their trip to England and Germany, and the proper way to have tea! I definately plan on going again soon!


- Vickie Robb Nov 9th '13

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What an exceptional experience. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but after attending the Willie Wonka Tea, I am quickly scanning my calendar for the next tea that I can attend!!

- Heather Sep 29th '13

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This was the best English tea I have ever experienced..and that includes teas in London..at Buckingham Palace and Fortnum and Mason. Thank you Spenser, for the harp music.

- Claire Sep 29th '13

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Excellent decor, service, and beautifully prepared food. It was far better than tea at Fortnum and Mason. I will go again.

- P. J. Krantz Sep 29th '13

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The Willy Wonka Tea Party was exceptional fun! There were scrumptious chocolates and candies, of course, but the savories and scones were divine, too. The magic performed by 'Mr. Wonka', himself, was exciting and stunning! Hooray for another fun time at Miss Spenser's tea room!

- Sally Dulinsky Sep 23rd '13

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WOW!! The food was so delicious,the tea was tasty, the entertainment was exceptional,the serves was personable and the atmosphere was elegant.This was my first Tea Time and I'm looking forward going back,Thank you for a wonderful Tea Time experience

- Sue Green Sep 21st '13

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I love going with my friends great times great food very nice family will always go back can't
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- teresa dixson Aug 31st '13

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Miss Spenser's is one of the most charming place to relax, unwind, and enjoy a good conversation with friends. The food is excellent and made to the theme of the day. The entertainment is delightful and mind challenging. Miss Spenser does a wonderful job with her dialogs and skits!!! Thank you Donna and Spenser for a wonderful place to go! Good to know you are back!

- Virginia Miller Aug 27th '13

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A Lovely experience hosted by wonderful people who go out of their way to make their customers feel like honored guests. The tea and food was delicious and the decor enchanting. Well worth the drive.

- Kaleigh Stevenson Aug 27th '13

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There really is nothing like Miss Spenser's Tea Room! It is truly outstanding--more than just a tea room--it is a not-to-be-missed Experience! A treat for a birthday girl (or boy!) of any age--the food is excellent, the ambiance charming and totally unexpected and the tea limitless in a real china cup. The only way to fly!

- Sheryl Lynne Carter Aug 19th '13

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I really enjoyed the whole experience. The atmosphere is very inviting and the food went well with the tea that was served. Did I mention the excellent food?! After lunch, the family went over the rich history of Iowa's prairies which was very interesting. If you asked me if I'd go again, my answer would be a resounding yes!

- Dustin Aug 13th '13

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It was such a treat to finally introduce my daughter Jill to Miss Spenser's at the Patriotic Tea in July. I have been telling her about this one-of-kind place for several years, but this was our first time to enjoy the experience together. Because there wasn't a formal program, we had an opportunity to really chat with the hostesses which added an even more personal touch to the day. Always the best of everything!



- Beverly Aug 7th '13

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My two cousins and I (aka the 3 Muskateers) have been here 2 times to stay and 2 times for tea and everytime we are here we feel like part of the family!!! They always make us feel welcome and remember everything about us!!! We affectionately call it our home away from home!!! We look forward to coming back soon to spend time with our extended family!!

- Jill Fuller Aug 5th '13

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So enjoyed the 'Prairie' Tea 7-27-13. Information was so good, and want to see the virgin prairie. The food was super good, it had been awhile since my daughter and I had been able to attend, since I am now five hours away, it has to be planned ahead, but it is never a disappointment, as it is good to be back with old friends and love the Victorian atmosphere of Miss Spenser's Tea Room! Best fresh-leaf Tea and attractively arranged, delicious Food Ever!

- Shirley Aug 5th '13

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Miss Spencer's is one of my most favorite places to go. It has become a tradition to go a couple of times a year with my mom, aunt, and cousins. I always look forward to it. The food is amazing, and so are our hosts. Can't wait to go back!

- Nicole Aug 2nd '13

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Dear Nicole, thank you so much for leaving such a sweet review. It is always a blessing to us when families congregate around the tea table and we feel honored that we are able to do that for you! We look forward to having you again soon; lots of fun things are planned for the fall and Holiday season!

Blessings,
Donna and Miss Spenser
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I wish there was a beyond excellent choice, because that would be one way to describe Miss Spenser's.
I've had several opportunities to enjoy my time at Miss Spenser's and never have experienced a time that I have not enjoyed or left wanting more. When i see 'tea' on my calendar, I get excited and know that no matter what the week may bring, that tea time will make it all better.
The atmosphere is well thought out, the tea program is always beyond excellent and wonderfully done, and the food and tea are beyond wonderful.
If you have not had the chance to experience tea at Miss Spenser's, you truly are missing the experience of a lifetime- add it to your bucket list.

- Laura Aug 1st '13

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Dear Laura, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review...we always love it when you come. We are so glad that tea time at Miss Spenser's brightens your week...we do not take that lightly and feel honored that you feel that way!

Thank you again!! Blessings to you as you start your new job!

Warmly,
Donna & Miss Spenser
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Took my two granddaughter's to the American Girl Doll Tea.. It was a wonderful experience for all of us. The food was geared toward children but their favorite tea sandwich was the cucumber and dill. The program was entertaining . They made an old fashioned radio and had a broadcast of a radio program of Kit Kittridge which they taped themselves. As a Grandmother I appreciated the tea etiquette lessons at the beginning of the tea. Ms. Spenser was so nice and really connected with the children. We definitely will go back again.

- Peggy Benson Aug 1st '13

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Dear Peggy, thank you for bringing your family to tea...it was delightful to meet you and we are so glad that you had a wonderful time! Please come back and visit, lots of fun things are planned for the Fall and Holiday months!

Blessings,
Donna and Miss Spenser
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I've had several opportunities to enjoy tea at Miss Spenser's, and each time has been a treat. Most recently, a friend and I enjoyed excellent food (the signature cucumber sandwiches were just one of many items served) and a delicate, flavorful leaf tea, excellent hospitality, and excellent conversation on a day without a program. Even though this wasn't one of the 'Special' teas, it was certainly special to us. Thanks for a lovely time.

- Carol Bodensteiner Aug 1st '13

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Dear Carol: What a pleasure to serve you and yours tea! We feel so blessed that guests bring their friends here to Miss Spenser's; our friendship horizon has definitely expanded! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we hope to see you again soon!

Donna & Miss Spenser
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My mother took me to this tea as a birthday gift. One of the best gifts I could receive! The atmosphere is beautifully Victorian and calming with theme music playing softly in the background. The food was artfully arranged and given names to follow the prairie theme. Absolutely Delicious! A wide variety of savory and sweets. The tea served was a wonderful Orange tea. Miss Spenser gave an awesome presentation on the Iowa prairies and discussed some of the wild flowers in her own garden. Her passion really shined through in her presentation. A totally enjoyable and memorable tea. Warm and welcoming hostesses. Love this place and these people!

- Elaine Seuferer Jul 30th '13

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Dear Elaine - it was a delight to have you and your mom here for tea...we have missed you so! Thank you for the sweetest words...we are so happy that you enjoyed your birthday gift from your mom!! Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to do what we love...we are blessed! Hope to see you again soon - and wonderful birthday blessings to you this year!!

Summer Blessings,
Donna, Miss Spenser & Family
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Would you drive three hours for afternoon tea? We did and it was worth every mile of the drive! This was our first visit to Miss Spenser's and what a delightful prairie themed tea! The ambiance was inviting and relaxing in perfect step with the beautiful Victorian decor. The tea menu was a creative and whimsical reflection of the theme and each delicious bite was served with gracious hospitality. The program was informative and well done. Thank you for a very special experience.

- Mary Pendell Jul 29th '13

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Dear Mary, thank you for taking the time leave a review and thank you for driving so far for a cup of tea! We are honored!! So glad that you had a good time; it was a pleasure meeting you and your husband....thank you again for the review; we hope to see you again soon.

Warm regards,
Donna, Miss Spenser & Family
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Hospitality, service as well as tea and food quality and presentation are excellent. Victorian room decoration artfully arranged, creating a superb tea time experience.

- Richard Pendell Jul 27th '13

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Dear Richard, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review; it means so much! It was a pleasure serving tea to you and yours...we hope that you will return again soon.

Blessings,
Donna, Miss Spenser & Family
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Little Red House on the Prairie tea was charming. There was wonderful food associated with prairie flowers, yet with a delicious taste all their own. The tea with a hint of orange was excellent and the lesson about Iowa ecology was amazing. Fun Times, thank you Donna and Miss Spenser!

- Sally Dulinsky Jul 27th '13

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Sally, thank you for bringing Sarah and Laura to tea this past weekend. So glad that you enjoyed the prairie tea. After we learned what we did about the prairies...we just had to share with our other friends...so glad you enjoyed it!!! Always a joy serving you...thank you for your continued love and patronage.

Blessings,
Donna, Miss Spenser and family
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I LOVED the Edwardian Fashion Show Tea. Of course the models, Miss Spenser and Mary, were both GORGEOUS in their gowns and looked as if they had just stepped out of a fashion magazine. Some of the gowns were original from the time period and some were created by Spenser. They were gorgeous! You couldn't tell the originals from the re-creations. She never ceases to amaze me with her many talents. Lady Donna never lets us down either. She completely satisfies our appetites. Her culinary delights are so delicious and mouth-watering. I don't know how she comes up with the endless variety of foods she serves but we hardly ever have the same thing twice. As always, I'm looking forward to the next tea.

- Char Massey Jul 18th '13

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Char, we are so glad that you LOVED the Edwardian Fashion Show...we consider your review a compliment as you are an avid collector! Thank you for taking the time to write the review and for all your kind words...your continued support and love means so much.

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Donna, Miss Spenser & Family
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Miss Spenser's is a wonderful place to spend your afternoon. The tea room is beautifully furnished, the food is absolutely delicious, and Donna and Spenser are charming hostesses. You will leave feeling like you've had a wonderful visit with a dear friend.

- Molly Crawford Jul 15th '13

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Dear Molly & Family -- We are so blessed to have met your family via tea parties!! Thank you so much for kind review...it means so much. Thank you too, for your patronage and allowing us the opportunity to do what we love.

Summer blessings,
Donna, Miss Spenser & Family
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You won't find anything better. No details were missing in our two day experience. Excellent food artfully prepared and presented, attentive and friendly service plus more good things were all there.

- Nancy Overmoen Jul 8th '13

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Nancy, thank you so much for leaving a review; it was a pleasure meeting you and your husband this past June. What fun it is to find kindred spirits from other States! Thank you for coming; we hope you will return.

Summer blessings,
Donna & Miss Spenser & Family
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I've been to Miss Spenser's Specialty Tearoom twice - once with a church group of women and once with my cousins. My cousins and I have decided to make this an annual trip. Spenser and Donna are very friendly and take the time to visit with every guest. You will feel like they're your best friends. I wish I could go every day!

- Darlene Terpening Jun 25th '13

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Darlene: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review; it was a pleasure serving tea to you and your family! Do come again!

Warm regards,
Donna & Miss Spenser
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We had a rose tea. The flavor was fantastic. The food was wonderful. Just unbelievable. If you were there you missed a great tea party. A special performance by Miss Spenser. Who if very talented with her skits! I love coming to Miss Spenser's Specialty Tearoom. Donna and Spenser always makes you feel welcomed.

- Virginia Jun 24th '13

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Virginia: What a pleasure it is to serve tea to you and yours...we are blessed to have met you all through tea...thank you for your continued love and support!

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Donna & Miss Spenser
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Thank you for making another wonderful memory for my granddaughter, daughter and myself. Anne of Greene Gables is one of my favorites, and we had a great day!

- Kim Jun 24th '13

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Kim, it is always a joy having your family come for tea...thank you so much for the sweet card in the mail; those kinds of things are what keep us going! Looking forward to many more tea times with you and yours.

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Donna & Miss Spenser
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Another amazing visit to Miss Spenser's Tearoom. A feel good place like no other. Spenser always does an exceptional job with the program. We enjoyed her portrayal of Anne of Green Gables tremendously. The tea and food were exceptional, as always. You will not be disappointed with a visit here - take a road trip and relax for a tiny bit.

- Pam McIlrath Jun 23rd '13

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Pam, it's always fun having you attend our tea parties...thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for your continued patronage!

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Donna & Miss Spenser
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Thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to Miss Spenser's Special-Teas Teahouse with my daughter Emilie and her friends. The tea, surroundings, atmosphere, food, program and service were excellent. It was a unique event (Anne of Green Gables theme) and I love all things victorian/English. I'll be telling all my friends about this wonderful place and I'll be coming back for sure.

- Teresa Colyn Jun 23rd '13

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Thank you Teresa for your kind review! It was a pleasure having you for tea...and also a pleasure having you and your grandchildren at the American Girl Tea Party...such well behaved kiddos!! Thank you again for coming; we look forward to many more tea times with you.

Warm regards,
Donna & Miss Spenser
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Today was my second visit to Miss Spenser's. We had a wonderful time! This visit I was able to bring my mother along with a few other friends. It was so fun to get to share this experience with them! We are already looking forward to coming back soon and inviting more friends!

- Emilie Jun 22nd '13

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We are so glad that you had another nice time at Miss Spenser's!! Thank you Emilie for sharing our love of tea with your friends and family. Looking forward to having you again soon!

Warm regards,
Donna & Miss Spenser
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Miss Spenser's is a lovely setting, with exceptional food! The personality of the tea room is wonderfully warm and everyone leaves feeling uplifted. Miss Spenser and her family are amazing in every way!!!!

- Nancy Friday Jun 3rd '13

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Dear Nancy thank you so much for your kind words.
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What a wonderful tea room! The Edwardian Fashion Show was so much fun and the food and tea are fabulous! I can't wait for next months' line-up.

- Sally Dulinsky May 25th '13

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Thank you for your kind review; you know we love having you for tea!!
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This tea room is truly a unique and wonderful experience. The food, the atmosphere, everything is fabulous! Take a few hours for yourself to relax and enjoy this wonderful experience. You WILL keep going back again and again. I look forward to every visit. Thank you so much to the Hardin family for making me and mine feel like family when we come to Miss Spenser's.

- Elizabeth Bauman Apr 15th '13

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Dear Elizabeth: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review...we appreciate it so much. We have enjoyed getting to know you and your mother and friends...what a blessing you have been! Thank you VERY MUCH for the beautiful English bag filled with English travel notebooks for our upcoming trip...what a special gesture. Thank you again! Have a wonderful weekend!

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Donna & Miss Spenser
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This is an extraordinary tea room and experiencing a tea event here is indeed a treat. The decor is eye candy and the food is expertly prepared and presented. I attended the Empress Eugenie Tea, and the dramatic representation of the Empress by Miss Spenser was superb. I highly recommend visiting this tea room

- arLene Shannon Apr 15th '13

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Dear Arlene: Thank you so much for leaving us a review! It means so much. We so enjoyed meeting you and your friend from Indiana!! We hope that you will come again soon...it is our pleasure to serve.

Warmest regards,
Donna and Miss Spenser
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I had a fantastic day at Miss Spenser's Special-Teas! There was a delicious new tea, French Plum, and oh the food! Yummy! Miss Spenser gave a fun history lesson on Empress Eugenie, so I feel like I'm an honor student. Thanks for a great day in a beautiful establishment

- Sally Dulinsky Apr 15th '13

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Dear Sally - thank you so much for leaving a review...it always means so much when you take the time to do it...we truly appreciate it! Glad you enjoyed the Empress tea...it was fun to share it with you all! See you soon at our next event!!

Warmest regards,
Donna & Miss Spenser
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A fabulous experience! Delicious food, wonderful service, great environment. We have already made our next reservation. Highly recommended!

- Teresa Apr 9th '13

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Dear Teresa - sorry for the delay. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a note. We are looking forward to your next outing soon! Thank you for allowing us to do what we love!

Warmly,
Donna & Miss Spenser
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What a lovely way to spend the day. An absolute dream, so relaxing, tasty treats just a truly wonderful time. I'm already looking forward to my next visit to Miss Spencer's.

- pam Mar 27th '13

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Dear Pam - nothing touches warms our hearts more than seeing Mom and Daughter taking tea together! It was such a pleasure to meet you both yesterday...thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review; it means so much. We look forward to hosting another tea time with you two again!! Thanks again,

Warmest regards,
Donna & Miss Spenser
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First time my husband joined me and he honestly is looking forward to going again!
Everyone is always so inviting and everything is always wonderful!
So easy to relax and enjoy- Thank You!

- Nocona Mar 22nd '13

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Nacona, you made our day! So glad to hear that your husband had a good time and that he is looking forward to coming again! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review; it is always a treat when you and your family come for tea...thanks again!

Blessings,
Donna & Miss Spenser
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Miss Spenser's is on my list of Favorite places for a Wonderful time. The whole family is involved in making both the tearoom and Bed & Breakfast the success that they are. There is a genuine warmth that pours out from each of the Hardins as they fulfill their duties to make you feel right at home. I am a Downton Abby fan and was thrilled when Miss Spenser's announced their tea with Spenser portraying a maid telling of her life and her duties. As always, her acting was 'spot on' and of course Miss Donna's food was 'very tasty' as they say in England. Can't wait for the upcoming Edwardian Fashion Show. I know it will be FABULOUS!!!

- Char Massey Mar 21st '13

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Char, what can we say? Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review!! Your support means so much. We look forward to having you again very soon! Thanks again for leaving a review, it means so much.

Blessings,
Donna & Miss Spenser
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My Friends an I attend almost every month. We love the food and enjoy the entertainment. Love the speciality tea's. Can't wait for the next cookbook. (I also need book #1)

- Carmen Stone Mar 20th '13

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Carmen...thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We love it when you call come...you bring such laughter and happiness!! THANK YOU! We always look forward to your visits. Thanks again for the review. Until the next time!

Blessings,
Donna & Miss Spenser
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Had a wonderful time here last week! Food was excellent and the service was heartwarming. I will definitely come back and bring my friends. Thank you so much ladies!
Leona Swope 3/19/13

- Leona Swope Mar 19th '13

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Dear Leona, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review; it means so much. We so enjoyed meeting you...Debbie has brought some lovely friends here to the tearoom, we count you as one of them now too! We look forward to having you again...take care until the next time!

Warmest regards,
Donna & Miss Spenser
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What a fun place to be for St Paddy's Day! If my friends and family are busy, I attend tea by myself, but I am never alone, because Donna and Miss Spenser pair me up with the best tea friends! I had such an enjoyable day with my new tea friends. The table was beautiful and the food and tea superb! I can't say enough good things about Miss Spenser's Special-Teas. I loved the Irish folk lore which Miss Spenser shared in her lovely costume.

- Sally Dulinsky Mar 18th '13

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Dear Sally, thank you so much for taking time to leave a review. We were so thrilled with the table selection last month...amazing how things work out...and now here you have reunited with old friends!! We always love it when you come to tea. As always, thanks for your love and support, it means so much.

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Donna & Miss Spenser
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My husband attended your Irish Farmhouse Tea this afternoon, and what a wonderful time we had. Donna, you and Spenser were so warm and welcoming. We enjoyed the tea, the food, and the program so much! Thank you for everything you did to make this such a memorable visit!

- Carol Meyer Mar 17th '13

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Dear Carol, what a pleasure it was to meet you and your hubby for the St. Patrick's Day tea...the tearoom never ceases to disappoint us with the wonderful new friends we make. Thank you so much for coming; we look forward to having you both again in April!

Warmest regards,
Donna & Miss Spenser
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What a wonderful time we had celebrating St.Patty's Day. Donna, you and Spenser never let us down. The food was wonderful, and the tea delicious. Spenser's performance was, once again, the greatest!! We always enjoy coming to visit with you! God Bless,

- Virginia Miller Mar 17th '13

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Thank you Virginia for your kind review...it is always our pleasure to serve you and yours tea. You all make us smile and we so enjoy and value your friendships. Thanks so very much for your love and support!

Blessings,
Donna & Miss Spenser
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Absolutely loved our visit. The food was yummy, tea plentiful and the historical presentation memorable. Thank You, Spenser and Donna. Can't wait to join you again.

- Verna Christopher Mar 13th '13

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Verna...thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review; it means so much! What a pleasure it was to meet you and your daughter's friends...such a joy! We cannot wait to serve you and yours again!

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Donna and Miss Spenser
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This was a birthday present for my daughter who turned 7 from her grandmother. We had such a lovely day. The owners (Donna, Spenser, Donna's sons) are the best part! Spenser played the harp which was beautiful--and a nice twist with more modern songs. There was such cheer in the tea room. You have to go just to meet such a neat family! My favorite food served was the scones with homemade whipped cream. I have made them since at home and all enjoyed them. This experience kept us smiling all day. God Bless good people!

- Lara Steward Mar 13th '13

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Dear Lara: Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. What a pleasure it was to meet your family...so much fun when we get younger girls in the tearoom...Miss Spenser and I have enjoyed the bonding that tea has brought to us. We hope you come and visit again soon, we'd love to pamper you again.

Warmest regards,
Donna and Miss Spenser
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My friends and I visited Miss Spensers for the first time this last weekend for the Downton Abbey tea party. We had such a wonderful time! The atmosphere was so relaxing and inviting. The food was incredibly good. We weren't expecting to have such a variety of foods to try and had been planning on stopping for lunch after the party. We were stuffed by the end! The family was so sweet and welcoming. I can not wait for our next visit and we will be bringing more friends next time!

- Emilie M Mar 11th '13

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Dear Emilie: What a joy it was to meet you and your friends this past weekend. Thank you so much for selecting Miss Spenser's as your fun outing! So glad that you enjoyed the food, left filling full, the hospitality and ambience. We work really hard to bring comfort to the city weary soul, so your review was very touching. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. Looking forward to serving you again.

Warmest regards,
Donna & Miss Spenser
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Incredible: look it up in the dictionary, and I'm certain it will say 'see Miss Spenser's Special Teas'. Each table is set impeccably; every morsel of food is delectable; and the bottomless tea is both heart- and soul-warming. Thank you Hardin family for your exceptional offerings of hospitality seasoned with beauty, comfort and artistry. Does it sound yet like we've had a good time? Downton Abbey was our third tea, and we can never wait to see what is next. And don't miss the shopping! Relax and be pampered - enjoy Miss Spenser's!

- Wendi Taylor Mar 10th '13

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Dear Wendi...my goodness, what can we say, but THANK YOU for the sweetest review. Thank you so much. This kind of review is what keeps us going! Many times at the end of the day, our feet are tired and we feel weary, but reviews like this are reminders of why we do what we do...thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review...it was truly a blessing and warmed our hearts.

Blessings,
Donna and Miss Spenser
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My friend and I went to the Downton Abbey tea and it was very well done. The tea is leaf tea and is served so often that you never drink a drop of tea that isn't the perfect temperture. The food is a joy to eat and always so fresh. The tea and tea trays made you believe you where at Downton Abby having tea with the family. When the house maid came in and shared her duties I was convienced that she rally did work as a upstairs maid. I am always so refreshed and relaxed after tea at Miss Spensers how lucky we are to live so close to a place where we are always treated like we are Ladies of royal blood. One never wants for any thing and always recieves such wamth and kind hospitality. Well done. I thank all of them for a lovely experience.

- Jean Morgan Feb 27th '13

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Dear Jean...we will never forget our first tea experience with you and yours at your surprise Anne of Green Gables Tea...what a blessing that was to have met you and your family so many years ago. Thank you a hundred times over for your faith in us and your patronage...it means so much. What a blessing our tea friends are...thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We cannot wait to have you all attend again!!

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Donna and Miss Spenser
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Very good Downton Abbey tea on 2/17/13. We really enjoyed it. Leaf tea (of course) was done quite well. Very friendly and loved the family participation.

- pat martin Feb 18th '13

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Thank you Pat, what a pleasure it was to meet you! Thanks for coming...please come again. Donn, Miss Spenser & Family
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I am so thankful that I was able to attend Ms Spencer's Tea room with my friends on Jan. 25th. It was just 'awesome'. My friends and I drove 3 hours to get there and then stepped into a whole different world. It seemed like we were in England at the Downtown Abbey. We were greated with warm friendly smiles and the atmosphere was so relaxing.I have attened the March Irish Tea, Titanic and now the Downtown Abbey. Everyone should go there just once and you will be hooked.

- -Marge 1/28/13 Jan 28th '13

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Marge, thank you so much for coming to tea here at Miss Spenser's. it's always a joy serving you! Please come again and thanks for leaving a review...it means so much. Donna, Miss Spenser and Family
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My Daughter and Granddaughter have the Ms Spenser's Tea room and I had an opportunity to bring my neighbors and daughter to the Downton Abbey Tea. We had a wonderful time. We live 3 hours away and not always able to come to the Teas. The Tea Room is decorated so beautifully and a very relaxing atmospher.I have attended the March Irish Tea, Titanic Tea and the Out of Africa Tea.You need to put it on your to do list for 2013 you will not be disappointed.

- Mom/Grandma Jan 28th '13

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Dear mom...what can I say...you're the best cheerleader ever...everything I know comes from you. Thank you so much! Love you, Donna and family
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There just are not enough, or deserving words to fully describe Miss Spenser's. If you have not had the opportunity to go to Miss Spenser's, you do not know what you are missing. From the moment you pull into the driveway, you will be relaxed and greeted by warm, and smiling faces. The tea room is wonderfully decorated, the tea is wonderful, the food is very thoughtfully planned out, and delicious, the programs are always wonderful, thoughtfully planned out, and awesome.
If you have not been to Miss Spenser's yet, make it part of your New Years resolution to go, you won't be dissapointed.

- Laura Dec 30th '12

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Laura, thank you so much for the kind review....it is always our pleasure serving tea to you and yours. Happy New Year!

Warmly, Donna & Family
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A great high tea with excellent service and entertainment.

- Marsha Dec 29th '12

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Thank you so much Marsha! What fun it was hosting teas for you and your friends! Thanks for your support! Hope hubby is doing better after his surgery...you might need to check in here to recuperate after playing nursemaid! (Smiles). Happy N we Year!

Warmly,
Donna & Family
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My husband and I stayed in the B&B in the Spring of 2012. It was just wonderful to be greeted with a friendly smile, lovely accommodations, and tea! The breakfast was just delicious! My mouth is watering just remembering.
Marilyn Miller

- Marilyn Miller Dec 29th '12

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Marilyn, thank you so much for your kind review! What a pleasure it was to finally meet in person...please bring Jim back so he can build me a greenhouse like yours! We'll serve lots of tea and treats!

Happy New Year!
Donna & Family
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I have been here several times this year, and each time it's such a great experience. The food is always wonderful and the dramas put on by the children have been so special. Thank you Miss Spencer's for having a great place for my friends and I to 'hang out'!!! See you all next year!!

- Virginia Miller Dec 29th '12

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So glad you found us...what a blessing you and yours have been this past year. Thank you for you love & support! Happy New Year!

Warmly,
Donna
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My most recent visit to Miss Spenser's was a gift from a friend. We treat each other for special occasions and try to attend as often as possible. It's a perfect way to spend the time with a loved one!! The Hardin's are a VERY talented, gifted, and heart-warming family and I feel so blessed to call them friends. This particular tea was about childhood memories from Wales and featured the acting debut of Grayson (the youngest Hardin). He did a splendid job and I thoroughly enjoyed his Welsh accent and humorous story-telling. GREAT JOB!!!! I loved the food and samplings of Welsh candies. Donna and Spenser always incorporate special touches to tie the food and decorations to the theme of the tea. After tea, I was able to do some of my Christmas shopping. The teas, scone mixes, cookbooks,... (more)

- Char Massey Dec 21st '12

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Char, thank you so much for your kind review...we love it when you come for tea! Happy New Year!

Warmly,
Donna & Family