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Tea On The Tiber

8081 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD
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Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm
Mon closed
Tue closed
Wed closed
Thu 11:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 11:00am - 5:00pm


Our shop has been designed to resemble an English tearoom from the 1850s, the time when tearooms began popping up throughout England, and 'teatime' became a national pastime for our British friends.

In the wintertime you can warm yourself by our coal-burning fireplace in the foyer, and in nicer weather you can 'take tea' on our deck, overlooking the Tiber River.


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Always a beautiful venue for tea. The holiday scone was lovely, although not really a scone. As noted in previous reviews, real clotted cream is not used, and is provided very sparingly along with small doses of jam and curd. We had to ask for more - it was barely enough for two, let alone four. I'd like to see more traditional sandwiches - not hummous. Egg, salmon, cheese, and cucumber/cream cheese sandwiches would be perfect. All in all, it is still a lovely day out for the girls.

- Alyson 12/29/13

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I have visited this beautiful tearoom before and the full tea was wonderful. Although, I had a cream tea last week and could not believe the little quality and quantity of food served. The watermelon was sliced about 2 inches wide and so thin it fell apart when I picked up each slice, the pineapple on top of it was also thin but it also was rotten.The fruit was not even edible. The grapes were fine but the cheese was cut about as big as third of my pinky. The scones were hard short bread served with it was not tasty I had one bite of my scone.Then left everything. I was very disappointed and the their food cost was not over $1, 75. I will not return for tea again..

- Jen 06/10/13

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The service and decor was wonderful. The server explained how long to steep the tea and to take the tea bag out, which is helpful if someone doesn't regularly drink tea. The food came immediately and was served on a pretty tiered tray. The scone,was delicious however, the cream is not clotted cream, real clotted cream is thick and dense this was more like whipped cream. The oreo cake and shortbread cookie was delicious. I really enjoyed the fruit and cheese as a palette cleanser. My one wish is that there was more of a selection of sandwiches and savories. There were only two small sandwiches tomato and cucumber, a tiny savory strawberry tart, and small bite of salmon mixture on bread. I left hungry for more than just dessert. If dessert is mostly what you like then you will be satisfied. I think for the price the shoppers tea would have been better.

- M 06/02/13