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Tea On The Tiber

8081 Main Street | Ellicott City, MD
410-480-8000 | Website | Hours
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 Dec 29th '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 Jun 10th '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 Jun 2nd '13

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Owner Linda (who's a joy) made the point of visiting every table @ my visit today! I come by for the hospitality, the ambiance and the food. Never dissappointed.

- Linette Mar 8th '13

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Overall excellent experience. It is my understanding that it is under new management and the new owners are doing a great job. The variety of teas were almost overwhelming but everyone in our party chose different teas so we were able to experience many. The food was excellent and while appearing to be a small amount at first, it definitely left you feeling stuffed. Loved the numerous varieties of foods so you weren't committing to just one type. We were fortunate to get the private sitting room for four which enhanced our experience. The historic building is lovely and well maintained and decorated perfectly to suit a tea room. The staff was attentive and helpful. The period costume on the server was a nice touch. Recommend highly and will definitely return.

- JuDee Caquelin Sep 25th '12

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I was very impressed with the charm of both the staff and the location in Historic Ellicott City. The food was excellent and was presented beautifully. We has a lovely time. I work for a local wedding magazine and I immediately recommended this tearoom to local brides for bridal showers.

- Staci Sep 25th '12

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I have been to Tea on the Tiber twice since it came under new management at the end of August. I took my sister, with our two 5year old daughters as a special treat for my daughter's birthday, and we had a lovely time! In fact we had such a great time my daughter and I went back the next weekend with my MIL and SIL! The atmosphere is warm and inviting, as is the entire staff. We were seated right away, and checked on numerous times throughout our visit, to make sure we had everything we needed, and to answer any questions we had about the historic treasure of a tea house! We had a tour of the whole tea house, and each room is elegant and special in it's own way. There is a whole menu of teas to choose from, everybody gets their own tea pot. An elegant three-tiered tray is served to ... (more)

- Kristen Sep 25th '12



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