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The Tea Leaf

487 Moody Street
Waltham, MA
781-891-1900
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Hours

Sun 11:30am - 5:00pm
Mon closed
Tue closed
Wed 11:30am - 5:00pm
Thu 11:30am - 5:00pm
Fri 11:30am - 5:00pm
Sat 11:30am - 5:00pm

Overview

The Tea Leaf is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Waltham, MA.Our tearoom features traditional three-course Afternoon Tea and our A La Carte menu offerings include sandwiches, soups, quiche, English & fruit muffins, crumpets, scones and desserts. The Tea Leaf is the perfect setting for small bridal and baby showers as well as birthday celebrations. Please call to inquire.Our Tea Shop offers a large selection of packaged teas from blenders around the world. Our selection of teapots, tea cups, formal tea service, and tea-related accessories including Thistle Down tea cozies, and so much more. Our Book & Magazine section features Laura Childs Tea Mysteries, tea books and cookbooks as well as blank journals.The Magazine section includes 'The Tea House Times', 'Tea A Magazine', 'Tea Time', 'Victoria', 'Paula Deen' and more. In our gift shop you'll find Victorian art prints, greeting cards, stationery and notecards. Porcelain Victorian dolls, vintage-look Victorian cutout dolls, and childrens tea sets. Pilgrim Candle Company Candles, made right here in Massachusetts. Our boutique boasts carefully selected clothing, handbags, hats, shawls, jewelry and other fine accessories at affordable prices. Luxuriate in quality bath, spa & skin care products.The Tea Leaf, for tea and treasured things!




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The Afternoon Tea at the Tea Leaf is a must do experience. It is elegant yet very cozy. The tea selection is extensive and Sally brews each tea perfectly. The food is delicious, fresh, and plentiful. Sally takes pride in her presentation and it shows. She is friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. The atmosphere is quaint. You are surrounded by lovely tea things. What could be better? There are plenty of tea items to look at, enjoy, and even bye if you are so inclined. Sally is happy to assist you but is never pushy. I come here every year to celebrate my birthday with my family,6-8 of us. We are never disappointed. Sally always makes it special. She's like family! The tearoom is on a busy street but once you are inside you forget it is there. You may even forget it is the 21st century not the 19th! Do yourself a favor and experience the Tea Leaf. I recommend the afternoon tea but there are other lovely choices!

- Susan L. H. 01/21/14

Tearoom Response
Susan, what can I say? Thank you for your friendship and thank you for making my little tearoom the destination for your family gatherings. I love to see what games you come up with for your loved ones! Both you and Tom light up The Tea Leaf and Cindy loved meeting you all. You are both very special people. I am blessed to be in a business that I love and am blessed to have met so many wonderful people that have become friends. Until next visit, be well.
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I had the best time at The Tea Leaf. It was relaxing, warm and cozy. My pumpkin and peppermint scones were served with fresh whipped cream and jam, just perfect. And what a large assortment of teas and tea accessories. Next time I come back I'm bringing my sisters for a perfect afternoon out!

- Sharon 12/19/13

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Everything we had for our tea sandwiches was so fresh. The owner, Sally, was such a personable hostess and we had a lovely chat about tea, and she gave us suggestions about places to visit while in Waltham, historic homes, museums, shops, etc. I loved the tea that I had, I just had to purchase it before I left. I'm still enjoying it. We will be back! Thanks to Sally for creating such a lovely and relaxing atmosphere.

- Shirley MacArthur 10/30/13

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It's been a while since our last visit to The Tea Leaf and it's still worth the drive. The Afternoon tea is our favorite. The sandwiches are always freshly made and the scones, some of the best we've had. They seem to try to change up the sandwiches and sweets periodically and this visit they featured ginger scones that were really wonderful. We never leave this place hungry.

- Cynthia 08/20/13

Tearoom Response
Hi Cynthia, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. I try to change up one or two sandwiches to celebrate the seasons. Soon it will be Chicken with pumpkin! Happy Autumn and thank you again for coming to TTL. ~Sally~
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The Tea Leaf is consistently a relaxing, restorative, friendly, and delicious experience! A wide variety of teas is sold both bagged, and loose and special orders will happily be placed for customers. A great selection of teas is also served in the tea room. I highly recommend the full afternoon tea which comes with an assortment of tasty tea sandwiches, scones, sweats, etc.... The exact offerings vary from time to time. My current sandwich favorite is the chicken with avocado. There are also great soups and amazing desserts! The atmosphere is congenial and calming. It's not uncommon for guests to strike up fascinating conversations with people they just met. The Tea Leaf is wonderful just to unwind and for special occasions too.

- Ian S. 06/22/13

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Have not been to The Tea Leaf for quite a while but this little tearoom has to be our favorite. They have a new menue since we last visited and the choices are wonderful. This time around in addition to the Afternoon Tea service, we enjoyed the berries and cream offering and in addition to our hot tea, we enjoyed a green tea smoothie. Yum! They are offering a few different flavors of smoothie but the green tea was a great choice. We won't wait as long to come back to The Tea Leaf.

- Connie 06/06/13