TeaGO

TeaGO
OUR NEW APP

Download on App Store Get it on Google Play
Login or Register
victorian

The Tilted Teacup Tea Room and Boutique

 (22 reviews)

103 South Saxon Avenue Brooksville, Florida 34601-3434, United States 3525934111 Website Owner?

Sun closed Mon closed Tue 11:00am – 3:00pm Wed 11:00am – 3:00pm Thu 11:00am – 3:00pm Fri 11:00am – 3:00pm Sat 11:00am – 3:00pm
Welcome to The Tilted Teacup Tea Room & Boutique situated just 2 blocks from the May Stringer Heritage Museum. We are located in an old southern style house with a quaint front porch, which was the old Rogers' Christmas House!! If you listen closely you will feel as if you are going back in time as you hear the church bells ringing and the sound of the whistle as the train passes by. While spending time sipping tea with friends in an unhurried atmosphere. We offer fresh baked scones, homemade quiche, soups, and desserts. Please call for a reservation

Recent reviews

    • D p

      

      We went to the titanic tea event which was so much fun. We love the atmosphere, it is beautiful and clean. The food was ok, I had potato soup that was great flavor and texture. But was room temperature. The brown sugar scones were delicate, warm and flavorful. The tea tray came, the cranberry chicken salad in a toast bowl. Unfortunately the toast was burnt on top. The quiche was also slightly burnt. The beef Wellington and salmon sandwiches were great! The 3rd sandwich was a piece of wheat bread with strawberry spread. Dessert was shot glass chocolate mousse with strawberries, very good. Lemon bar wth raspberries. Drizzle, it was overly powered lemon in flavor, texture was good, one bite was all you could eat. The hummingbird cupcake was moist but dense with overly sweet icing. Bucking ham tea was totally awesome. Hosts were wonderful and we enjoy spending time with them.

    • Donna Opala

      

      Our tea group loved that you could change teas during our high tea. We were able to try 6 different teas. The choices for savories and sweets was outstanding,especially the creamsicle. You have our viote for best in the Bay and Central Florida area. Thank you for being you

      Tearoom response:

      Donna, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. We believe by allowing our customers to change to a different tea sets us apart, not to mention Aimee's creations. I'm a bit biased I guess, since she is my wife

    • Deborah

      

      Had my second visit to this tea room in Feb. First visit in former location was very nice. Good food and service. New location is lovely and the food is good, but other things not so great. First off, it was a cold day and the bathroom was freezing. I understand the landlord was in charge of the HVAC system, but why couldn't a space heater be placed in the bathroom to warm it up slightly. $25 at Wal-Mart. Simple fix. Secondly, my friend and I waited for more than 30 minutes for our pot of tea. The place didn't seem that terribly busy. Then another 30 minutes for our food. Considering the menu specifies time limits for each tea sitting we were concerned that we would have to eat in a hurry, but when we inquired as to the enforcement of those limits we were told we would be allowed extra time to enjoy our meal. Our waiter was very friendly and said another group quite demanding. made me wonder why one party would have to suffer, why not get another of the wait staff to take over.

      Tearoom response:

      Gail, Sorry for the delay on our response, as well as the visit you experienced. We had just opened in November in our new location and were still working out all the quirks of an old house. Depending on what you ordered would depend on the wait for the food. As any tea room, when you order any of our menu items that include tea sandwiches, there will be a delay since everything is made fresh to order and there is an attention to detail. We do manage our staff according to the amount of reservations that we have for that day, we can't always know how many walk ins we will have. We do foster an unhurried relaxing atmosphere and would never rush anyone out due to our delay. John

    • Shirley

      

      My daughter and I have been to your Tea Room 4 times, (2 of them with my granddaughter at the Downton Abbey Tea.) We love the new location and have always ordered the high tea. You have the best soups and scones! The setting is very relaxing and quaint and the servers are attentive and knowledgeable about the teas on offer. My sister from Manitoba is visiting in March and insisting on a trip to your Tea Room. Looking forward to it.

    • Tammy

      

      Visited at the new location (old Rogers Christmas House). Happy to see these buildings being used again. The location is nice the decor nice , not over done. The service was courteous , polite and servers knowledgable and were dressed cutely. We had the High tea, which included-soup, quiche, sandwiches, a scone and some petit four style desserts. The broccoli soup topped with pie crust was served in a tea cup and was very tasty. The crustless spinach quiche was also very good (not a typical portion, on the small side) as was the golden crusted blueberry scone And although the scone was served with Devonshire cream , there wasn't any jam/jelly/marmalade served with it, but you can purchase lemon curd at an additional cost Our finger sandwiches were cream cheese and cucumber, pimento and cheese, and Waldorf- all very good. The three petit fours were chocolate ganache type, lemon bar and an orange colored one, (not sure of the flavor ) all on a graham cracked crust base . They offered a nice selection of tea- regular, herbal, white and rooibos I had the Nutcracker which had a nice almond flavor. All in all we had a very pleasant visit. The only somewhat negative thing I can say is that with tip, the High tea for two came to $50 - a little expensive for a small amount of food. I have had others which aren't as costly.

      Tearoom response:

      Tlee, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a gracious review. My wife and I were definitely born in the wrong era. We have a passion to not only bring life back to old houses, but to put a unique spin on them and to fellowship with our customers. My wife also is the one who has decorated and has made all of the floral arrangements thru out. Most of the recipes are hers as well and she uses a lot of great ingredients. My hat is definitely off to her! She puts so much detail into everything that is placed onto our plates, tiers and into our teacups. We are very Blessed to have such an awesome staff as well. What I'm trying to say is, a lot goes into the preparation and it's more than that.....the experience from the first step you take onto our porch. If there was a way to make it more affordable without sacrificing the quality of our food, Aimee and I would definitely pass that savings onto our customers. We thank you again for taking the time and we appreciate your business. John and Aimee

    • Carolyn

      

      My three best friends and I just had one of our best tea experiences at the Tilted Teacup!! Even though we were late and spent longer than we should have catching up over wonderful pots of tea (we purchased the Sleepy Hollow on the way out) our hosts were gracious, and the food was great, and the ambiance was superb!!!! We look forward to returning again!!

      Tearoom response:

      So glad you had a great experience! We truly love reading reviews. Sleepy Hollow is one of our favorites as well. See you all next time:)!!

    • Adrienne Jarrell

      

      My daughter and I recently visited The Tilted Teacup. I have to say that I think this is our new favorite tea room. The building itself is adorable and from the minute you open the door, the atmosphere is very cozy. Both of the owners were so nice and the girl who waited on us was very attentive and sweet. We had high tea and it was delicious. I loved my soup and the crustless quiche was outstanding. The desserts were a little too sweet (if that is possible) and I wish they had sugar cubes, but these are minor things. We also liked that there was a gift area to buy tea related things. We both ended up buying bracelets with cute little teapots on them and I also got a set of 'tea' spoons. We will be back for tea again!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Adrienne, thank you for allowing us to serve you:) We truly appreciate your business and we are flattered to be your new favorite tea room! You are one of the lucky ones...we can't seem to keep those teaspoons in stock!

    • Jennifer

      

      Have visited this tea room multiple times and I have to say it is my favorite! The food, service and tea is wonderful, as well as the decor of this beautiful house. The special events they plan throughout the year are a lot of fun, too.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for being such a loyal customer Jennifer and for taking the time to write us this wonderful review!

    • 'Queenie'

      

      Three of us drove from St Petersburg to this fabulous tea room for our first experience on 2/7/14 and totally loved every minute of our time. The food was delicious, the scones were served warm and service from Jan was fun and friendly. We loved the town and everyone we met in Brooksville and can't wait till our next trip!

      Tearoom response:

      It's always a pleasure to get a great review like this one Queenie Tarrou! Although Aimee and I were not raised here, we have taken a liking to Brooksville. Love the history, the people and the quaintness. So glad to have met all of you!

    • Jeanne

      

      What a wonderful recent High Tea Luncheon we had with you .... we are so happy to have discovered you, hidden among those magestic oaks and in the quaint little town of Brooksville, it was a great Saturday adventure. Aimee and John, we were all delighted to met you and discover so many interests together, tea 'talk' high on our lists. Thank you for your gracious hospitality and to the staff, we all so enjoyed.

      Tearoom response:

      We are so glad The Four J's made the trek up to Brooksville to our tea room! It was a pleasure to have served you as well as a delight to spend time to chat.

    • Norma

      

      I took a bus of 50 ladies to this Tea Room for a pot of Tea and sweets and the Swedish Apple Cake was hot out of the oven and they all said was mouth watering good! I had the pumpkin cheese cake and it was the best! Raves about the carrot cake too. When you get not one complaint from 50 ladies you know the food is excellant. Thanks for the good time. I been getting feed back there will be a lot of returns to eat again at your place!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Norma, We have grown to love you! Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to serve all of your friends. What a sweet group of ladies they all were. So glad to hear that everyone was pleased with your choice.I hope they all appreciate all your hard work you put into the planning of their girls day out.Come <BR> back very soon. Sincerely, Aimee Gans

    • linda kunkel

      

      What a grand experience !!! Every single moment you are in the tearoom and on the grounds of this beautiful refurbished home you feel the magic! The way you are treated makes you want to continue visiting every chance you get. They welcome you as if you are old friends and make you feel warm and fuzzy all over ! Now let's talk about the food. Which is AMAZING !! Every menu item is so fantastic (and I tried most of them ) you just can't help eating more and more. I know Amiee is a fabulous chef however, I know her secret ingredient is true love for her guests . You can taste it in every bite . Her scones are some of the best I've ever had , not to mention that quiche ! The tea selection is massive, I drink pot after pot at each sitting ! Goodness I want to visit again right now ! I've visting several times for both special occasions and just because days and each time it is sprinkled with heartfelt welcomes and wonderful food and service ! John is usually heading up the front with a warm smile and a friendly hello , however in between welcomes he takes the time to visit each table just to check on everything and make you feel like a friend . This is one of the greatest tearooms I've ever visited ( I've been to over 100 ). This tearoom has it all, atmosphere, delicious food, great prices and gentility . Amiee and John I wish you the greatest success in everything you do !! You are an exceptional couple ! Thank you !!! Thank you !!! Thank you !!! See you Saturday for the Time forgotten tour ! Please visit this tearoom and judge for yourself, you'll be so very glad you did . P.S . Amiee please bring back the mushroom soup !!! It's soooooo yummy !!

      Tearoom response:

      What a wonderful review Linda:) Aimee and I thank you for taking the time to write it, so thoughtful. Oh....and the mushroom soup is back!

    • Nicole

      

      Absolutely brilliant! The food was perfect (best quiche I've ever had) and don't get me started on the goat cheese desert! Pricing was great for all the food you get! We had McKenna as our server and she was simply the sweetest girl ever c: loved it and can't wait to go back!!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for the review Nicole. My wife does make the best quiche:) Hope to see you again!

    • Amy

      

      Very Pricey for the small portions you get. Menu is limited on selections. Tea Room is very small, but pretty. Not sure I would return, this Tea Room just doesn't compare to the other tea rooms in Mt Dora and Weeki Wachee.

      Tearoom response:

      Very sorry you feel that way Amy. Thank you for being honest and taking the time to write us a review. We do pride ourselves on the quality of the food as well as the portions. We will definitely take this review to heart. Have a blessed day:)

    • Cindy Fala

      

      My sister and I and my granddaughter were here in early June. I never thought to write a review until I came upon this page. We had a wonderful time and one of the very best high teas we've ever had (and we try all the tearooms across Florida). To borrow a line from Mary Poppins: The Tilted Tea Cup is 'practically perfect in every way!' In fact, if you believe in 'perfect' it truly is! The food is excellent and very professionally prepared and served (highest compliments to Aimee!). There are so many delicious and inviting teas that it is hard to choose one (not to worry, though, the teas are available for sale in the gift shop). The tea room is in a Victorian home that is decorated beautifully and filled with southern charm (including a big front porch with a swing and small tables.) Everyone (our waitress, the owners John & Aimee and Aimee's mom, Jan) was so friendly, accommodating and helpful that By the time we were leaving we felt as if we had just visited with friends. My words do not do justice to the Tilted Teacup Tea Room. All I can say is if you enjoy a really nice cup of tea in a quaint and friendly tearoom, you will love it here. I will definitely be back again!

      Tearoom response:

      All I can say is wow as I read these reviews we feel so blessed by all of our wonderful guests...you really do become our friends and a part of our story. The compliments are not taken lightly, as they are so appreciated to let us know we are doing a good job. We realize how truly blessed we are to have met such wonderful people and pray that each of you have that wonderful and warm experience with us. Again it is a pleasure to serve you and have you visit our sweet tea room.<BR> <BR> Sincerely, Aimee and John Gans

    • Suzanne Arceri

      

      What a lovely afternoon I spent with my daughter on Saturday celebrating the Titanic Tea event. The teas chosen were wonderful and the tea trays were lovely as well as very tasty. We enjoyed the room we were in along with a group of lovely ladies that came from The Villages and dressed for the occasion! We wound up exchanging phone numbers and e-mails! Aimee and John you did a wonderful job. The servers were all very attentive and we lucked out -- we got Aimee's Mom as our server and she was such a delight! (I think you should hire her full time!!) We always enjoy visiting your lovely tea room. It is so calming, a true break in the day. Your staff is always very gracious and I have seen them all improve each time I've visited. We look forward to our next visit. Suzanne Carfora Arceri and Tonia Dawson

      Tearoom response:

      It was such a pleasure to see both of you again! I'll put in a good word for Jan:) <BR> Thank you for taking the time to write a great review and looking forward to serving you again!

    • Helen Cooney, Clermont

      

      My daughter, two friends and I absolutely enjoyed our vist yesterday to experience the Salute to the Titanic. One of the hi-lites was talking to John and Amiee about the history of the house and getting the tea room off the ground. We are all looking forward to our next visit. One suggestion...have some signs around town directing you to the Tilted Teacup.

      Tearoom response:

      We're so glad you enjoyed our tea room Helen:) I've actually put signs around town, but the zoning doesn't allow them so they get picked up. We do have a billboard and looking to get another one. Thanks for the tip!

    • Esther

      

      A group of my Victorian club members attended the Titanic Tea event. The food was delicious, the potato soup was divine, marvelous teas,lovely place setting, and the efficient, lovely server who told us tales of Titanic survivors. We loved this tearoom and plan to travel there many times to sample their delights especially that soup!.

      Tearoom response:

      And everyone of you looked great and fit the part! Thank you for attending our event, you definitely complimented it:)

    • Blue Bay Divas

      

      We had so much fun at your tea room ,we had a good sizable group and that didnt seem to slow things down . The food was scrumptious and those apple cinnamon scones! Yummy! I'm sure we will be back soon! Ps the staff was great .And it was great talking with Aimee about the history of their lovely Tea Room. See you soon

      Tearoom response:

      Such kind words Divas! We're so glad to have met and serve you. It was great talking to you as well. Hope to see you again!

    • Red Hat Flashes

      

      Service was very good, food was a nice high tea experience. Enjoyed our visit and sampling new teas, look forward to returning .

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you very much Red Hat Flashes:) It was a pleasure to serve you. Aimee and I are so glad you had a great time at our tea room. We appreciate you taking the time to add a review and look forward to your return.

    • Tonya

      

      This tea room has great potential -- just has a few quirks to work out, mostly with the service. They haven't been open long, so perhaps they will get the quirks worked out. The staff was inattentive yet friendly and apologetic. The Hawaiian chicken finger sandwich has the potential to set this tea room apart from other tea rooms if they were more generous with the filling. My tiered tray arrived before my tea or even a plate, and I believe more experience is needed in the preparation of the tea or perhaps a better storage of the tea as the flavored black I chose was bland. The ambiance of the place is delightful and I do pray the quirks are worked out quickly and this tea room will thrive.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you very much for your review Tonya. We embrace it and continue to learn and make necessary adjustments so that everyone gets a consistent experience and attention. As far as the tea, we do carry a premium loose leaf tea from Metropolitan Tea Company and I assure you they are in proper tin storage units, but that does not constitute or excuse a bland tea. We do pride ourselves in our quality tea and will make adjustments to make sure that the quality embraces every pot of tea. Thank you again for your response and hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. Have a blessed day...<BR> <BR> John and Aimee Gans

    • Denise Gomez

      

      Absolutely loved it! My mom and I drove over from the east coast of Florida to do some antiquing and found the Tilted Tea Cup online during some research. My mom and I had the high tea and afternoon tea. The difference between them is the extremely delicious loaded baked potato soup served in a tea cup - at least in today's offering. There was a crust less spinach and sun dried tomato quiche that was cheesy goodness. The finger sandwiches included were Hawaiian chicken on cinnamon raisin, pimiento cheeses on pumpernickel swirl, and cucumber rounds on white - they were all fabulous and were served beautifully. The strawberry scones were heart shaped and moist and yummy served with sweetened clotted cream. My mom, an avid coffee drinker, loved the nutcracker tea and my buckingham palace tea was great. The desserts looked scrumptious but we have no idea how they taste as we were stuffed. Can't wait to find out as we munch them later at home. The owners are a great couple with lots of information on the area and make you feel completely at home. The servers are attentive and friendly. After visiting so many Florida tea rooms, we both decided its our favorite so far! Not to be missed!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you so much Denise. It was a pleasure to serve you and your mom. We hope you had a great time in our area antiqueing! We are so glad you found us. It's customers like you that make all the hard work worth it:) Aimee and I will be praying for you and YOUR tea room!