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Sugarplums & Tea

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403 Bank Barn Ln, Lancaster, PA 17602, USA 717-394-9166 Website Owner?

Sun 12:00pm – 5:00pm Mon closed Tue 09:00am – 4:00pm Wed 09:00am – 4:00pm Thu 09:00am – 4:00pm Fri 09:00am – 4:00pm Sat 09:00am – 4:00pm
Serving lunch, high tea, breakfast and a wide selection of desserts. Try our specialty three tier Courtyard High Tea. First tier includes soup or fruit with a fresh baked scone, second tier is a choice of four savories that change monthly and the bottom tier features a trio of our famous desserts selected by our chefs. No Tea Room is complete without a large variety of loose tea for you to take and enjoy at home. We offer over a hundred teas from around the world and a selection of teapots and tea supplies Both our Sun Porch and Library rooms are available for private parties. We welcome the opportunity to host your special occasion. We provide offsite catering for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, receptions, business luncheons, breakfast, etc. Please visit our website for our catering menu. Major credit cards accepted. Reservations suggested

Recent reviews

    • Michele J.

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      Have been there several times. Awesome food and reasonable price. Service is great. Huge variety of loose tea available for sale to enjoy. Highly recommended. Our ladies group looks forward to going there again in the near future.

    • Michelle Lechner

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      Lovely! We can't wait to go back. The Turkey and Stuffing Encroute , Sweet potato puffs, Beer batter scallop sliders, and Chicken salad on pineapple bread were all AMAZING! The desserts were out of this world. The attention to detail is A .

    • Ruth Brainerd

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      We had a party of sixteen, and among us we had four different dietary restrictions. They were very accommodating and had absolutely no problem taking care of all of us. The food was delicious! We had a wonderful time and have been talking about doing it again.

    • Robin

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      this is a modern tea room but you should try here for a different out look on tea.

    • Emily

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      This is a very pleasant tea room. I really like the tiny sliders! Though, I wish they'd serve the scones, which are wonderful, on different plates then the salad and sliders, just so the flavors don't mix. I also really enjoyed the lemon curd, which I had never had before. I wish I lived closer!

    • JoAnne

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      My daughter and I visited and had a wonderful afternoon. Pleasant service and relaxing atmosphere. We had the high tea. Can't wait to go back

    • Julie and Colleen

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      My cousin and I visited about a year ago to celebrate her birthday. We are still talking about how much we enjoyed it. The staff is truly wonderful and the food delicious!

    • TakingTeaWithNancy

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      We enjoyed a delightful afternoon tea/lunch gathering here with family members that ranged in age from 8 - 89. We were so pleased to be able to order off the menu and accommodate the youngest (with sliders), the oldest (with fish & chips) and the tea enthusiast (with the three tiered tea tray). From milk shakes to Ti kuan yin, we were all happy! Perhaps not your 'typical' English Tea Room, this tea room certainly met all our needs to a T.

    • R.G.

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      will you please for the sake of those who take your website as valid - your hours on your door at the tearoom is different then on the website - we were greatly disappointed that you were closed on Monday though you indicated on the website that you were open. do you service your website?????????

    • lisa

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      Fantastic lunch, one of my favorite places! Friendly and helpful staff. will go back again and again!

    • Cynthia

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      With 5 years of tea room business experience in two different MD tea rooms as a server and baker, I visited this tea room yesterday. I was excited about the 150 varieties of teas that were purportedly offered. However, I had to ASK for this menu. It's a special one, and then don't offer it readily. It was like pulling teeth to get the server to bring it out. Needless to say, the service was poor. The server made my boyfriend get up to check what kind of tea he wanted and seem put out by questions. She had no idea what desserts were being offered. I would have never been this way to a customer. Service is essential in the tea business. Your goal is to make the customers feel special, so read up on your tea selections and daily desserts. Tea is an experience. This is not Chili's. She was young, so perhaps this was her excuse. The one thing that sets tea rooms apart is how the high tea itself is presented. Completely lackluster and disappointing. Tea should be properly steeped using a tea timer BEFORE bringing it to a patron. Period. I should not have to time it myself and then fish out a wet tea bag and set it on the table (no plate was offered, and the wet bag sat there the entire time). The cups and saucers were glass (which does not hold heat the way fine china does), and nothing matched. Taking tea is an art, and decor and proper, elegantly appointed place settings are a huge part of this art. The overal ambience was confusing - are we in a barn? Porch? Not surprisingly, the food was lacking. There were no scones. Scones should always be offered and not be an option. And no clotted cream. What is high tea without clotted cream? The food looked inventive and ambitious when it came out on the very large (too large for the table) tier, but the taste of the meal fell flat on the palate. Everything tasted the same. Sad to say that 40 bucks later, we did not have a good experience.

    • Kristen (Sinking Spring, PA)

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      Beautiful setting. Adequate service. Food was disappointing. Nothing special and the desserts literally had no flavor. High tea didn't even include scones which was a huge disappointment. We had an interesting/ok time, but will not go back.

    • Cyndi/TN

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      My husband and I arrived here in the middle of the afternoon and had a late lunch. Our food was delicious,fresh,and plentiful. His oolong and my black tea were both very good and the service was excellent. They also carry Hues and Brews teapots and adorable creamers along with a nice variety of teas. I hope to stop here again during our visits to the area.

    • Ann L.

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      My friend and I from Virginia searched online and decided on Sugarplums and Tea in the Lancaster area. I have to say that our server, Becky, was very pleasant and accomodating. The presentation was also nice (we couldn't resist purchasing a few cream dispensers). Although I thoroughly enjoyed the flavor of my tea, the food was only average. I would love to go back, in hopes of seeing a few positive changes in that area. The black bean soup, bread, and poppyseed scone were very tasty. The grilled cheese, meatballs, chicken salad, tiny BLT, and sweets were average.

    • DJL

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      Our tea club recently had tea here. The food was wonderful and very filling. There was an error in the count for reservations and they were very gracious in adding 3 more teas!! Very accommodating. Service was excellent in a beautiful setting. Please visit this tea room if you have not been there. I definitely will return.

    • Carol

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      The food was excellent. However, we only received 1/4 of a scone, this was very disappointing. I wish they would work a full scone into the high tea price. The tea came out in a very plain pot, which was fine, however, there was no time to time the tea.

    • Devon H.

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      I had my surprise bridal shower tea at the former location at Rockvale Square, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was delicious, as well as the large tea selection. I felt the price reasonable compared to other locations I've been to; however, for the quantity of food you get, I would expect a little more. Overall, worth going (especially for the Hawaiian chicken salad, which is phenomenal!).

    • L Baker

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      We were visiting Lancaster and wanted to have tea. Sugarplums and Tea was a great place with a different style from most traditional tea room. The food was delicious and the tea nice and hot with lots of flavor. We would all go back when in the area.

    • Melissa

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      This is a nice place to visit--good atmosphere, good food, good for all ages. My teen-age daughter even had her last birthday party there, and they all enjoyed the experience. This new location can also service more people--just make sure you make a reservation if you are going for lunch!