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Tea Hive

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310 NJ-94, Newton, NJ 07860, USA 973-579-7177 Website Owner?

Sun closed Mon closed Tue closed Wed 11:00am – 4:00pm Thu 11:00am – 4:00pm Fri 11:00am – 4:00pm Sat 11:00am – 4:00pm
The Tea Hive is antique to Sussex County. It is located less than one mile from Newton in the beautiful, bucolic countryside of Fredon, New Jersey. It is a place where one can get away from the hustle and bustle of life and relax and enjoy an elegant tea lunch, a variety of afternoon teas, or just tea for one in the ambiance of an historic house, built in 1793. Tea and refreshments will be served on antique china. Each individual will have their own teapot filled with their choice of tea from over 20 selections.<BR><BR> When you visit The Tea Hive, and you simply must, you will 'bee' in for a rare 'tea party' dining experience. At the Tea Hive the tea not only represents the delightful brews served, but taste, elegance, and authenticity. The Tea Hive is a marvelous combination of English elegance and country charm. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy serving you.<BR><BR>

Recent reviews

    • Tish

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      At this time I believe they are closed. Website gone and phone is no longer in service. So sad. Was so wonderful!!! Always a pleasant experience.

    • La Tea Da

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      THE TEA HIVE CLOSED AS OF FEBRUARY 27, 2012

    • Kathleen San Martino

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      I love this tea room and have been here twice. They are so popular that you have to make reservations about one month in advance. Their selection of teas is good and their sandwiches are excellent. My one suggestion is that you request not to be seated by the beahive bump in the wall in the last room because that table is very cramped. Each room has a different theme and color, which is exciting. The view is also very nice from the back since it's located in beautiful Sussex County. I would definitely go back again if it weren't so far away and it was easier to get a reservation at the last moment. To me this place is almost on par with HighSocieTea in Wayne, NJ. The Wayne tea room is absolutely the best I've been too and Tea Hive is a close second.

    • Alice P.

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      My daughter and I visited the Tea Hive for a celebratory lunch and had the most wonderful time. The hostess and owner were superb and even went out of their way to make this a special day for my daughter. She is a young girl and she was showered with a special dessert with a candle, a pink boa, and a hat a match! She felt like a little princess. Seeing her happy was all that matters and the entire staff helped make her day a great one! Both of our lunches were divine, I ate the elegant tea lunch and my daughter had the young ladies lunch. I hope the staff can read this because they deserve a big THANK YOU!! We will be back soon!!

    • Lee

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      My husband and i have been coming to the Tea Hive for seven years now.We come once a month. I was very upset to read the review on 2/3/10.I feel I must comment. When you walk in you are warmly greeted by either Dawn or Julie. The decor is so beautiful. Julie who is the owner takes pride in the decor, she personally does the decorating. About the china, they are always clean and never ever dirty or chipped. Julie and the staff would never allow that to happen. Again Julie takes great strides to make your experience at the Tea Hive a wonderful and memorable one. The food at the Tea Hive is so delicious. My husband and I love the food.There is quite a large selection to choose from. It is always fresh and tasty. It is made with great care and love. You will never walk away hungry, the portions are a great size. The desserts are to die for.The staff at the Tea Hive are awesome people. My husband and I will also bring some friends with us, and everyone we took with us loved the Tea Hive.So I highly recommend the Tea Hive to anyone interested in great food and a wonderful dining experience.

    • Henry

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      My wife and I returned to Tea Hive for the first time in a while and were pleased to see that it had maintained it's standards. We had a most enjoyable experience. The Victorian Room is very nicely done and the Elegant Tea Lunch was superb. The service was attentive and very friendly. We are looking forward to our next visit.

    • K.R.

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      I went to this tea room due to the great reviews, however, I was completely disappointed. The decor is what I refer to as 'dirty-chic'. It's just a bunch of wobbly old tables, chipped plates, and tarnished cutlery, thrown together. I felt like I was eating off of dirty dinnerware. It really was unpleasant. My cup actually had dirt in it, and when I asked for a new one, my dirty cup was just put back in the clean dish area. Yuck. As I mentioned above, the cutlery had black tarnish on it. I was too grossed out to put it in or near my food or mouth. The food itself was very mediocre to bad, and the tea selection was limited. I still do not understand why the glowing reviews.

    • Lisa

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      I have been coming to the Tea Hive for a number of years and look forward to it every time. Just walking through the door puts me in a different world. The food is gourmet on every level.The teas are the best. I've been to other tea rooms and there is no comparison.I can't say enough about the Tea Hive. The staff is super friendly and I'm glad I was introduced to this hidden treasure.

    • Evalyn

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      Love the Tea Hive!! Been dining there for many years. Food is always delicious. The ambiance is relaxing, elegant and quaint at the same time. The menu has MANY choices for everyone, my husband loves it there too! Prices are very reasonable and portions are plenty. The desserts are to die for! And everyone is always friendly and pleasant. Have seen some bridal and/or baby showers there as well and it looks like a wonderful time for ladies to come together. Would highly recommend!! :)

    • lynne M.

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      I visited the Tea Hive today and I was so disappointed. First disappointment was the food. All openfaced sandwiches that had no flavor. Very bland and the bread was stale. Although the new england clam chowder was delicious, the portion was absolutly tiny. The first pot of tea was okay, Spiced Pear, but I couldn't taste the pear only the spice. The second pot was very good but the teapot didn't pour correctly and I ended up spilling alot while pouring. Over all the Tea Hive was a waste of 60.00 for two.

    • Henry

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      My wife and I recently revisited the Tea Hive after some monthhs and were delighted to find that the standards of food and service remained excellent. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a first rate tea room experience.

    • Julia Douglas

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      The Tea Hive is my favorite place to go and have that spot of tea. It is such an experience....I do not want to leave once getting there. It is very cozy and keeps with the English tradition of proper tea atmosphere. Bee sure to visit.

    • Sabrina

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      I had my bridal lunch at the Tea Hive and couldn't have asked for better food, service, or atmosphere! They took great care of everyone in my party, including the flower girl. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a place with everything!

    • Joanna

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      The Tea Hive is one of my family's favorite places to visit in NJ. We have had at least three parties there, and everyone was so impressed with the beautiful decor and great food. The desserts are wonderful! Even if you don't live in the area, this place is certainly worth the trip.

    • Lisa Carlino-Boyd

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      Myself, family and friends recently celebrated my sister's 60th b'day party at the Tea Hive. What a wonderful experience! The tea, food, and service were excellent. The decor was captivating and the gift shop was great ! ! The only problem is one bathroom and a long line that day since it was very crowded with our party along with folks in the other tearooms. Otherwise I'll be back, hopefully real soon to bring my other sister who missed the party that day. Thank you.

    • Darlene

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      Our party had the most wonderful time at the Tea Hive. The service was of the best I ever had, the staff made you feel very welcome and at home. The tea choices were excellent and the food was superb. I will be here again!

    • unhappy patron

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      i was very disppointed with my recent visit to the tea hive. i had the afternoon tea sampler. the muffins and breads were not fresh and the scones were stale as well. the tea sandwiches were also not prepared today. the desserts were too sweet and covered with whipped cream, very unexciting. the decor and service were great however, not enough to make up for the poor food experience

    • Grace Middleton

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      We came to the Tea Hive last week after making a reservation far in advance which included a credit card to hold the reservation. This is what was asked for by phone and on the web site. We were 14 women on a class reunion. We came from all over the country to meet at the Tea Hive. When we arrived we found our reservation cancelled. We were told we were supposed to call back a second time even tho' the Hive never told us that, had a contact number for us and had our credit card number. We intend to spread the word.

    • Queen Mother Bonnie (Fedorochko)

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      Our Chapter of the Red Hat Society, 'The Red Foxes of Bayonne,' had a wonderful time. The food was excellent, as was the service. The decor was beautiful. The ladies were impressed. We hope to come back soon

    • Linda R

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      I've taken friends and family here on 3 different occasions. The service and foods offered are excellent....the High Tea luncheon was comparable to having it in England! And the litte shop attached is wonderful as well. North Jersey's best kept hide-away!!!

    • Jackie

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      I have been to The Tea Hive 5 times and each occasion was wonderful. We have had 2 bridal showers held there, and both were great. Wonderful atmosphere.

    • Katie

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      I had my bridal shower here, and it really was the perfect place. The tea luncheon was enjoyed by everyone, and the decor is so cute. I highly recommend it!