Martha Green's Eating Room & Tea Room (4 reviews)
Not what I expected for "tea". Food and service were great but tea selection was average.
Tea seems to be in the title but not in the establishment. The pastries are wonderful, if you are in a stop and go attitude. The tea is a store brand nothing exotic
First off I want to say the customer service here from our server was EXCELLENT she was a doll. This is definitely a 'rustic tea' the tea selection we were given was 5 choices and the tea is served in mugs. Like stated though it is true to it's name and is rustic it is not your usual tea house as it doubles as a eating room. The do serve their food on a 3-tiered tray starting with a scone with fixings, 4 tea sandwiches (chicken curry salad, cucumber, egg salad in pita pocket & olive tapenade), last tier has 4 desserts (walnut bar, brownie, chocolate-dipped macaroon and lemon bar) the desserts really made the tea. We were also served veggie quiche and a chocolate parfait. The tea is served in a teapot with loose leaf tea but no heating element to keep it warm, this wasn't an issue though as the server was consistent but I did get a little bitter. For $20 the tea is a good value but if you are looking for a High Tea experience, this is not the place.
The tea was advertised as a 'rustic tea' so my expectations were not high. Was I surprised! The quality and presentation of the food was outstanding. The amount was extremely generous for the price and the surroundings were inviting, not cutesie but amusing and comfortable. The tea selections were limited but there were enough offerings to please most everyone but the exacting tea connoisseur. My only recommendation would be for the server to decant the tea (brewed with loose leaf) into another teapot as the remaining tea became bitter after it sat in the tealeaves.