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Miss Minerva's Tea Room & Gift Shop

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167 E Davis St, Culpeper, VA 22701, USA 540-829-9700 Website Owner?

Sun closed Mon closed Tue 11:00am – 4:00pm Wed 11:00am – 4:00pm Thu 11:00am – 4:00pm Fri 11:00am – 4:00pm Sat 11:00am – 4:00pm
We invite you to reserve Miss Minerva's for your special event: bridal shower, baby shower, office party, church group, family reunion or just a fun day with friends. In order to accommodate larger groups, we will be happy to open Sunday, Monday or evenings. We invite you to visit us at 167 East Davis Street -- just across Main Street from our original location -- in Historic Downtown Culpeper. Miss Minerva's Tea Room and Gift Shop is named in tribute to the 'little lady' who sits at our entrance to greet our guests -- Miss Minerva! Visit us at our web site www.missminervas.com or call 540-829-9700 to make luncheon reservations, and/or order from our 50+ fine loose teas. Our menu is also listed on our web site. When you dine with us, you will be seated in our lovely dining room. You'll enjoy a fresh homemade scone with clotted cream and jam, a pot of tea, an assortment of tea items, including tea sandwiches, savories and desserts. Visit 'Grandma's Attic' to select a special hat to wear as you dine. Allow time to explore our gifts which include a variety of tea accessories. We look forward to your visit -- Miss Minerva is anxious to welcome you.

Recent reviews

    • Carolyn Mawdsley

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      Miss Minerva's Tea Room is a dainty delight! We held a surprise bridal shower here and it could not have been more perfect! All of the guests adorned a lovely hat from Grandma's attic to make it quite festive. Monica and Pat were very accommodating and very easy to work with. It is nice to see that Culpeper offers such a wonderful place for a special occasion or just a place to drop in and relax with friends. If your needs require a unique place for a special occasion, look to Miss Minerva's Tea Room for the venue. Carolyn Mawdsley

    • Barbara

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      Miss Minerva's is a delightful experience! With a large variety of teas to choose from, you start by sniffing and selecting, and each tea is served in an individual pot. For my 3-year-old granddaughter they had an adorable animal pot. The food was delicious and healthy, and they can accommodate food allergies, gluten-free, etc. The hostess was attentive and accommodating without interrupting our conversation. Their dress-up room is fun too. Well worth the experience!

    • Patrick Hansen

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      Miss Minerva's is an experience you need to have. Located in the old downtown, you couldn't ask for a better atmosphere. The staff are the loveliest little ladies you've ever met. The moment you walk into the tea room to the time you leave, you've made friends and satisfied yourself with the best tea in town. I highly recommend you visit this little jewel if you haven't already

      Tearoom response:

      Patrick, Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Miss Minerva's and Downtown Culpeper. We know we are most fortunate to be located in such a wonderful town. One of the best benefits is guests like you, whom we enjoy visiting with and sharing about our town. We sincerely hope you all will be able to visit again soon. Monica

    • James Clements

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      My review of Miss Minerva's is long overdue, my wife and I have been enjoying teas purchased from the shop for many years. The tea selection is as excellent as it is varied, there is something here for every taste and mood. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere is traditional, you won't be disappointed! As a tea purchaser, I don't often eat at Miss Minerva's but when I have the soups are always delicious and the orange coolers are a definite treat that pair well with any tea. I highly encourage you to visit. If you live in the area and drink tea at home on a regular basis it will soon become your go-to for the drink we can't live without.

      Tearoom response:

      James, Thank you for your kind words. As you know, we are always delighted when you stop by Miss Minerva's. And yesterday, we enjoyed visiting with your family when they stopped by for tea. Families like yours are among the parts of life in Culpeper that makes this such a wonderful place to live and work. We look forward to your next visit. Pat

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    • Lauren

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      My best friend and I visit at Miss Minerva's twice a year to celebrate our birthdays and catch up with one another --- we began this tradition a number of years ago when Miss Minerva's was located at its old location --- so we have dined here numerous times. As always, the food is excellent and the wait staff most cordial. The seasonal scones are always a delicious start to the full English tea that we always enjoy. The tea selection is a wonderful variety --- have enjoyed every selection I've made over the years. Very nice atmosphere with numerous "tea" related items to purchase. Several adjacent shops are also fun to browse and visit. Spend the afternoon in Culpeper -- you won't be disappointed. However, Miss Minerva's remains a highlight and worth the trip.

      Tearoom response:

      Lauren, We enjoyed having you all for tea, and we are glad you enjoyed your meal and the tea selection. Birthday celebrations are one of our favorite occasions, and we appreciate you including Miss Minverva's in your celebration. We greatly appreciate your kind words. Pat

    • Ashli Thompson

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      I have been to Miss Minerva's twice and both times were fantastic! The tea room and shop are so inviting. All the tea knick knacks (cups, strainers, cute tea pot cozies, books, etc) that are for sale and decoration are on point. Super cute and functional! Amazing variety of loose leaf teas both to enjoy during a tea party and/or to purchase as to stir your memories while you're sitting at home enjoying a cup :) Our server, Savannah, was super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Monica also came out to greet us with her bubbly and friendly self! The food is terrific, good variety of goodies (scones, tea sandwhiches, pound cake, etc) and the clotted cream is the best!! I highly recommend checking this tea room out. You can pop in or make a reservation Sit back, relax and enjoy some yummy tea and treats!

      Tearoom response:

      Ashli, We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Miss Minerva's. Your comments are encouraging as it is our goal for our guests to relax and enjoy the company of one another as well as our meals and teas. We certainly appreciate your kind words, and we enjoyed your visit. Thank you for sharing comments that will help others who have not yet visited Miss Minerva's have an introduction to our shop.

    • Marlene Almstead

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      On a recent day trip to Sperryville and Culpeper, I stopped in to check out the tearoom, as all the tea rooms in Fredericksburg are closed. The owner greeted me with a free scone and some clotted cream to try. She gave me take home menus of their food and tea selections. I did not stay to eat as my husband does not kike tea rooms. Cannot imagine why. He thinks they are for women only. Anyway, my daughter and I LOVE tea rooms and ate at Miss Minervas at their other location some years back. It was delightful, delicious and we are going to drive back to Culpeper as soon as my recent surgery is completed, so we can enjoy the ambience and wonderful food. I am so looking forward to this road trip with my daughter. Thank u to the owner Miss Pat, for the wonderful scone she gave me, just for stopping in. We will see you soon, hopefully within 2 weeks. I recommend Miss Minervas to all who love Tea Rooms and their cuisine.

      Tearoom response:

      Marlene, How thoughtful for you to take the time to write this comment. We enjoyed your brief visit and are so glad you enjoyed the scone. We look forward to sharing our other goodies when you and your daughter come for tea at Miss Minerva's. Pat

    • ajs

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      The tea selection is amazing. The service is friendly and welcoming. We especially loved the little orange coolers. And what fun to see all the vintage hats. Joan

      Tearoom response:

      Joan, We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Miss Minerva's. We enjoyed seeing you and are glad you liked the orange coolers and the hats. It was a pleasure to talk with you. Pat

    • Jan

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      This is one of my favorite Tea-Rooms! The atmosphere is wonderful! The decor is splendid and adds to the relaxation experience. You will feel likeyou are having high tea in elegant style! There are many hats for you to fancy, teas and tea sundries are for sale. The scones and devonshire clotted cream is wonderful. I had the full three tier tea and it was a wonderful experience!

      Tearoom response:

      Jan, We are so glad you enjoy your visits to Miss Minerva's. We love having you and our other guests, and are always so pleased when you relax and enjoy a quiet time, select the perfect hat for your outfit, and sit down and enjoy your luncheon and tea! You are why we are here! Pat

    • Diane Warhurst

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      I have been to Miss Minerva's to purchase tea and found their tea to be great quality. My daughter brought me today for lunch and tea. It was spectacular. They were friendly and the sandwiches and pastries were delicious. Nice atmosphere and lovely tableware. Thank you Rose and Miss Minerva

      Tearoom response:

      Diane, Thank you for your comments regarding your visit to Miss Minerva's. We are so glad you enjoyed this special time with your daughter. We are always delighted when families get to spend a special afternoon with us. Pat

    • Rose Constantini

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      Today was my first time at Miss Minerva's. It was lovely. The food was dainty and delicious and the variety of teas to choose from was impressive. Wonderful atmosphere and great service, I will surely be back!

      Tearoom response:

      Rose, We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Miss Minerva's. We were delighted you could have tea with us, and we are glad you enjoyed the luncheon and tea selections. Thank you for your kind words. Pat

    • Mary Conrad-Hoffherr

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      Always a lovely experience. I can get my husband to join me because it isn't over the top feminine. Food and service is always excellent. You can't come to Culpeper without stopping by Miss Minerva's. Our friends love to go and enjoy a good cup of tea and scones when they visit.

      Tearoom response:

      Mary, We enjoyed your visit, and we are glad you both enjoyed having tea at Miss Minerva's. We will look forward to your next visit as always. Thank for your kind words. Pat

    • Eily Raman

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      We had a wonderful visit to Miss Minerva's last Friday. We took the train down from the Washington, DC area, as a special outing on a day off from school, and it was completely worth the trip. The food, tea, and service were as good as in any tearoom I've encountered. Though our group featured six children, including a two-year-old, the lovely staff made us feel not only tolerated, but welcome and appreciated. The other patrons burst into applause as our daughters emerged from the back room dressed in fancy hats and jewelry! The current timing of Amtrak trains makes this a very easy outing from Washington for lunch and/or tea, with time to explore the rest of historic downtown Culpeper afterwards. We will definitely be back!

      Tearoom response:

      Elly, Thank you for your kind words. We truly enjoyed your visit and talking with you and the other mothers, and the children were delightful and so polite. We were so happy you all could come for tea, and we look forward to your next visit. Pat

    • Delna Sanjana

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      Lovely place, wonderful tea.

      Tearoom response:

      Delna, We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Miss Minerva's. We thank you for your visit. Pat

    • Cindy LeBlanc

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      This is our second year in Culpeper, and our second year to take my granddaughter to Miss Minerva's for her birthday celebration. She turned 7 years old this year, and insisted we have tea for her birthday like we did last year. I think we have started a new family tradition! The service is beyond compare, and they make adults and children alike feel at home. The teas and food are also wonderful, and they have something for everyone. We have had the Tea for Three, the Wee Tea, and find them all to be delightful and satisfying. The tea selection is wonderful. The entire experience is fun and memorable.

      Tearoom response:

      Cindy, It was our pleasure to be a part of this special gathering to celebrate your granddaughter's birthday. The young ladies were so polite, and we are always glad when families and friends enjoy special occasions at Miss Minerva's. We enjoyed serving you, and we will look forward to your next visit. Pat

    • Michele

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      Miss Minerva's is certainly the friendliest and mist inviting tearoom we have visited. It was a long drive for us to Culpeper, but well worth the trip. The Afternoon Tea was delicious and and Tea for Three worked perfectly for us. Be sure to have the Tomato Roasted Red Pepper soup,

      Tearoom response:

      Michele,<BR> <BR> We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed tea at Miss Minerva's. Thank you for your kind words -- it was a pleasure to have you as a guest. <BR> <BR> Pat

    • Emily

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      First time every going to a tea room and it was awesome! The staff was very inviting and friendly. Never have been a tea drinker until I saw the assortment of Miss Minerva's teas. Planning on making a trip back very soon.

      Tearoom response:

      Emily,<BR> <BR> We enjoyed your visit to Miss Minerva's. We are very pleased that you liked our teas, and we will be happy to see you upon your return. We are so glad to have introduced the enjoyment of tea to you.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Sue Silvers

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      My friend Lola from Fla and I were just there today and had the two for tea and it was all excellent. Megan also was a sweet, friendly and knowledgeable server.

      Tearoom response:

      Sue,<BR> <BR> We appreciate your kind words. Megan was delighted to read your review -- she very much enjoyed serving and visiting with you both. Thank you for coming to tea at Miss Minerva's.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Paul Howard

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      This was not my first trip to Miss Minerva's and something didn't feel right when I arrived. It has been several years since my last visit and in the meantime the tea room has relocated. This solved the mystery and the new location is much brighter and more inviting. What didn't change was the pleasure of being there. My party consisted of four loosely related adults and one child, my 4 year old granddaughter, attending her first formal tea. As recommended, we made reservations which included requests for one vegetarian and one individual with celiac disease (gluten intolerance). Miss Minerva's was able to accommodate our requirements without hesitation. The afternoon was wonderful; the tea selection was wide enough to satisfy our variety of tastes, the food was very good, and the service was attentive and very gracious. My party left with some very positive impressions including: Miss Minerva's ability to address a variety of dietary requirements, the loose tea samples at the table (and on the wall) which permitted us the opportunity to smell the various teas before making our choices, and their willingness to make a small adjustment to my granddaughter's order to provide something she would eat. While I have no complaints, I would offer one suggestion. For younger ladies or gentlemen enjoying tea, Miss Minerva's might consider providing child sized plastic tea service. The adult tea cups are a bit heavy for small hands, especially with tea in them, and plastic wear would reduce some of the normal adult fears that the tea service might get broken accidentally. And, for whatever it is worth, I am a 65 year old grandpa with a slightly curmudgeonly outlook on life. This visit was one of life's simple pleasures and I have the pictures to prove it!

      Tearoom response:

      Mr. Howard,<BR> <BR> It was our pleasure for you to visit Miss Minerva's. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your time together and that the luncheon and tea were to your liking. We enjoyed having your family visit, and your granddaughter was sweet and delightful. We want Miss Minerva's to be a place where happy memories are made, and it is wonderful to know that this was true for you and your family. Thank you for your kind words and suggestions. We hope you will visit again soon.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • K.R.

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      I have eaten at this tea shop three times hoping for an improvement each time. Each time I have asked for no less than two teas before I find one they actuaaly have in stock even though it was offered for selection. Secondly, the food is just not that good or imaginative. The egg salad is very plain and not tasty at all. The age of the desserts is questionable, not baked fresh that day for sure. And the bread is from a grocery store and not inspiring. The first time I visited, with my daughter, we ordered two full teas. What was brought out would not have satisfied one person, even though we were asured we would leave unable to eat everthing. The sandwiches were cut exceptionally small, bite size, as was everthing else. There is a hat room where you may borrow lady like items to be more teaish but I found all of the hats to be dirty with hair grease, and forbade my teenage daughter from trying them on. Service has been slow each time and we have received an apology from the poor server each time about the delay. The decor is cheap and the ' dressed up dummy' is relatively scary. We left $48 less rich and still hungry. Maybe if we had gone for the conversation and not the food and tea we would have a more glowing review, but we did not. It was quite though each time. Locals don't seem to go there much, but the 'red hatters' do. Again for the conversation not the food.

    • MICHELE

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      I TOOK MY 5 YEAR OLD GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER THERE FOR HER FIRST TEA AS SHE IS ALWAYS HAVING PRETEND TEA PARTYS AND IT WAS THE BEST TEA SHE HAD.I HAVE BEEN TO MISS MINERVA BEFORE AND HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED THE TEA AND FOOD. THE GIRLS DO A EXCELLENT JOB AND THE FOOD IS OUTSTANDING. WILL GO BACK FOR SURE.AND MY GREAT DAUGHTER SAID SHE WANTS TO GO BACK. THANK YOU LADIES OR THE GOOD JOB. MICHELE

    • Helen

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      Excellent choice on the menu. The tea was brewed the correct way, a wonderful variety of small sandwiches and a scone, AND a large pot of tea (most tea rooms only serve a single small pot of tea) made up my lunch. I was very impressed. I have tried the only other tea rooms (two) in my area of Spotsylvania County and neither can compare with Miss Minerva's Tea Room for quantity, variety and quality of my lunch. I highly recommend Miss Minerva's Tea Room in Culpepper VA.

      Tearoom response:

      Helen,<BR> <BR> We greatly enjoyed your visit, and are delighted that you enjoyed having tea at Miss Minerva's. We are also following up with your recommendation regarding the beautiful mugs. <BR> <BR> Pat

    • Nancy Moore

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      Had a friend visiting from TX for her birthday, and wanted it to be special. After enjoying Davis St in the heat of the day, we stopped in for lunch at Miss Minerva's. Although we both love hot tea, it was far too hot to have a hot beverage, so we both ordered cold tea. It far exceeded our expetations, she had Iced Spearmint, and I had the Iced Peach. Along with the 3 tiers of delicious food included, we spent a delightful time. Meghan was very gracious, and when I asked to speak to Pat, the owner, she came right out and greeted us also. No other tea room comes close to the friendliness and food, in my opinion! The topper of it all is the delicious orange coolers! You musst try them!

    • Ann

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      I enjoy going to Miss Minerva's when I'm in Culpeper. The tea selection is excellent and the scones are delightful. They were kind enough to accommodate our time schedule. Will go back when I visit again.

    • Margaret Hamilton

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      My husband and I took my brother and sister in law who were visiting from England. We all thought the food was delicious with plenty of variety. Our waitress, Megan was kind enough to reheat my tea. A very much appreciated touch.

    • John

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      Miss Minerva's Tea Room and Gift Shop exceeded my expectations. I called ahead to reserve reservations for a tea for two with a vegan diet. We were so pleased how we were treated, the beautiful presentation, delicious vegan treats. We will be back soon. We traveled an hour and half to get there and were not disappointed. Thanks for this opportunity.

      Tearoom response:

      John,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind words. We were delighted to prepare the vegan luncheons and are so glad you enjoyed dining at Miss Minervas. We appreciate you taking the time to drive to Culpeper, and we look forward to you returning soon.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Susan

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      The food here is absolutely delicious. Everything is homemade. The scones are fluffy and authentically biscuit-like and not the American-style dry scones. Service is excellent but not intrusive.

    • Howard

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      My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our English Tea today, April 11, at Miss Minerva's. A hobby of ours is visiting various tea rooms and this one ranks up there with the best. Enjoyed the authentic decors. One of many great dining places in Culpeper. Miss Minerva's staff reflect the cheery friendly atmosphere found everywhere through the quaint town of Culpeper.

    • SYD

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      More than met our expectations. Delicious, comforting experience. Really, the only thing missing was the cozy, as another reviewer pointed out.

    • Judy

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      Our monthly tea group visited here in March 2014 for a delightful tea. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Food was tasty and sufficient - it would have had to wow me to get an excellent - just the same I would return. We loved the individual pots of tea so we did not have to decide as a group what to share. And there was such a variety of teas - Oh My!

    • Jenni

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      My sisters and I took our mother there for her birthday and we all had a fabulous leisurely visit with great service.The selection of tea was excellent. I will be going back.

    • Debbie Bivens

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      My daughter and I stopped by Miss Minerva's on a whim. We had the most incredible visit. The food was fantastic, especially the Orange Coolers, and the tea was lovely. I can't express my thanks enough to Miss Monica for making us feel like family. I'm adding Miss Minerva's to one of my favorite places in the world!

    • Fran

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      My friend and I visited Miss Minerva's Tea Room for a birthday celebration. It was my first visit and I was so favorably impressed. The service was excellent. We never felt rushed so we enjoyed a leisurely lunch. The tea and food was excellent. We even enjoyed the selection of hats available if we wanted to wear them. I was so impressed and plan to return for other special events.

    • Alysia, 15 years old

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      My teenage granddaughters ask to go back to Miss Minerva's when they come to visit. This is where they learned to LIKE tea. They no longer choose to dress up but have their favorite teas to enjoy! Loved the scones too.

    • Thomas G. Little

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      I had planned a stop at Miss Minerva's Tea Room to begin our 15,000 Day Anniversary. The traffic and weather were so bad I was afraid we would be unable to make it before checking in at our B&B. As it turned out we made it right after the lunch crowd had cleared out for the day. As always the selections of teas were wonderful. Having Celiac disease makes our tea room adventures tough. But, Miss Minerva's always has great food selections even to cover my diet. What a great way to start a great weekend. Look forward to coming back soon.

    • Kelly Rozwadowski

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      My family and I have been to Miss Minerva's several times, and we always enjoy the opportunity to slow down and enjoy the tea and meal. The atmosphere is quiet and cozy. The tea is always well brewed and not bitter, and the food selections are varied enough to please most palates.

    • Sharon

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      I have been to quite a few tearooms and Miss Minerva's is, by far, my favorite. Non-stuffy relaxing atmosphere (including a great music selection), great customer service, an incredible selection of high end tea, thoughtful menu options (you can tell they know their customer and the trends without being 'trendy'), and wonderful food. If you love tearooms, you must go here. If you've never been, the wonderful folks here will step you through the process with a smile and spoil you for any other tearoom you happen to walk into.

    • Anita

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      My friend and I were in Culpepper shopping on a rainy day recently and popped in for lunch. The room has a lovely classic decor of cream and golds, matching tea service at each table, and comfortable chairs. The server was knowledgeable and we 'sniffed' many teas before deciding on our two. The food was excellent and priced fairly. Not over filling. Miss Minerva's is strictly a tea service venue, without any luncheon choices of sandwiches and soap, which would be a nice alternative. The tea pots are large and you definitely get all you can possible drink, however, since the pots are so large, and without a tea cozy for insulation, the tea cooled before we were half finished. I highly recommend this establishment and will return myself with someone, I am sure, in tow. Regards

    • Jeni

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      Wonderful teas and sweet cozy atmosphere!

    • ian poole and lauren joslin

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      Wonderful tea. Appreciate the hat selection, the table settings, the china, and the sweet smelling tea as a centerpiece.

    • Ms Myra

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      First timer and I truly enjoyed my visit. I thank my good friend Christine for the invite and thank you 'Miss Minerva's' for a great time and the best service.

    • EM

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      I really enjoyed the experience. I enjoyed smelling the different teas. The food was excellent. The staff was helpful and friendly.

    • Dianne Wildgrube

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      I loved the tearoom experience as I am from the UK and enjoy a nice cup of tea in the afternoon. The variety of teas and food was great, delicious and well presented. The waitress was helpful and cheerful. However, I think it would be a great asset if small cake forks were given as some of the items were a bit messy, and also tea cosies for the teapot would be wonderful as by the time I got to my last cup of tea, the tea was cold. Not good for a Brit! Loved the ambiance - very relaxing.

    • Jean Albright

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      Took my friend here to celebrate her birthday. We had a terrific time. They even brought her a birthday treat. It was very lovely.

    • Cynthia McDowell

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      A friend and I took my two granddaughters (ages 7 and 8) to the tearoom. It was a delightful experience. They especially enjoyed dressing up and they also enjoyed the Tea for Two!

    • Ana C

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      This was my first visit here. The atmosphere was very nice and tranquil. It was very cozy. The food was also very good. Our server was very nice and attentive. The decor in the tea room was a bit sterile though, it needs more color and vibrancy. Altogether our experience was very pleasant and it was very relaxing.

    • Anna

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      I love Miss Minerva's. I have taken countless guests there and they have enjoyed it as much as I do. Personally I think it should be the number one tearoom, as I have been to Pinkadilly's and was not as impressed as I am with Miss Minerva's. Being able to smell the types of tea before you order is very appealing, there are tastes and varieties for everyone. It's got a great atmosphere whether you're going as a couple, with family, or even with kids who want to dress up in silly hats. Their tea for two is the perfect amount for two people, I leave happily full every time. What is also unique about this place is they change their desserts and sandwiches offered, so you never know what you might get to try! Highly recommend it to anyone of any age. Even if you're not a tea lover, this is a must-do! It makes going to a tearoom and enjoyable experience for anyone. Not to mention the service is provided by kind, sincere, delightful people.

    • Marie

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      What a charming tea room! Two of my former students and I enjoyed a delightful afternoon of tea, scones, sandwiches and a variety of desserts. Everything about the afternoon was exquisite! Best tea room ever! We'll be back!

    • Linda Rose

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      My friend and I enjoyed tea at Miss Minerva's Tea Room today. We've been to teas at various locations throughout Virginia, this is one of the best! Well worth the trip.

    • Terri Brown

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      Great lunch with my granddaughter & great niece, their age is 7. They had a wonderful time trying on the hats from the attic and ready to go back.

    • Linda

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      I went here with my mom, two of my sisters, my brother in law and my husband. It's truly a lovely place with a large tea selection. The presentation of all the choices is unique and lends itself to experiencing the smell and feel of the dry leaves. All teas are whole leaf. Each one of us enjoyed our selections. The little scones were fabulous!

    • Louise

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      Really a fun thing to do. Service was excellent and the food was great. Enjoyed the experience of a Tea Room -- look forward to coming back soon.

    • Nancy

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      Delightful experience in a delightful town.

    • Debra

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      I've been to several tearooms in different states. This is the first one I tried in VA and am SO happy I did. With the variety of teas, there is something for every taste and the food was REALLY good. This one is good for a return visit!

    • Johnny Mullen

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      The high quality tea and top of the line service has been bringing me back to Miss Minerva's Tea Room time and time again. The atmosphere is so peaceful and the selection of tea is fantastic. I say, change nothing; you all have already found perfection.

    • Carrie

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      A visit to Miss Minerva's always leaves me feeling refreshed and well-fed. The teas are lovely, food delicious and beautifully presented, friendly staff encourages lingering and the soothing ambiance makes a nice long natter with a companion a joy.

    • Hannah

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      Miss Minerva's tea room is an excelent way to make your day brighter. Service is friendly and welcoming, food delicious, and environment peaceful. Definately recommend.

    • Marilyn Amodeo

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      A group of 13 Red Hat ladies from Gainesville, VA enjoyed high tea at Miss Minerva's on April 4. The atmosphere is cozy and calming. We all enjoyed a delicious assortment of a scone with clotted cream and jam and various savories and desserts. It was a delightful experience -- we will be back. Thank you Pat, Monica and Megan.

    • SEW

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      I always enjoy going to Miss Minerva's whenever I'm in Culpeper. I loved going there and getting dressed up for tea as a child, and I still love going there now. If you are a tea lover, or are just looking for a lovely lunch in a great atmosphere, visit Miss Minerva's!

    • MGE

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      I love visiting this tea room! The tea and food are delicious. highly recommend it to anyone who loves tea. The scones are a personal favorite of mine. Perfect with a pot of Mademoiselle Grey tea.

    • K. Stevens

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      I have taken Tea here many times over the years. In the past, I always come away happy. This time must have been unusual. My husband and I ordered a full tea for two. The menu was a bit disappointing. Only one sandwich-a sliver of a croissant with chicken salad. The rest of the savories were too much alike. Almost everything else was something with an artichoke or spinach spread on it: cherry tomato, cucumber slice, small slice of bread, even the 'quiche lorraine' was really quiche florentine (spinach. The menu was not varied enough-though each item on it's own was okay. If one did not like spinach or artichoke (my husband) they had little to please. Need more sandwiches to offset the produce with a spread on it. The scones tasted like a mix and the desserts-only two items: a sliver of strawberry cake (cake mix?) and a tiny cookie. No chocolate (so good with tea!). The tea (both of ours) was weak-like they used less than the proper amount for the pot. I would prefer to pay $5 more and have more first course choices and a few more desserts. I would come again-based on overall past experiences. I hope they consider varying the menu more and add a few more items.

    • Danny

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      I have visited Miss Minerva’s Tea Room several times over the last year, and have always had friendly service, wonderful tea, and enjoyed a quiet & cozy atmosphere. They have a vast selection of loose leaf teas, which can be sniff-sampled at the table. I’m sure they have close to 70 teas. Deciding which one to try is always the difficult part, but the servers are helpful and quick to offer suggestions. I would consider it a 'must visit' for anyone passing through Culpeper, or as a destination for tea aficionados.

    • Sharon

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      We so enjoyed our lunch last Friday. Food was very tasty and a nice variety. The tea selection was wonderful. We will be back.

    • Linda Allen

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      Three of us had such fun that we plan to return with others so they can have the experience. The scones were wonderful and the tea seems endless. Nice. Pleasant to sit without hurry and chat with friends.

    • Linda Sutphin

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      Very much enjoyed our lunch and tea today with a friend, great place, will go many times with friends, loved it.

    • Lilliane Conner

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      My first visit was a birthday gift from my friend. It was such fun and the food and tea were wonderful I plan on bringing my daughter there for a ladies day out in March. I feel like I have found a treasure.

    • Susan Jeffery

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      My first visit (but not the last) to Miss Minerva's Tea Room. After shopping with the girls, we enjoyed tea, wonderful scones (absolutely delicious), AND I chose hats for all the ladies to wear while we enjoyed our tea. What a treat this was and what fun. I'll look forward to my next visit.

    • Susie Corrao

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      We enjoyed a love tea at Miss Minerva's Tea Room for my daughters birthday. Every thing was perfect and each one of us had fun choosing a tea from a wide varity. The food was delicious and looking forward to a return visit.

    • Dianna Blackmer

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      My husband and I love to take tea in Culpeper with Miss Manerva. We are 'scone snobs' and find the scones here to be the best.

    • Karen Woods

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      The most delightful place. My husband and I love to drop in. It's in a great location with easy parking in charming Culpeper. The variety of teas is remarkable, the welocme is always warm the service is attentive. But the outstanding 3 tiered platter filled with a variety of sandwiches, scones and cakes is what brings us back. This place is not to be missed.

      Tearoom response:

      Karen,<BR> <BR> We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and teas, and we are glad your liked the variety of luncheon items we prepared. Your kind comments are sincerely appreciated. We will keep you posted about St. Valentine's Day. <BR> <BR> Pat

    • Patty Murphy

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      My sisters and I always make a time when they're in town to visit Miss Minerva's Tea Room...it has become our secret getaway and time to relax with the perfect pot of tea location. We have visited frequently, in all seasons, and have never had a disappointment in the food or service.

    • Amy

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      My mother, friend and I usually meet up over Christmas break to catch up and enjoy the tea and yummies...My mom and I love to go there whenever we can.. always a treat!!

    • Jamie

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      Our 1st time to visit was right after Christmas. We enjoyed selecting our teas from a variety of selections. The food was wonderful - especially the fresh scones and homemade pimento cheese spread. Everyone was warm and friendly in this unique setting. We will go back when next in town!

    • Jane

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      My friends and I meet for Christmas tea each December. We always have delicious teas to choose from and tasty food items for our English tea.

    • Joan

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      My daughter, our friend Jane and I enjoy our Holiday tradition of meeting for tea at Miss Minerva's Tea Room. There are so many wonderful loose teas to choose from (my daughter and I chose the Christmas spice tea). The finger foods are always delicious and we love the scones. Please visit this tea room if you haven't already. You will thoroughly enjoy it.

    • Russell James

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      We are indeed fortunate to have an authentic tea room in our region. We visited just before Christmas with our nephew who loves tea. We ordered tea for three which was a meal in itself. Wonderful savories, croissant chicken salad sandwich, and sweets were included and we each had an individual pot of different teas to try. Our nephew loved it and we look forward to returning soon

    • Diane

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      I got together with some college friends this past weekend at Miss Minerva's. The tabletop tea carousel allowed us to “sniff” any teas we wanted that were also completely described in the brochure provided at the table. We selected multiple varieties and shared them to give everyone a taste. The finger food provided was an excellent selection and of ample quantity; enjoyed the scones with the condiments. We wished we had remembered the room in the back where you can pick out hats, stoles, necklaces, etc. to wear for your vintage tea experience – we’ll have to do that the next time.

    • Susan C. Matts/Fredericksburg VA

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      Oh what a uniquely delightful time I had at Miss Minerva’s Tea Room this past Wednesday, 12 December 2012! I’ve never written a restaurant review before. Miss Minerva’s was recommended to me for lunch so highly during a recent shopping adventure that I had to try it. In this day and age when I am so often just a number in some overly rushed public space with rather routine selections, Miss Minerva’s was a true joy. I ordered the full English Tea with organic Cheeky Peach hot tea, the latter recommended by my neighboring diners. Perfect, just perfect. My beautiful plate containing a variety of tea sandwiches, bite-sized savories and desserts was like a jewel box with each “trinket” better than the last. Oh I was full by the end, but with delectable tastes and sensations left behind. I can’t go anywhere else now. I only hope to come with a friend next time because the Tea for Two selections come on a glorious tiered serving tray! With such exquisite food and drink and a marvelously charming owner and staff. . .why would I go anywhere else?

    • Karen

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      We are a group of ladies who have had tea at Christmas for over 25 years. After a few of us retired, we began searching for a 'tea room' that would compliment those we had visited in Washington. This tea room is 'top notch' and competes with 4-star hotel teas we attended over the years. Any one who enjoys good food, great tea selections and a wonderful ambiance, should visit Ms. Minerva's. It is outstanding.

    • Vanessa

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      we have been going all the way to culpepper for yearsto go to the old tea lace and roses and continue going now that it is miss minerva'swell love this place and the people.congrats ladies on making number two it won't be long before you are ranked number one.

    • Terry Higdon

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      Wonderful experience - thoroughly enjoyed by my daughter and self. Taking a friend for her birthday.

    • Kozie Bartow

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      The most interesting selection of teas I've ever experienced. The decor is a welcome change from most 'Victorian' or 'Shabby chic'; rather, clean-look - very pleasant, welcoming! The food is just what you look forward to experiencing in a tea shop. The service was also top-notch!

    • Marie

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      Excellent service and atmosphere! Best chicken salad in town!

      Tearoom response:

      Marie,<BR> <BR> It was good to have you stop in for tea at Miss Minerva's. We are glad you enjoyed the chicken salad. That is one recipe we will never be able to change!<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Pat

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      Because of the wonderful atmosphere, food and friendly staff, Miss Minerva's has become our favorite place to 'get away from it all.' So glad to hear that breakfast might be a possibility soon. I bet all the folks going to the farmers market will support that! Men might even step inside! Thanks Pat!

      Tearoom response:

      Pat,<BR> <BR> We are glad you enjoy tea at Miss Minerva's and find the tea room a good place to get away from it all. We look forward to seeing you again soon.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Cora

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      This was my first experience in a tea room. I met a group of women there to celebrate the birthday of a friend. We had such a lovely time - the atmosphere was relaxing and fun at the same time - with a perfect touch of whimsy. I definitely plan to return.

      Tearoom response:

      Cora,<BR> <BR> I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Miss Minerva's Tea Room. We always love helping to celebrate special events like birthdays. We look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Iris McElroy

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      This was my first visit and will not be my last. I was with a party of 15 on Sat. April 14, 2010.The service and qualify was excellent. The atmosphere and decor was warm as well as the added background music. The food was excellent and just the right amount. Thank You for your great hospitality.

      Tearoom response:

      Iris,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind words. We greatly enjoyed your visit and were glad to be a part of your gathering. You all were delightful, and we certainly look forward to other visits in the future.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • April

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      We had a lovely time with the full English Tea. All the savries were yummy and the tea marvellous! My only complaint was the dessert sweets weren't great. The orange cooler cookies tasted like raw cookie dough, and the blueberry muffins were like paste. The brownie was very chocolaty but a bit too sweet. Despite the sweets, I would absolutly recommend your tea room and come again myself! Thanks!

      Tearoom response:

      April,<BR> <BR> We are glad you and your friends enjoyed your visit to Miss Minervas. Your comments regarding the desserts were not typical of our other guests. In fact, because of the popularity of the Coolers (and the frequent requsts for them when they are not on the menu), the Orange Coolers are now our signature dessert. in addition to serving them with tea, we also sell them by the dozen and they are always requested for our catering events. And we have so many requests for the recipe that we printed it up and give it out upon request. We look forward to seeing you again soon.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Amy A.

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      The entire experience was delightful. The tea selection was impressive--I think there were 50 teas to choose from--and I had trouble narrowing down my choice because they all smelled wonderful. I chose the full English tea: my own pot of tea, a scone with clotted cream and jam, and an assortment of sandwiches, savories, and desserts. The tea was delicious, and the food was superb. Everything was so delicious. The price ($20) was more than reasonable. I have paid more for much less at other tea rooms. The service was excellent, and the variety of teas and accessories for purchase was impressive. The atmosphere was very relaxing. It was traditional (some guests wore tea hats, classical music was playing, guest spoke in quiet tones), but it was also relaxing and comfortable at the same time. I had such a wonderful time. I will definitely come back to Miss Minerva's.

      Tearoom response:

      Kate,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your nice comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. Everyone here truly appreciates your compliments and it makes us very happy to know you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you again soon.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Beth Spindler

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      Simply lovely! Enjoyed the atmosphere, the delicious food, and the service was very attentive. Will definitely return to this quaint spot in downtown Culpeper.

      Tearoom response:

      Beth,<BR> <BR> We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Miss Minervas and downtown Culpeper. It was our pleasure to serve you, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Julie

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      I have been bringing friends to Miss Minerva's since the days it was called 'Tea, Lace and Roses' for over 10 years now. My friends are always pleased with the wonderful tea variety (every color leaf tea imaginable)and knowledge that comes with each visit. My namesake, Julie, is my favorite person who takes the greatest care and time to answer questions and address any concerns (such as: alas, my favorite Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea is no longer being made---drat!). I always buy extra of the other loose leaf teas I enjoy so that I can continue to partake in the healthy benefits of drinking tea at home. It usually takes me over an hour to drive to Culpepper, but is well worth the time and seeing the historic downtown is an added benefit to the sojourn. I'm so glad you all have been able to weather the economy and continue to operate such a lovely high tea experience! (Your lemon and raspberry coolers are the best!) By the way, husbands are known to like the experience, as well! For first time visitors, weekdays are the best time to really relax and experience this traditional tearoom.

      Tearoom response:

      Julie,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your lovely words. We are always delighted when you come for a visit. We are glad you enjoy the meals and tea and especially our coolers. We look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Jan

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      I am visiting Fairfax County with family from Altamonte Springs, Fl took a nice scenic ride to Culpeper to this tearoom. What a delightful tea. The offerings were excellent. We had the Christmas Tea which was the best I ever tasted , my family had the Cinamon Plum which was smooth and delightful and my other family member had the Apricot Tea. Was served in elegant teapots and china. We choose the Full English Tea for our lunch offering. The scones were outstanding and the best Chicken Salad and Ham Salad we ever tasted. The Chutney on the Biscotti was a little too spicey for our tastebuds. The desert included these orange butterball cookies just melted in your mouth and the Almond Poundcake and Zuccini bread were so light and tastey. This tearoom is a must you will not be disappointed. Next time I am visiting Fairfax again we will return. My family member says this place she will return too with her daughters on special occassions. Well worth the trip. After lunch take a stroll down Davis St and browse the many boutiques and stores in the area, was such a delightful afternoon.

      Tearoom response:

      Jan,<BR> <BR> Thank you very much for your kind words. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your visit to Miss Minerva's. It is our goal to be a place where fond memories are made. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your meal along with your tea. Our seasonal Christmas tea is favorite this time of year, and Apricot and Cinnamon are favorites all year. We look forward to the next time you and your family visit Miss Minervas.

    • Marianne

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      I have visited Miss Minerva's and the former Tea, Lace, and Roses, and always had a wonderful experience. When a large group of friends (15) visited several months ago, we were very disappointed. We were not offered any choice of tea, no tea bar. The ladies do not want a return visit, but I love visiting Culpeper and your lovely tea room.

      Tearoom response:

      Marianne,<BR> <BR> In order to accomodate large groups, two to three teas may be pre-selected by the hostess or our staff, if she prefers. We appreciate your comments, and look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat<BR> <BR> Pat

    • LAS

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      My friend and I traveled from the Annapolis, MD area for a day of tea and antiquing. This tearoom was well worth the trip! Great location, lovely setting. The tea bar was offered at our table, and was definitely fun. Plus I discovered a new tea to love, Mayan Cacao (which was available to purchase). We ordered the full afternoon tea, which included a perfect blueberry scone, savories and sweets. We also added the soup of the day. All the food was delicious and nicely presented. Service was all that it could be. Needless to say, we were quite full by the last course so boxed most of the desserts to go. Funny story: Later we were ready for a snack between shopping and thoroughly enjoyed the remaining sweets from our tea. And discovered the absolute best was the little orange powdered sugar ball! It was so good we rushed back to Culpeper to see if we could buy some for the ride home. Sadly, the tearoom was closed by then. My advice is to definitely eat that treat first in case you are able to buy more to go!

      Tearoom response:

      We are delighted you all had fun on your visit to Miss Minerva's and downtown Culpeper. We love our charming town and are always glad others appreciate the shops, etc. We are glad you enjoyed your tea and especially the Orange Coolers -- they are a favorite of many of our guests. Please come to visit again soon.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Jody

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      This is a really fun place to go for lunch and a great experience! My girlfriends and I stopped in for a 'spot of tea' a couple of weeks ago and just had the best time. Thank you, Julie, you were just so helpful and really nice to talk with. We ordered the cream tea which included a scone and our own individual pot of tea. I chose the spring tea which was so flavorful. My friends had the coconut with almond and an apricot tea. Everthing was perfect, right down to the clotted cream. There is a lot of close detail and attention that is paid in this tearoom. Highly recommended for a an afternoon of laughs and fun. We will be back and for a full lunch next time! -Jody

      Tearoom response:

      Jody,<BR> <BR> We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Miss Minerva's. It is our goal to help our guests create great memories of their tea time with us. Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Barbra Schlatter

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      My husband and I enjoy visiting tearooms so we always jump at the chance to try a new one. I had never been to Culpepper before either, so the whole day was new and exciting! We arrived to find Miss Minerva's Tea Room situated on the lovely main street in downtown.They were quite busy and I was afraid we would be turned away because we had not made a reservation. Fortunately, the young lady who greeted us was so friendly and took care of us immediately. We instantly felt comfortable. We enjoyed sniffing the teas and playing around in the dressing room. We ordered the Full English Tea which was very well presented. I thought it could have come with a little more food though being as it is the most expensive item. The food was tasty, especially the scones. Overall, this is a very nice tearoom. I will suggest it to my friends! Thank you!

      Tearoom response:

      Barbra,<BR> <BR> We appreciate you and Mr. Schlatter coming to tea at Miss Minerva's during your visit to downtown Culpeper. We welcome those who come with or without reservations, and we were glad you were able to have lunch with us. <BR> <BR> Pat

    • Leslie

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      This is a very nice tearoom. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend it to someone looking for a wonderful experience. The tea bar is a lot of fun and the food is delicious. Will return! -Leslie K.

      Tearoom response:

      Leslie,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and that our menu items and tea selections were pleasing to you. Julie and Becky enjoy serving our guests, and we will pass along your compliments to them.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Susan

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      My daughter and I visited this lovely tearoom this afternoon and were not disappointed. The food was yummy and the tea infused perfectly. Julie, the server, is personable and knowledgeable. Pat, the owner, is warm and welcoming. Will definitely enjoy this tearoom again.

      Tearoom response:

      Susan,<BR> <BR> It was so nice to visit with you, and we are glad you and your daughter enjoyed tea at Miss Minerva's. We look forward to seeing you again.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Donna

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      Miss Minerva's is a darling little place in Culpeper (also a darling little town). The teas are amazing and the food is also very good, but is overshadowed by the fabulous tea. I went there with a friend and we had a lovely time. We'll definitely go back.

      Tearoom response:

      Donna,<BR> <BR> We are delighted that you find Culpeper and our tea room to your liking. We appreciate your kind words and are delighted that our tea was particularly pleasing to you.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Shannyn Snyder

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      We absolutely love this tea room, and we go at least once per year to celebrate a special occasion. We went for Mother's Day this year and were not disappointed. Lovely people, wonderful 'Spring' tea and fantastic finger foods!

      Tearoom response:

      Shannyn,<BR> <BR> It was so nice for you all to visit us on Mother's Day,and we appreciate you taking the time to share your sweet photos on teamap.com. We enjoyed visiting with you and are delighted the Spring tea was to your liking. We look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Stella

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      This is my favorite tea shop. They have a huge and wonderful selection of tea. The staff is extremely attentive and friendly.

      Tearoom response:

      Stella,<BR> <BR> We are glad you enjoy Miss Minerva's, and it is a pleasure to serve you. Thank you for your comments about our tea -- we are pleased to have a variety of tea to offer you and our other guests.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Tracey

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      If you love tea you have to experience Miss Minerva's. The tea selection is incredible. The food is outstanding. The presentation is beautiful. The service is friendly, attentive and exceptional! This is our favorite tea shop anywhere in the US! The new location is fantastic.

      Tearoom response:

      Tracey,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind words. We always enjoy your visits. We wish you the best in your journey and hope you will get back this way and stop in for a visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Lynda B.

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      Wonderful selection of loose tea! Choosing the tea is half the fun as there are nearly 50. I chose a classic English Breakfast which was brewed excellently and tasted just as it should. My friend picked a more fruity tea in the 'Raspberry' blend. Our lunch was delicious and our tea server was so friendly and really made the experience so much more enjoyable. There is a very sweet gift shop as well. Lovely afternoon, hope to return.

    • Sheryl

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      Thanks so much for the lovely 'Royal Wedding Tea' last evening. What a great idea! My friends and I really enjoyed it. The food was delicious as always and the Almond Pound Cake was yummy!

      Tearoom response:

      Sheryl<BR> <BR> We were so glad you could join us in all your wedding finery. We are delighted you all enjoyed the evening. We look forward to seeing you again soon. <BR> <BR> Pat

    • Safeiah A.

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      This tea room is lovely and the service very warm and friendly. We ordered the Full English Tea - the scones were light and flaky and English Breakfast tea was delicate and full of flavor. I'm looking forward to a future visit soon for a 'Girlfriends Tea Party.'

      Tearoom response:

      Safeiah,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted that your enjoyed your visit with us. Visiting with you was a pleasure. We will look forward to your 'Girlfriends Tea Party.'<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Kathy Manoatl

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      This tea room has excellent food and excellent service! The ambience is a delightul mix of the coziness of a British tea room and the beauty of an upscale dining room. Being brought up by a British mum, I am pretty picky about tea rooms and this one met all of my expectations. Although it is over an hour drive from my home, we will be back for another tea soon!

      Tearoom response:

      Kathy,<BR> <BR> It was delightful to have you and your family visit with us. And, we are glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere of the dining room. It is also nice to know that your visit reminded you of times with your British mum. We look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Janice Long

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      This is a really fun place to go! Excellent service, great and delicious treats, just an overall wonderful and charming atmosphere! The cheeky peach tea is so tasty that I had to purchase some loose to take with me. I highly recommend this tearoom for anyone who enjoys a lovely afternoon of tea!

      Tearoom response:

      Janice,<BR> <BR> We are so glad you had fun and enjoyed your lunch and the cheeky peach tea. Using the word 'fun' to describe your visit makes us very happy. Seeing how much you enjoyed sharing this time with your family and friends was delightful.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Will Scarrow

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      As a member of the Arlington 55+ Group, we thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of our tea experience at Miss Minerva's.

      Tearoom response:

      Will,<BR> <BR> We greatly enjoyed your group's visit. Everyone was so nice, and it was our pleasure to have you visit Miss Minerva's. We will look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Nancy

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      I could not disagree more with the review posted below!This tearoom is so much fun and the sandwiches, desserts and of course the scones are just delicious!My husband and I were able to speak with Pat and tell her and Julie what a wonderful shop they have.We live about 45 miles away and it was just absolutely worth every minute of our drive.We had the Afternoon Tea which was beautifully presented and so tasty.Our tea was perfectly brewed and Julie took the time to talk 'tea' with us and answer all of our questions.Culpeper is all the better because of Miss Minerva's!I love the new name also, so much personality! Thanks for a wonderful experience/We will return!

      Tearoom response:

      Nancy,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind comments. Julie and I greatly enjoyed visiting with you,and we are delighted that you and your husband could have tea with us. We certainly will look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • N.H.

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      Tea we selected was excellent, but the tea service was terrible. It was not like any tea service I had before. The chicken salad was made from canned chicken, there was melba toast with salsa, the cucumber sandwich was smeared with cream cheese. The food had awful presentation -- not what you would expect from a tea room. Plus, the price they charged was too much for what you received. Won't go back or recommend them.

      Tearoom response:

      I regret you did not find the menu items to your liking. However, your comments are not representative of those of our other guests.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Kathy W.

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      We had the lite tea. It was a wonderful experience for the senses. Loved the 'tea sniffer' Chicken salad was to die! Lovely scone. Service was super friendly and welcoming.The atmosphere is charming. Only thing I would change would be the chutney, which tasted commercial. Otherwise, wonderful!

      Tearoom response:

      Kathy,<BR> <BR> We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for your kind words about the chicken salad (our most popular item)and other menu items. Julie enjoyed serving you, and we look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Jean H.

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      This tearoom is beautiful, elegant and made for making memories-I visited from the Charlottesville area a few weekends ago and myself and my friends so enjoyed ourselves. I hope to bring more of my friends here in the near future. Our tea and luncheon were delicious and the service is outstanding. We spent a lot of time looking at all of the adorable items for sale as well as having our picture taken with Miss Minerva herself! I'm looking forward to returning. This tearoom is a wonderful addition to downtown Culpeper!

      Tearoom response:

      Jean,<BR> <BR> We are so glad you and your friends enjoyed your visit and meeting Miss Minerva. We sincerely appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next visit. <BR> <BR> Pat

    • Debbie

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      I booked a private function for my friend's birthday party. The guests were so thrilled to be invited to tea that we needed 2 servings. Pat and her staff were extremely flexbible and helpful in accomodating everyone who to wanted to come. I showed up early to decorate and they were very warm and helpful. The menu: chicken salad on croissant, roast pork with tomato pesto spread on a biscuit, cucumber with herb spread, date filled with goat cheese, mushroom filled with artichoke and parmesan, sweet and sour meatballs, cherry scones with clotted cream (the best thing ever!) and jam, and almond pound cake. In a word, delicious. The quality and quantity of food was impressive. We ate buffet style and Pat kept the buffet table filled. No one went hungry! A couple of kids in our group had the 'wee tea'. I had the fortune to sit across from one of these little ones and watched her eyes light up with it was served to her. She loved it. We had pots of tea on each table. I know nothing of tea, so the fabulous staff picked it out for us - a blue eyes tisane tea and a peach rooibos tea. Both naturally decaffinated and delicious. One of our guests prefers black teas and when I let the staff know, she was brought her own pot, which she loved. Service was impeccible. As for the tea pots, I absolutely fell in love with them. There were tea pots and other very attractive knick knacks for sale at great prices. The room at the back had hats and beads and everyone loved dressing up. All in all, it was an exceptional time, at a great price, in a fabulous location. Miss Minerva's truly is the #1 tea room in Virginia. And I see why - it's the best! I can't wait to come back.

      Tearoom response:

      Debbie,<BR> <BR> What can we say -- it was a great party! You were a delightful hostess and planned well for everything thing from the cake to the flowers. This gathering of friends and family was a wonderful gift to Marie. We can't recall any of our guests enjoying themselves more than you, Marie and the friends who came together to celebate Marie's birthday. Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Melanie Cummings

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      This is such a beautiful shop and tearoom! I'm so glad we found you. I came with my daughter and husband and we all had such a good time. Delicious food and perfectly brewed tea make this shop such a little gem! We had a wonderful time talking with Julie and can't wait to visit again! The scones were out of this world and I could go on and on about them and the rest of our lunch. Thanks for a great experience!

      Tearoom response:

      Melanie,<BR> <BR> We were pleased to have you and your family visit Miss Minerva's. Thank you for your kind words about the meal and visiting with Julie. Julie enjoyed visiting with you as well. We hope you will visit again soon -- we will look forward to seeing you again.<BR> <BR> Pat<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Peggy Longtain

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      Such a fun experience - I've been twice and loved it both times. It's worth the trip (mine is short - 7 miles!)

      Tearoom response:

      Peggy,<BR> <BR> Thank you for driving those 7 miles to visit with us. We are glad you enjoy coming for tea and hope to see you again soon.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Jessica

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      We had tea had Miss Minerva's yesterday and had such a great time! The service was fantastic, and I loved the new shop! Thank you!

      Tearoom response:

      Jessica,<BR> <BR> We were happy to have you visit Miss Minerva in her new home. Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Sarah J.

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      My daughter attended a friend's birthday party here over a year ago and it made such an impression that she wanted to have her party here too. The staff was very patient with our cohort of excited 5- and 6-year-olds and helped everything to run smoothly. The girls all had a lot of fun and even drank the Strawberry Kiwi tea that the staff had selected as a 'kid-friendly' brew. The food was also very tasty. It was a special day that surpassed all our expectations and made great memories.

      Tearoom response:

      Sarah,<BR> <BR> We are delighted that the girls had such a nice time. They were so sweet and the staff enjoyed serving them and watching them select their hats, etc. We greatly enjoyed your visit. Thank you for choosing Miss Minerva's for your daughter's party.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Kelly

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      I've visited this tea room on several occasions over the past 6 weeks and it has never failed to please! The tea room is clean and inviting, the food and teas are scrumptious, and the service is warm and friendly. My latest visit was to treat my 3 year old daughter to a ladies' afternoon out and it was so much fun--she played dress up, oohed and aahed over her pretty tea cup, then proceeded to drink her entire pot of tea and every crumb of her food. We plan to go back very soon! Thanks so much...

      Tearoom response:

      Kelly,<BR> <BR> We are always happy to welcome you to Miss Minerva's. We are glad you and your daughter ejoyed your most recent visit. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next vist.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Annalise Hawkins

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      I brought my daughters for tea on Saturday and what a wonderful experience for all of us! The young ladies who helped us were so nice and so very helpful! The dress up room is not to be missed, no matter how old you are! Once upon a time tea is delicious, We will return!Thanks

      Tearoom response:

      Annalise,<BR> <BR> Your kind words are sincerely appreciated. It is our goal for Miss Minerva's to be a special place to make memories. We hope you and your daughters will visit us again for tea. <BR> <BR> Pat

    • Erin Melton

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      What fun! My grandmother and I had 'tea for two' here this afternoon. Great food, wonderful atmosphere and delightful service! The English Caramel tea is so good; so was the Spring Blend Black or something or rather,(can't remember the name). :) If you're looking for a special afternoon, this is a great spot to check out!

      Tearoom response:

      Erin,<BR> <BR> We are delighted that you and your grandmother shared a special time at Miss Minerva's. We always love being a part of a such special occasion. English Caramel and Spring are two of our most popular teas -- we are glad you found them to your liking. We look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Danny

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      I took my Mother to Miss Minerva's for Christmas Tea and it was wonderful. The selection of teas was the best I've seen in all my experiences, the server was very friendly and helpful, and the scones/finger sandwiches/savories were delicious. I was also pleasantly surprised at how reasonable the prices were and by the amount of tea you get (about 4 cups per pot). My mom remarked at how 'perfect' the scones were--not too hard, not too crumbly. The atmosphere was nice in the new location--it was bright and open. Miss Minerva's is very accessible, and easily accommodates walk-in business. I will definitely be by again in the near future, even if just for a pot of tea and a scone. I highly recommend it.

      Tearoom response:

      Danny,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind words. We were delighted to meet you and your mother and are glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Queen Anne of Texas

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      Our visit was fantastic! We had the best Afternoon Tea I have had ever! The hats were fabulous in the hat room, but I had worn mine, so didn't need to use one! The Pearls and beads were quite lovely! We also were dressed up for TEATIME, so didn't need any of these accessories presented, but they were quite lovely! Enjoyed a nice afternoon of teatime and then we both bought the TEA, LACE & ROSES nail files, which were gorgeous ROSES with the Company info imprinted on them. I bought the PUMPKIN SPICE loose tea to take home and enjoy further, along with some T-sacs for use with the loose tea! A great time in Virginia and will support tearooms across the country as much as I can, such as TEA,LACE & ROSES! The friendliest ladies ever and the food was Gourmet and very tasty and presented very professionally! THANK YOU JULIE! THANK YOU LADY PAT! God Bless and When we travel thru again, we shall surely stop in and have a lovely Tea with you! Soft music was playing in the background, and that makes for a calming experience. A Grand visit, thanks again!

      Tearoom response:

      'Queen Anne'<BR> <BR> We just realized the response we posted to your ocmments was not recorded. We apologoize for this delay in responding. Thank you for your fun visit and for your nice comments about the tea, service, and meal. We are always happy when our guests have an enjoyable time with us.<BR> <BR> Thanks again.<BR> <BR> Pat and Julie

    • Lady Roxanne

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      This is my 2nd time to Tea, Lace & Roses, but first time under the new management. It was EXCELLENT in every imaginable way! :-)What an enchanting trip across Virginia, from Staunton/Verona, to enjoy the Lovely World of teatime at Tea, Lace & Roses Tearoom! Lovely Julie greeted us and served us very well! The owner, Pat Settle, greeted us at the table and we enjoyed meeting her and talking, also! My friend, Angela and I chose the TEA FOR TWO teatime! We enjoyed the lovely Apple Scones with the jam and clotted creme along with the tiered tray of numerous sandwiches, treats and desserts! Amazing food, amazing hostess Julie, and amazing owner, Pat Settle. They are in the process of moving down the street to a larger location, and should be settled in by the end of November. We enjoyed this DAY so much, being treated like Queens, that we will try to make a CHRISTMAS TEA day in December, if the weather and safe roads cooperate! We chose the Mademoiselle Earl Grey loose tea,a fter indulging in the massive SNIFFER BAR of numerous teas to choose from. We took lots of picture and entertained ourselves in the 'FUN' room. There are lots of hats to choose from, jewelry to put on, and lacy dresses and mirrors to 'PLAY IN' if one needs to get dressed for their 'TEATIME' Top notch in every way and I just know they will EXCEL even more in their new location. BRAVO LADIES JULIE AND PAT...you made us feel like true Queens, even IF for but a day! :-) God Bless and we will RETURN soon!

    • Jeanne Hedin

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      My husband and I recently visited this tea room and found it to be charming. The hostess and server were very friendly and helpful. We were traveling and they went out of their way to be helpful and provide information on the local area. The tea and scones were delightful!

      Tearoom response:

      Jeanne,<BR> <BR> We enjoyed visiting with you and your husband and hope you had a good time sightseeing in Culpeper. We were glad to be a part of your anniversary trip.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Anne Bachler

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      This is a fun place for friends to catch up! Try the salad tea. It is really tasty and goes well with a hot pot of tea. Thanks, we had a great time! Will definitely be back again!

      Tearoom response:

      Anne,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. I appreciate you recommending the salald tea.<BR> <BR> Pat<BR>

    • Christine Prentice

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      A few weeks ago, my 2 friends and I visited. This was a special occasion for us because we hadn't all been in the same room in about 10 years! We used to 'take tea' together many years ago and it was always a tradition for us.Our tradition was able to continue thanks to this wonderful tea room! What a delightful experience! We had the best time. From choosing teas and dressing up and being silly, what a treat! Our server was so kind to take pictures of us! Our English Tea was delicious. We only wished we lived closer to visit more often. Thanks for the memorable day!!

      Tearoom response:

      Christine,<BR> <BR> We were happy to have been a part of your gathering of special friends. We also enjoyed your visit -- knowing you were enjoying being together once again for tea. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to another day when you all can meet here again for an enjoyable afternoon of tea and fun.<BR> <BR> Pat and Julie

    • Lynda Mohr

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      Visited a tea room in another town and had a great time, so when my mother, a friend and i planned a trip to Culpeper, we happily sought out Tea, Lace & Roses. What a disappointment! Part of the fun in doing this is the dressing up, but the gloves were dirty--we all skipped them. the hat selection was poor--nearly all of them fairly plain straw hats. several of the hats were ratty looking and the 'jewelry' was basically mardi gras beads. the food was dreadful--the crustino was so dried my friend couldn't bite into it. i tried my dinky little knife and couldn't cut it--basically had to break it up to eat it. the scones were good, but small. we went for the tea that included 'savories'. they cost $3 more, and were about a 2' square thin piece of quiche. the rest of the food was adequate, but not inspiring. the only thing we really liked was the chance to smell the different teas so we could pick one we liked without having to rely on a written description. overall, if you're looking for a fun, playful tea adventure, my advice is to go elsewhere.

      Tearoom response:

      <BR><BR> I regret your expectations were not met. However, your experience is not representative of our other guests. <BR><BR> <BR><BR> Pat<BR>

    • Cheryl 7-27-10

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      Great tea selection! Teas we tried were Kashmiri Chai, Mademoiselle Grey, Wedding, and Keemun. Yummmmm.....!!!! The dress up room added a fun whimsical twist to our visit! Food was delicious.

      Tearoom response:

      Cheryl,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and especially the dress up room. We look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Joyce Pully

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      We really enjoyed our Afternon Tea last Saturday. It was fun to be able to smell several teas before deciding on one. It made for a very hard choice though.There were so many wonderful choices. The food was delicious and hospitality superb. We can't wait to come back to your new location. Thank you.

      Tearoom response:

      Joyce,<BR> <BR> We are so glad you all enjoyed your visit and especially selecting your teas. We always want our guests to have an enjoyable time with us. We will look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • 'Birthday Girl'

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      My husband and I visited earlier this month while on vacation. We decided to drive a short distance out of the way, and are so glad that we did. What a wonderful place. We had full tea, and it was delightful. The service was great and we had the pleasure of speaking with the owner. No wonder it has such great reviews and is the #2 in Va. Being a tearoom owner myself from Tn. it was a 'treat' to be seated and waited on in such grand style. Jackie

      Tearoom response:

      Jackie,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind words. It was delightful to meet both of you. I greatly enjoyed talking tea house life and business with you. I do hope you will stop in again when you are in our area.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Manda

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      We visited this morning to celebrate my daughter's 4th birthday. She has barely been able to wait until she was a 'big girl' and could have a 'tea party'. Despite having great local area tea rooms in Fredericksburg, we decided to venture to Culpeper with our restaurant.com certificate. It was definitely worth the drive! I was quite nervous about also taking my 2 year old, but after reading the other reviews we chanced it and found it quite kid friendly and accommodating. Since it was on a Tuesday, we were the only patrons there. My girls loved the dress up area and could've stayed there all day. The only recommendation I would make would be to add feather boas (and lace) to the collection. I had decided to try the Mids-summer Night's Dream tea after looking at the menu online, but it was out due to the busy Mother's Day weekend. I went with the Iced Wine Tea and was not disappointed. My mother and I ordered the tea for two and my daughters both had the Wee Tea (served with lemonade). The birthday girl loved my tea so much that next time I think she'll get her own pot. The egg salad was so good that I would LOVE it if the owner would reply with the recipe. Everything was delicious, but I would certainly not leave without trying the lemon curd. I would describe the atmosphere as romantic whimsical. If we lived closer we would definitely come more often, but are happy to make Tea, Lace, and Roses one of the birthday traditions in the childhoods on my little girls. They certainly loved to be fancy for a day. The birthday girl was surprised with a round of 'happy birthday' and her own little rose-shaped cake. It couldn't have been more perfect if we had scripted it. Thanks for the wonderful memory!

      Tearoom response:

      Manda,<BR> <BR> Your comments were a delight to read. We couldn't be happier in knowing that you, your mother and your sweet daughters enjoyed your time together here. It was good that you all came at slow time of day and could enjoy every aspect of Tea, Lace and Roses. The egg salad is a typical recipe (eggs, mayo, mustard, etc.) and we add our delicioius Gracies Garden Relish. You will have to pick up a jar of the relish on our next visit! We also want to thank you for posting the wonderful photos on our Facebook Page -- they were nice remembrances of this special birthday celebration. We will try to have the Mid Summer's Night Dream for you on our next visit -- you will love this tea with its strawberry and mango flavor. Give our best to your Mother and daugters -- we look forward to seeing you all again soon.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Jill

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      Just visited your shop today for an early mother's day high tea. We had a lot of fun and found your establishment to be very inviting. The food was good and i really enjoyed the strawberry kiwi tea.

      Tearoom response:

      Jill,<BR> <BR> We are delighted you enjoyed visiting us for Mother's Day tea. We are glad to have been a part of your special day. Thank you for your kind words -- we are glad you enjoyed the strawberry kiwi tea -- it is a favorite of several of our guests. Please come back for a visit soon.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Rebecca S.

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      We often visit this wonderful establishment, and I just had to write to let everyone know that they should stop by the next time you're near Culpeper! Julie and Pat are wonderful hosts, and I'm so glad that they've taken over this wonderful tea house. It's charming, without being too 'frilly or girly'. But of course, there is a dress-up room if you like to wear hats and baubles while drinking their fine teas. The food is delicious, and the tea for two provides a pleasant variety of savory and sweet. The apricot scone was soft and buttery! I highly recommend this place to anyone that would like a nice afternoon of relaxation and tea.

      Tearoom response:

      Rebecca,<BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind words. We were delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us. I sincerely appreciate your comments and your recommendation for others to stop in. We look forward to your next visit.

    • Susan

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      This was my first visit to a tearoom. We had a lovely time!

      Tearoom response:

      Susan,<BR> <BR> We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit at Tea, Lace & Roses. We appreciate your comment, and we hope you will visit again very soon.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Doris

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      We (four of us) enjoyed high tea today and it was most enjoyable. We will be back!

      Tearoom response:

      Doris,<BR> <BR> Thank you for visiting with us and taking the time to write this comment. We certainly will look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Bev

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      Loved Tea, Lace and Roses so much I brought my sisters back this year for tea! The tea itself was wonderful, and all the goodies were great as well. I can't wait to bring my daughter in next time. Thanks for a great tea time!

      Tearoom response:

      Bev,<BR> <BR> We are glad you and your sister enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to you and your daughter visiting with us. We will have some more goodies for you!<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Frank Gniazdowski

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      This being my 2nd visit to this wonderfully delightful afternoon tea lunch,I can give my unconditional approval of these memorable experiences. The owner, staff, environment, value,and ambiance were absolutely fantastic. I will tell all my friends and also go back again. Gentlemen, if you want to impress your lady, a visit here will absolutely do it.

      Tearoom response:

      Frank,<BR> <BR> Thank you so much for your kind words about Tea, Lace & Roses and our staff. We were very happy to welcome you and your guest, and we were delighted to see you again. We look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Tess Reynolds

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      Tea, Lace & Roses provided a very pleasurable experience for me as well as my roommate, mother and her best friend. The tea selection was extensive and suitable for the setting. As an aspiring chef the food was tasty and also was very complementary to the tea.

      Tearoom response:

      Tess,<BR> <BR> Thank you for our kind words. We are delighted that you all enjoyed your visit with us. We wish you well as you pursue your aspirations in becoming a chef. <BR> <BR> Pat

    • Michele Mooney

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      Absolutely fabulous! You definitely have a repeat customer in myself, my daughter and my mother. We came for a tea party for my daughter's 5th birthday. The day was made extra special by the attention that was given to her - from dressing up in the dressing room to having her own little pot of tea. The staff even made her a birthday cake! We didn't feel rushed at all and my daughter was made to feel like she was queen for the day. All of our questions were answered about the wide variety of teas available. The tea sandwiches were delicious and the 'wee tea' for my daughter was excellent. Samantha is already asking when we can come back again for another 'tea party'. Thanks again for making it so special for her (and us!).

      Tearoom response:

      Michele,<BR> <BR> It was a delight to be a part of Samantha's birthday. She is a lovely little girl, and we are so glad she enjoyed herself. We hope you, your mother, and Samantha sharing this special time at Tea, Lace, and Roses will be the source of many happy memories. We appreciate your kind words, and sincerely look forward to your next tea party with us.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Peggy Burke

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      Five of us were there for full tea for my friend Cindy's birthday. We wanted to do this last year and could not get it together.Hopefully we will do for everyone's birthdays from now on. We all went home with loose tea favorites (mine were Cheeky Peach and Black Apricot)and a few tea accessories. The scones,jams,and finger foods were all the best I have had in forever. My husband and I are having tea at night now...and I have my Tervis Tumbler filled all day! We all had a wonderful time and the service was great too...what a delightful afternoon. Thanks so much.

      Tearoom response:

      Peggy,<BR> <BR> We enjoyed all the fun you and your friends had during your visit. The laughter and delightful conversation you all enjoyed was wonderful. We would love to have you celebrate your birthdays or any other occasion at Tea, Lace, & Roses. Each of you was a bright spot in our day. We look forward to your future visits. Thank you for your kind words. <BR> <BR> Pat

    • Alice

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      my granddaughter loves to dress up perfect place for her good assortment of food items with our tea for 2 order excellent service

      Tearoom response:

      Alice,<BR> <BR> We are so glad you and your granddaughter enjoyed your visit with us. We love being a part of the making of special memories. Please come back again soon.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Chris

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      This local tea house was a surprising find. I discovered it a few years back on a friends suggestion. Now being a guy I immediately thought that this was a place just for ladies, but it's great for everyone.The selection of tea's and chicken salad is what I love this place for. Perhaps more coffee drinkers 'like myself' should jump ship for the excellent choices and excellent service. Thanks.... I love the coconut pouchong

      Tearoom response:

      Chris,<BR> <BR> Thank you for our kind words. We always enjoy your visits, and we are so glad you are a part of the Tea, Lace, & Roses' family. Stop in any time for a cup of coconut pouchong. <BR> Pat

    • Bobbie

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      I took my mother-in law to your lovely tea room to celebrate her 79th birthday and she had a wonderful time ! The selection of teas was great and the assortment of sandwiches,savories and desserts were delicious. It waas definitely worth the hours drive to visit Tea,Lace and Roses and we will be back.

      Tearoom response:

      Bobbie,<BR> <BR> We were so pleased to be a part of your celebration of your mother-in-law's birthday. We appreciate you both selecting Tea, Lace, and Roses for this special occasion. We look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Kevin

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      Took my wife today for her birthdY. We had the most wonderful time. Tea, food, atmosphere, and service are outstsanding

      Tearoom response:

      Kevin,<BR> <BR> We are delighted to know you enjoyed your visit with us. We always are pleased our guests have a good time with us. We look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Mike

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      We had the Lite tea with the assorted sandwiches and scone. The sandwiches were excellent and very different from most other places. We had the pumpkin spice, Coconut Pouchong and Spicey Revelry Rooibos teas and all were excellent. We had never been to a tea house before and the service here was very cheerful and friendly.

      Tearoom response:

      Mike,<BR> <BR> We were delighted that you and your family stopped in and had tea with us today. We appreicate your kind words and hope you will come back to visit again.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • David Terceira

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      Great.

      Tearoom response:

      David,<BR> <BR> We are glad Tea, Lace & Roses was to your liking. 'Great' is a word we always appreciate hearing from our guests. We hope to see you all again soon. <BR> <BR> Pat

    • Gwen Field

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      This tearoom was recommended. It lived up to the recommendation. The selection of teas and the homemade savories, desserts and scones complimented the tea. The room was comfortable and warm. A worthwhile journey for Washingtonians.

      Tearoom response:

      Gwen,<BR> <BR> We greatly enjoyed your visit with us, and we appreciate your kind comments. We hope to see you on your future trips to Culpeper. <BR> <BR> Pat

    • Diane Blackwell

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      I took our five-year old twin girls to tea for their birthday along with the ladies in our family. We had an exceptional time. The food was homemade and absolutely delicious and the service was with a smile and very, very accommodating for us and the childrens needs. You made a cherished memory for my family. Thanks you, Tea, Lace and Roses!

      Tearoom response:

      Diane,<BR> <BR> Your family's visit with us was a delight. Your daughters are just precious, and it was our pleasure to be the place such wonderful memories were made for this very special occasion. Julie greatly enjoyed serving you.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Bill

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      I was the tour escort for The Royal-tea Club's trip south. On our return trip we stopped at Tea, Lace & Roses. Our ladies and gentlemen thoroughly enjoyed our tea at this lovely tearoom. We also enjoyed the gift shop!! We highly recoomend this tea room and hope to return again on a day trip to the area!! The 'tea maids' were delightful and welcoming. The food and tea selections were great. Roxanne B.

      Tearoom response:

      Roxanne,<BR> <BR> We had long awaited the visit of the Royal-tea Club, and we couldn't have enjoyed your visit more. You all were just wonderful guests, and we enjoyed serving you, visiting with you, and sending you home with some special treats your yourselves and others. The 'tea maids' anxiously await your 'day trip' visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Annika

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      My husband and I took his mother, who was visiting from France, to this place because we liked it so much last time we went. She loved it as well!!! The selection of available teas is incredible. It is a very relaxing and calming place with beautiful decorations.

      Tearoom response:

      Annika,<BR> <BR> It is wonderful to know that you, your husband, and your mother-in-law enjoyed your recent visit with us. And it was a privilege to have been among your stops during your mother-in-law's visit to America. We look forward to your next visit and hope you will find another great tea to count among your favorites.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • DJL

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      Our tea club visited this tea room on the way home from the Biltmore. We had a delightful tea and a wonderful time shopping in the gift shop. If you are passing by Culpepper, stop in for an excellent tea experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Donna,<BR> <BR> We had a great time with the members of the Royal-tea Club. We had anticipated your visit for so long, and you all were so gracious and lots of fun. Thank you for including us on your return trip home from the Biltmore.<BR> Pat

    • Sherry Lambert

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      I just love this place...I consider it a special place that I have very fond memories. I was so excited to take my mother and daughter who was 10 at the time..We had lots of fun playing dress up and enjoying the food drink and atmosphere. I always look forward to the next visit.

      Tearoom response:

      Sherry,<BR> <BR> We are delighted to be a special place for memories to be made by you and your loved ones. Nothings means more to us. We are especially glad to know you enjoy dressing up --our dress up room is a favorite stop for so many of our guests. Thank you, and we look forward to helping you make many more wonderful memories.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Jean Beard

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      My mom was visiting from out of state so we decided to try Tea, Lace & Roses. Everyone was so friendly and the food was great. The decor was so welcoming and fit well with the theme. We even bought home some loose tea. And when they ran out of the flavor I wanted to buy they took down my information so that they can call me and ship the tea to me when it is available again. Going to this tea house will now be a new tradition for whenever my mom comes for a visit. I wish we had the time to go back before she leaves.

      Tearoom response:

      Jean,<BR> <BR> It was wonderful that you and your mother enjoyed your visit with us. We are glad you enjoyed your lunch and tea. And, we are delighted to know that you visiting with us will be a new tradition for you. We look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • sandy

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      Very nice afternoon for my friend of 40 years and I. It was her 50th birthday and I was at a loss of what to do to commemorate her special day when I thought of TLR. While neither of us are tea drinkers, I LOVED the spiced pear tea and she tried the chocoate tea. The food was fine, but the best part was that it is such a departure from the usual fare and atmosphere. Thank you and we will be back!

      Tearoom response:

      Sandy,<BR> <BR> We were delighted that you and your friend enjoyed your time at Tea, Lace and Roses fir her birthday. We like being a place where friends enjoy special occasions. Thank you for your kind words, and we look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat <BR>

    • Tina

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      3 of my friends and I had the full English tea this past Tuesday. The tea started off with a scone which puzzled us so we asked why it was served first. We were told it was their tradition which was fine with us. The food was excellent as was the tea. I personally don't like flavored teas with food which is why I don't frequent the local tearoom in my city. All of us at tea that day are great tea aficionados and we were all quite pleased with our full English tea. It had been quite some time since our last visit. Hopefully we will be returning soon.

      Tearoom response:

      Tina,<BR> <BR> We were delighted to have you and your friends for lunch, and we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us. You all seemed to greatly enjoy your time together, and we are so happy you liked the tea and the Full English items as well. We do hope you will return soon.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Moira Rose Donohue

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      This is a delightful tearoom, offering traditional tea, Victorian dress-up AND, for those of us on a diet, a 'salad' tea that was superb! I totally enjoyed my experience there.

      Tearoom response:

      Moira,<BR> <BR> We loved having you with us and are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Michelle

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      The dress up room and the tea and scones are WONDERFUl. However, the tea for two food was AWFUL. The chicken salad had wonderful flavoring, but the chicken itself tasted like it came from a can. The raw mushroom with spinach dip was bitter. The quiche cup was cold. The cucumber topping tasted like it was capers mixed with a sweet pepper of sorts. I was SO disappointed. The dessert (and only one) was dry pumpkin bread that tasted like it was at least a day old. If you decide to visit. GET the tea and a scone. Skip out on the tea for two or anything more. Have fun dressing up and take lots of pictures.

      Tearoom response:

      It was unfortunate that the tea for two items were not to your liking. We appreciate your other kind comments.

    • Darlene Lyons

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      What a wonderful place to spend time, enjoying finer things of life. I invite everyone to enjoy an afternoon and be pampered. I took my sister for birthday and then invited a visitor to my home from WV to lunch. Her first trip to a Tea room, we enjoyed variety of 3 teas, wonderful scones and other delightful food. But most of all is the way you personally feel, Pat prepares wonderful food & Monica gives great service. It is a great escape from the ordinary and gives much needed mental relaxation. God Bless you for all you put into making a place for me & my friends to experience. Love Nathena Darlene

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for always being so complimentary of Tea, Lace, and Roses. We enjoy your visits and hearing about the tea parties you give for your friends, church, etc. You are such a tea enthusiast, and we are so glad to be a place you enjoy coming to relax and bring your friends. Also, we love your cookbook, and are glad to have it available in our gift shop. The recipes are wonderful -- and we appreicate you including the three recipes from Tea, Lace, & Roses. It was good to talk with you earler this week, and we look forward to your next visit. P. S. We hope you husband and his friends enjoyed their fishing trip while you and your friends come to tea recently. See you soon. <BR> <BR> Pat

    • Judy Mullins

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      'Tea, Lace & Roses' is defiantely 'MY HAPPY SPOT!!!' I have been going to this quaint and beautiful Victorian tearoom for many years and EVERY visit is unique and very special. The variety of tea choices is amazing - our favorites are coconut/almond, raspberry rooibos and spicey revelry. The food is FUN and delicious and served so elegantly. The servers make each person feel so special and cared for. My experience has ALWAYS been top-notch - GIRLS, you've just got to go there!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Judy,<BR> <BR> You are so sweet, and we always, always love when you come to Tea, Lace & Roses. It makes us so happy to know that we are your 'Happy Spot'. Thank you so much for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. <BR> <BR> Pat

    • laura nunley

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      The location, charming atmoshpere, tea and scones were good. Unfortunately, the service and awful food overshadowed. The food combinations were strange, not well prepared & not fresh. I would go for tea with just scones and not for a special event.

      Tearoom response:

      Laura,<BR> Your description of your visit is certainly an exception to our consistently positive and complimentary comments and reviews. This is unfortunate.<BR> Pat

    • dana

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      I took my 7 year old daughter out for a special treat. We both loved it! We tried each of the three 'community teas' cream earl grey,fiji green, and coconut almond roobios. We both enjoyed them a great deal as well as the lavender scones with lime curd YUM! My daughter couldn't decide witch she liked more dress up or the tea itself. Had a delightful time and the service was excellent.

      Tearoom response:

      Dana, <BR> We were delighted to have you and your lovely daughter as our guests. It was good to see you both enjoying this special time together. We are glad to have been a part of what will surely be a nice memory to tuck away.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Vicki

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      My friend Pam surprised me with an Afternoon Tea to celebrate my birthday. It was perfect! Wonderful selection of teas--I chose the Spiced Pear. Delicious scones, sandwiches and tasty desserts. Best of all, service was efficient but unobtrusive, and we sat and talked for a very long time. A lovely afternoon.

      Tearoom response:

      Vicki, Thank you for your kind words. We were delighted to be a part of your birthday celebraton with Pam. And, we are so happy to know that you enjoyed your visit with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. <BR> <BR> Pat

    • Mrs. Sarah Biber

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      I am new to the area (only 5 months) and this was my second visit here. I have been to many tea places in many states and this is one of the best. The owner and staff are extremely helpful and kind. They go out of their way to make you feel like you are the only guests they have to serve. They even played a CD of piano music that I saw in the gift shop by my request. It is more like going to a close friend's home or the home of a family member. Try their 'Tea for Two' with a friend. You will enjoy it.

      Tearoom response:

      Sarah,<BR> <BR> It was so nice to have you as our guest. We appreciate you and your friends coming for tea. And we are delighted that you felt right at home. We look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat

    • Beth Fox

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      Our family came in this past weekend while visiting from out of town and we had a really good time. I never knew tea came in so many flavors. We had the dessert tea and it was excellent. After coming to your tea room I think will try one back home, too.

      Tearoom response:

      Beth, We appreciate you visiting and we are glad to know you enjoyed your exprience here. And, I am also glad you plan on visiting a tea room near your home. We hope you will visit us again on your next trip to Culpeper. Pat

    • Nancy Moore

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      I 'hosted' a Red Hat group of 32 ladies at Tea,Lace,& Roses, and all I had to do was show up! The staff took excellent care of everything for me and for the group! The victorian atmosphere was delightful. I received rave reviews from my ladies. Thanks TL&R for helping me host the perfect tea!

      Tearoom response:

      see reply above. Thanks, Nancy.

    • Karen Kinser

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      I took my daughter & granddaughter, it was my granddaughter's first tea party. The service was excellent & we all enjoyed ourselves. A pleasant atmosphere with a memorable experience. Thank you -

      Tearoom response:

      Karen, we were delighted that you chose Tea, Lace & Roses for the occasion of your granddaugher's first tea party. We were just delighted to share in this happy time for your family. Pat

    • L. Perkins

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      As Brits, we are always on the look-out for 'Afternoon Tea'. We found this whimsical little gem unexpectedly and had such a good experience, we went out of our way to visit again on our return home. We enjoy plain, strong tea to drink but they have an incredible selection of teas and a variety of afternoon tea fingerfood - all home-made and delicious! We will certainly return when we pass through that area of Virginia.

      Tearoom response:

      What a pleasant surprise to see you on your return trip to Culpeper. It made our day for you to have returned so soon. We greatly enjoyed visiting with you. Pat

    • Cheryl

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      My husband and I so enjoyed our full service tea on Saturday. We were treated as honored guests. The individual teapots were unique and lovely. The lemon curd was so delicious! The sweet treats called 'orange coolers' were special. The fillings for the tea sandwiches were of high quality. My one suggestion would be to fill the filo dough cups and the croissants at the last minute so they do not lose their texture. Also, it was a very good value for the price. We look forward to coming back! Thank you!

      Tearoom response:

      We also enjoyed our visit with you and are delighted that you had a good experience. We also appreicate your suggetions. We look forward to your next vist. Pat

    • Jennifer Haynes

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      I brought my Girl Scout Troop to Tea, Lace and Roses. They had such a wonderful time and felt like such big girls in the fancy hats they provided. Pat was so patient with them and helped make our visit a special time they are sure to remember.

      Tearoom response:

      Jennifer, the lovely young ladies in your Troop were just delightful, attentive and very polite. It is obvious that you are a wonderful leader and that your girls are learning a great deal that will help them as they grow and exprience life. Pat

    • Karen Howard

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      We celebrated my friend's 72nd birthday here and had a wonderful time. The Staff made her feel special with a candle and cake. The patron's of the tea room joined in singing happy birthday. This was our second visit here this spring and were pleased with both visits.

      Tearoom response:

      Karen, the occasion of your visit and your friends 72nd birthday was a special for us as well. We enjoyed being a part of such a nice occasion. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Pat

    • Robin

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      My mother, sister and I love having tea together and have been lucky enough to have tea in many places. Without a doubt, TL&R is the best tea we've ever tried (including the Ritz in London!). It is our special place to eat when I'm visiting Culpeper, and we have brought my 3 year old many times for the 'Wee Tea.' It is truly a treasure.

      Tearoom response:

      Robin, we were delighted to host you and your family, and we sincrerely appreciate your kind words. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Pat

    • Kim

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      My friend in TN gave me one of the best Christmas gifts ever a gift certificate to your tea room. My friend & I had such a wonderful time. Paula & Pat are great! We enjoyed talking with both of you so much. I've been working on recruting some friends to come with me & hope to visit you again very soon. Thank you for such a wonderful afternoon!

      Tearoom response:

      Kim, Paula and I were so pleased that you and your friend came for lunch. We enjoy talking to our customers and want them to feel right at home. Come and visit anytime. Thank you for your kind comments we look forward to visiting with you again. Pat and Paula

    • Susan

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      My now grown daughter and I have shared tea together for decades as our special bonding time. Two weeks ago we had the pleasure of taking my daughter-in-law and two granddaughters with us when we visited here for the first of what will be many times. There aren't enough superlatives to adequately praise Paula for her hospitality and patience, nor accolades lofty enough for the quality of teas and scones. We've savored hundreds of tearooms over the years, and Lace, Tea, and Roses earns five-star status (and Paula gets a halo) for the memorable afternoon spent in Culpeper. Thank you for enriching our lives and being a part of a treasured memory, Paula.

      Tearoom response:

      Susan, Paula and I are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed you visit to Tea, Lace and Roses. We look forward to your next visit, we are always pleased when folks have time to make memories at tea, Lace and Roses. Thank you for your kind words. Pat and Pauls<BR> <BR>

    • Steve and Linda Christensen

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      My wife and I discovered your wonderful tea room this past Saturday. The atmosphere, service, and quality combined to make it a wonderful experience. Thank you!

      Tearoom response:

      Steve and Linda, Thank you so much for coming to visit Tea, Lace and Roses. We are always pleased when folks let us know we are doing a good job. Please come and see us anytime you are in the area. Thank you again for your kind words. Pat and Paula

    • TDS Feb 13, 2009

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      Welcoming ambiance, charm and amiable visit with the cook, a delectable array of tea foods (in ample quantity to satisfy the men in the party), and the careful attention of our hostess afforded us one of the pleasantest afternoon teas we have experienced.

      Tearoom response:

      TDS, Thank you for the wonderful comments about Tea, Lace and Roses. We are so glad you took the time to come for tea and visit with Paula and the shy cook! Please come back and visit anytime. Glad to know the men were pleased with what they received. Thanks again Paula and Pat

    • Christine Gomez

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      Thanks for the break, I enjoyed our little chat. Can't wait to go back on Saturday for the V-day dinner. To anyone who has yet to visit Tea, Lace & Roses, you are missing out. There is a good reason why, this little teahouse in Culpeper is ranked #4 in the state.

      Tearoom response:

      Christine,<BR> Paula and I are pleased that you enjoyed your break here at Tea, Lace and Roses. Please come and visit when you have the time. We appreciate your kind words. It was good to see you at the Valentine's Dinner. Paula and Pat

    • Tammy

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      Dear Paula and Pat ~ Today's visit to Tea, Lace & Roses was absolutely delightful. I completely understand why Virginia Living Television chose to highlight you and your business. One should never leave your tearoom thirty or hungry! Thank you for being an important part of the downtown Culpeper, VA community.

      Tearoom response:

      Tammy, <BR> You are so kind, we always enjoy your visits please stop in anytime you are in the area. We were so pleased that Virginia Living Television chose to highlight Tea, Lace and Roses, we still hear comments about it. it was a great help having just bought the business. Thanks again Pat and Paula

    • Sandy Jones

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      Our family group of seven ladies so enjoyed our experience at Tea Lace and Roses! The hats to choose from to wear were a special fun thing for us!The 'Afternoon Tea' menu was just the thing and it was a wonderful fun experience! Thanks Paula, Pat and Tory!

      Tearoom response:

      Sandy,<BR> We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed the day at Tea Lace and Roses. Thank you for your kind words please come and visit when you are in the area.<BR> Pat and Paula

    • Mary Ann Tucker

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      I visit my sister in Charlottesville, VA each spring and fall, and we always drive to Culpepper for your tea. This fall I had my niece and granddaughter with me as well. Your teas rival anything we have had in England. (My sister lived in London for four years.) The variety of teas, the quality of your scones and sandwiches, and the friendlyness of your staff will keep us coming back for many years to come. See you all next May!

      Tearoom response:

      Mary Ann, We were so glad that you and your family came to visit Tea, Lace and Roses. Thank you for all the kind things you said about the Tea House,we do hope you will come and visit again. Our goal is to make this a fun place to come with friends and family. <BR> Thank You again.<BR> Pat and Paula

    • Marjorie DeWitt

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      My mom and I thoroughly enjoyed our tea yesterday. We felt very welcome and pampered, and will certainly return. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. It was well worth the long drive in the rain! We especially enjoyed being able to look through (and smell) all of the teas before selecting. I've never been to a tea house that offers that service, and it was a nice perk.

      Tearoom response:

      Marjorie, Paula and I are so plesed that you and your mother enjoyed coming to Tea, Lace and Roses. We thank you for all of your kind words, please come and vist anytime. It is our goal to make our friends feel at home here.<BR> Thank you again<BR> Pat and Paula

    • Joyce Zucker

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      I had tea at your tea room on October 22nd. I came as a guest of a friend and had no real expectations except for a nice luncheon in a tea room. My vist turned out to be a fantastic experience. The tea room atmosphere was wonderful, we enjoyed the dressing room, the tea and the food were outstandingly delicious and even though this tea room is 1 1/2 hour drive from my home I plan to return. Thank you so much ladies for a fabulous afternoon.

      Tearoom response:

      Joyce, <BR> Thank you for all of your kind words, we are always so pleased when we feel we have done our job. It is great to have so many wonderful friends stop in and visit. it is our goal to make new friends become old friends. Thank you again.<BR> We look forward to your next visit.<BR> <BR> Pat and Paula

    • Vicki

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      I can't say enough about this wonderful tea room. Five of us had tea there this past Saturday. Our reservations were at 12:30. I arrived about 12:40 and the other four did not arrive till 2:00 PM due to traffic. We were treated most graciously, I was served a pot of tea before the others arrived, and a bowl of soup on the house. We were served most graciously despite the late arrival. The food and tea were excellent as was the service. We will be back again!

      Tearoom response:

      Vicki,<BR> we were so glad your group came and had tea with us. Plese come back and see us again. You are a lovely group of Redhats, Thank you for your many kind words. We look forward to your next visit.<BR> Pat and Paula

    • Jessica

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      I hosted the best bridal shower yesterday thanks to Tea, Lace, and Roses. The great service and atmosphere helped everyone have a great and relaxing time. Thank you so much again for your help!

      Tearoom response:

      Jessica, we were so glad everyone enjoyed the bridal shower. Parties are always fun for the staff we do enjoy seeing that our friends have a good time. Please come back and visit when you are in the area. Have a great day. Pat and Paula

    • sheree

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      tea, lace & roses is a lovely tea room in culpeper. our goup of 18 were on a bus trip from the casual cup tea room in jacksonville md. we arrived at the tea room to be greeted and warmly welcomed by the owner and staff.the service was great and the food was delicious. 'fabulous' tea, lace & roses tea room and the towm of culpeper va are a great day trip from baltimore. thank you for a wounderful day.

      Tearoom response:

      Sheree, <BR> It was great to have such a lovely group come and visit Tea, Lace and Roses. Please come back and visit anytime. We want to make our new friends our old friends. Thank you for all the lovely things you said about Tea Lace, and Roses.<BR> <BR> We look forward to seeing you again.<BR> <BR> Pat and Paula

    • Beverly Clark

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      When a visitor takes tea at Tea,ace, and Roses she enjoys a delightful experience. Not only is the tea/food delicious, but is presented beautifully. Also the ambience is exceptional.

    • Joan

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      I misplaced the Tea Map web address, and just found it so my review is way past due. A couple of months ago I visited Tea Lace & Roses with a couple of friends. It was the first visit for 2 of us, and the other recommended the visit based on a great previous experience. We had the full English Tea, and loved everything, especially the cinnamon chip scones. It's also nice to be able to purchase the teas you enjoy the most and have them at home. A lovely way to spend an afternoon. We'll see you again. Thanks!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you so much, Joan. It is nice of you to go to all that trouble to find TeaMap and write a review. I am so happy you enjoyed your experience at Tea, Lace & Roses and hope that you will return again soon. Thanks again, from one Joan to another.

    • Karin Butler

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      Tea, Lace & Roses is a charming, cozy tearoom and, as always, I enjoyed my recent visit immensely! The owner, Joan, is as gracious a hostess as she is knowledgeable about teas. I highly recommend the Ambrosia tea and the chicken salad is wonderful! I can't say enough about the scones...lavender, most recently...fantastic! The decor is lovely, the soft music is delightful and the 'dress up' room is so much fun! Thank you, once again Joan, for a fabulous time!

      Tearoom response:

      Hi Karin,<BR> Thanks for your continuous support. You are one of our favorite customers and we always enjoy your visits. Thank you for sharing your special day with your niece at Tea, Lace & Roses. We are looking forward to the next time. Joan

    • VATealover

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      I went with my aunt to Tea, Lace, and Roses as my 20th birthday gift, as well as on our ever continual quest to find good Tea Rooms. Tea, Lace, and Roses is without a doubt one of the top tearooms we have ever been to. The service, the food, the decor, and of course, the tea was far above expectations. Even the shop contained one of the best selections of tea paraphernalia I have ever encountered. Truly wonderful, I will most definitely be coming back. :)

      Tearoom response:

      Hi Zidel,<BR> Thank you for sharing your special birthday with Tea, Lace & Roses. We very much appreciate your kind words. We look forward to helping you celebrate your 21st, but please make it a point to return before then. Again, thank you and Happy Birthday!

    • Karen Sizemore

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      My husband and I stopped in for tea to celebrate our anniversary. In a word--superb! The selection of teas was outstanding. The food was outstanding. The ambiance was incredible. We're lucky in that we live in Culpeper to hopefully make this experience a monthly treat! 5-stars all the way is my rating!

      Tearoom response:

      Hi Karen,<BR> Thank you for celebrating your special day with Tea, Lace & Roses. We are honored that you chose to share your anniversary with us. We look forward to your monthly visits. Thank again, and Happy Anniversary! Joan

    • Jeanette Sharp

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      My three flower girls, their mothers, and I had a wonderful time at Tea, Lace, & Roses. We had a wee tea, which was delightful way for the bride-to-be (me) to get to know her flower girls on intimate and fun bases. I don't know who had more fun dressing up and sampling tea the adults or kids. I would recommend the idea to any bride-to-be.

      Tearoom response:

      Hi Jeanette,<BR> What a lovely idea, to bring your flower girls to tea to get to know them and really make them feel a part of the occasion. We thank you for sharing that experience with Tea, Lace & Roses and look forward to your return. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and best wishes for a happy future. Joan

    • Susan O

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      Tea, Lace and Roses has to be one of the 'best' tea rooms my tea friends and I have had the chance to visit. To begin with, we were greeted at the door by the owner and welcomed to the tea room. The atmosphere was like being in a cozy victorian parlor. After being seated at a lovely laid out table with china tea cups/saucers, we were given a choice of three teas. An almond-coconut herb tea, a lemongrass-mint, green tea and a delicious earl gray cream tea. Our hostess poured our tea and we chose to indulge in the full English Tea. What a 'great decision!' Warm lavender scones were served first along with homemade clotted cream & a yummy raspberry curd (which is sold in the shop), followed by a three tier tray offering fresh homemade finger sandwiches (yummy chicken salad), tasty savories and absolutely delicious miniature pastries. (The homemade bread pudding tarts were to die for!) Our hostess was extremely attentive, and we never lacked for fresh tea at our table. After finishing our tea, we were invited to wander the upstairs and back rooms which offered many gift and tea items for sale. Tea, Lace and Roses is a tea room we will be sure to visit many times in the future.

      Tearoom response:

      Hi Susan,<BR> Thank you for your glowing comments. We appreciate your business and your remarks. It enables future guests to get a feel for the teahouse and choose if it is what they are looking for to celebrate an occasion or get together with friends. Again, thank you and we look forward to your return. Joan

    • Charlotte

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      I took my mother for an 'outing' and we highly enjoyed the experience. I am looking to opening my own shop in a few years and I was able to truely get some lovely ideas! Thank you for the pleasant time.

      Tearoom response:

      Hi Charlotte,<BR> Thank you for bringing your mother to Tea, Lace & Roses. When you get ready to open your own teahouse, I will be happy to answer any questions you may have or assist you if I can. It is truly rewarding and you meet so many wonderful people. I have made friends I hope to have for years to come. Joan

    • Nicole Lynch

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      We visited today to celebrate my daughter's first birthday. It could not have been more wonderful. We all loved dressing up! The food was fantastic, the tea selection was wonderful and extensive, and the service was lovely. I cannot wait to visit again.

      Tearoom response:

      Hi Nicole,<BR> Thank you for bringing your daughter to celebrate her birthday. What a wonderful tradition to begin with her. We look forward to her second birthday, but please don't wait that long to return to Tea, Lace & Roses. Thank you for your lovely comments. Joan

    • Ivy Bishop - St Ange

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      My friend and I had a wonderful full afternoon tea at Tea Lace & Roses. The owner was warm, friendly and accommodating. I am a diabetic and she prepared sugar-free scones and cookies for me which were delicious. The food and service were top notch. The decor is superb and invites one to linger. We will definitely be doing this again.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Ivy. We were pleased to have you and your friend as our guests. We are always happy to try to accommodate our friends with special diet concerns, as long as we know ahead of time. Please come back and visit soon.<BR> Thanks again, Joan

    • Cindy and Leeanne

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      My friend and I drove from Richmond to the nearby Seven Oaks Lavender Farm and after our visit there decided to get lunch. I remembered reading about a tea room in Culpeper, so we thought we'd try to find it. The visitor's center directed us to TLR, an easy walk of about two blocks. We were delighted with our experience there! We loved the large selection and the fact that the tea was brewed, not in tea bags. The food was delicious, the service attentive and friendly, the decor cozy and relaxing. We perused every corner of the gift shop-terrific selection,something for every pocketbook. Tea, Lace and Roses, we look forward to returning, and bringing some friends!

      Tearoom response:

      Hi Cindy & Leeanne,<BR> I enjoyed talking to you on your recent visit to Tea, Lace & Roses. Thank you for the info on the Lavender Farm; am going to try to get there soon. Thanks for visiting and we look forward to your return. Joan

    • Debbie Cipolla

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      My husband and I visited Tea, Lace & Roses. We had a wonderful time. The owner, Joan, and our waitress, Tory, were very warm and friendly and provided excellent service. The food was very good, expecially the cinnamon chip scones. The interior decor is very charming, and there is a delightful variety of items for sale in the gift shop. Anyone who goes to Tea, Lace and Roses is sure to have a delightful time. Debbie Cipolla (Rhode Island) 6/22/08

      Tearoom response:

      Hi Debbie,<BR> I enjoyed meeting you and your husband. Thank you for coming to Tea, Lace & Roses. We appreciate your comments, especially since you have a tearoom of your own and know what is involved in producing a good product. I hope to be able to visit 'Tea for You' in RI one day. Thanks, Joan

    • L Price

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      This is a wonderful tearoom. I have had tea here on several occasions. The food and tea are really delicious and the china collection is exceptional. So many beautiful teacups, plates and teapots. They set a very pretty table. You will not be disappointed.

      Tearoom response:

      Thanks for visiting Tea, Lace & Roses. It is because of our faithful guests that we are able to continue. We look forward to your return.

    • Jules

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      I have been here on several occasions and enjoy it every time. The service is excellent and the staff are always pleasent and helpful. They bring out sample jars of the teas they offer for you to smell. It is extremely helpful when you can't decide what you want or you want to try a new tea. The food is always tasty and the teas are wonderful. The hot scones are delicious. The last time I went, my stepdad and I got to try four different teas, no extra charge! I have never done that at another tea room. I highly recommend this tea room for good food, tea, and a cozy-meets-traditional atmosphere.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for taking time to leave a critique on teamap. We appreciate your comments, and your business. Please visit us again.

    • Karlya D.

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      My friend and I have been to TL&R three times now and have loved every minute. It has made the 1 1/2 hour drive worth it! The food has been different every time and is much better than any other tea rooms that we've been to. (including the Ritz and the Hay-Adams) The last time we were there the hostess recognized me from a previous visit. That was very thoughtful. And it did surprise me because it had been such a long time since we had been there. We will definately be back. Again and again.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for visiting us again. We value our regular customers and realize how important they are to our business. We appreciate the comparison to the Ritz and the Hay-Adams and look forward to your fourth visit.

    • Nickie

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      A group of 8 ladies had a ball today at the tea room. The 'sniffing bar' of tea was very useful, especially to those who have not had many teas. So many to choose from too. The food was excellent and filling and cute gift shop. The tea room is very Victorian and the added dress-up room was a nice touch--but I missed the boas from my last trip here. Our visit rounded out a fun day of shopping with friends. Thank you for making it special.

      Tearoom response:

      Sorry about the boas. They had gotten pretty sad looking and we were constantly picking up feathers. Thought it best to add more jewelry instead. I am glad you had a good time even without the boas. Thank you for including us in your friendship day.<BR> Joan

    • Diane

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      My daughters and I so enjoyed our first visit yesterday; the owners are delightful; the food was fabulous! Thank you for making my Mother's Day so special!

      Tearoom response:

      I am so glad you had an enjoyable experience on our first Mother's Day Brunch. We look forward to your return.<BR> Joan

    • Barbi

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      LOVE THIS PLACE... I heard they are up for sale...how sad. This was a nice, celan, upscale tea room with a variety of teas to offer. The owner is just 'special'. I will miss it. Best of luck in selling it.

      Tearoom response:

      Hi Barbi, Thank you for your continued patronage. Hopefully the teahouse will sell as is and continue. Until then, we will serve our guests as usual. It is because of people like you that makes this such a pleasure.

    • Kathy H.

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      We visited the tea room for the first time this weekend to celebrate 4 April birthdays. We found the atmosphere calm and condusive to good conversation, the owners friendly, the tea was great. The food was good, although very small portions for the price. I would have liked to have seen the hats mentioned by another customer. There were many interesting tea related gifts and collectibles.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for your review of Tea, Lace & Roses. It only helps us to get better. I don't know what happened about the hats--that is one of the highlights of our establishment, and I must have had a brain freeze or senior moment to forget about the dress-up room. I do apologize. As for the food portions, we are going to make some of the sandwiches larger than they presently are. I agree that some are too small. They are geared more for the Full English Tea, which has quite a bit of food and many take a box of leftovers home with them. Again, thank you for your comments. I hope you will give us another chance to make a better impression. Please let me know when you came come again and I will make up for this visit.

    • Aunt Kathy

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      My neice and I spent a day riding in the Virginia countryside. We stopped in at Tea, Lace, and Roses and had a lovely time. From the tea presentation, to hats, to scones, to dessert all were delightful. Clotted cream and orange cookies were our favorites. Tea, Lace, and Roses made my special time with my niece even better. This is definitely a destination in itself.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for your kind words. We are honored that you made us a part of your special day with your niece. Please come again.

    • Cindy H. 4/8/08

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      Great tea shop. Really enjoyed it. My friends and I have tea somewhere in the Commonwealth, close to NOVA or Richmond, about once a quarter. It's our way of getting together often.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for including Tea, Lace & Roses in your special celebration of friendship. Please visit us again.

    • Vera Moody

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      Just enjoyed the afternoon with our Red Hat group. We all had fun playing dress-up and both the tea and the food were wonderful.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for your comments. We love those Red Hatters. What fun!

    • Rebecca

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      My girlfriends and I discovered this a few years ago, and now drive out a few times a year to spend a day in lovely Culpeper. We always finish with afternoon tea at Tea, Lace, and Roses. It's a wonderful place to unwind. The food is incredible, and the whole staff is cheery and kind. The only recommendation - if you're 'popping' out for the day, make sure to call ahead for a reservation.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you so much for your repeat patronage. We look forward to your return visit.

    • Ruth Tencati

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      At least once a year, a group of former teachers get together to keep our friendship going as our lives grow and change. We set our tea date at Tea, Lace and Roses in December and I traveled from Charlotte, NC to be with my friends to celebrate life. It was well worth the trip. Tea, Lace and Roses, once again, did not dissapoint.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for making us a part of your special friendships.

    • Karen G

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      This is a Great Place!! A must!

    • Denise Littleton, Stanley VA

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      Coming from all reaches of the state, my grandmother, aunts, great-aunts, cousins, and I gathered in Culpeper at Tea, Lace & Roses as a central location to celebrate my 43rd birthday, and to reunite last year! We essentially dominated the front room, happily laughing, oohing and aanhing at the teapots, china, decor, the petit finger sandwiches, and each other! The Tea Room is decorated in an Antique Victorian motif that delights. We visited their back room where they supply patrons with hats, feather boas, and lace gloves, with an antique vanity to admire our transformations. It was like a big-girl's fantasy tea party--and we just loved it. The bamboo tea was exceptional and the scones were to die for! I will be sure to stop in again when in town, and thanks for making my birthday such a memorable, special and unique experience.

    • Donna

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      I took my daughter and her grandmother here for an intimate tea time experience and we found it quite lovely and had a lot of fun as well. It totally met our expectations and more. Although we had a hard time choosing, I love that you can 'sniff' each tea before deciding which one and there are descriptions of the teas. We had fun trying on hats and boas and took lots of pictures. The food was delightful and yummy. The ambience wonderful. We happened to visit another tea room with a friend the following week and were slightly disappointed as it could not live up to the experience we had at Tea, Lace and Roses. I will be bringing her soon to yours. Thank you!

    • Karen H.

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      Your shop is such a lovely setting in a historic Town - and an excellent place in which to enjoy gourmet teas from around the world, brewed to perfection! We loved the 'high' tea - delicious treats and echoes of days gone by on real china! A true find for tea afficionados - you have teas I simply cannot find elsewhere. We will be back again and again!

    • Kay

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      I have visited various tearooms throughout the U.S., and I would have to say that this tearoom met my expectations. The food was delicious, and the staff was very pleasant—they took time to talk even though they were busy. I hope to visit again even though I live four hours away.

    • Cathi

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      Took my girlfriend for her birthday and what a wonderful time we had. The tea room is very victorian and we were totally delighted. We traveled almost 60 miles to get there and we will do it again!

    • Mary Kay

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      My friend Sharon and I visited TLR for the first time today and enjoyed every minute. All of the sandwiches were scrumptious, especially the polenta and mozzarella. The pumpkin scones were excellent. The selection of teas was great. We would definitely visit again.

    • Sandy O'Brien

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      What a lovely experience I had visiting your shop. The variety of teas was amazing and the service and atmoshpere were a delight. I also loved the scones. (They were pumpkin) I brought my boyfriend with me and he enjoyed himself as well!( I was visiting him in Culpeper) I am from upstate New York and was glad to bring home a few purchases as well from your wide selection of gifts, etc. I hope to visit you again when I am in town.

    • Tracy

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      Tea, Lace & Roses is a fun teahouse. Beautifully decorated with lots of character, the teahouse is one of the prettiest ones i've been to. The drive from DC was horrible, as we were stuck in traffic for 3 hours on the 66, but despite our 1 hour lateness we were greeted graciously. The teahouse is quite small and narrow, one side of the teahouse is the tearoom and the other is a small gift shop. We were seated at the back near the 'dress-up' room, a room filled with boas, hats, jewelry, gloves for the guests to wear while drinking their tea. The server brought us a large tray with their selections of teas in spices jars. This is their tea sample/list. We thought this was a clever way to help people decide on which tea to choose as you can unscrew the tops to sniff the teas. They must have had at least 50 different kinds. My husband and I ended up ordering the Tea for Two for $30. The food is served on a three tiered tray and we got bottomless pots of tea as well. We got one large chicken salad croissant sandwich (split in half), two scones, two halves of a baked cherry tomato, two cucumber sandwiches and two tuna fish sandwiches. To be honest, other than the chicken croissant, the rest of the food was quite unmemorable, crusts not cut up properly, the selection of desserts unexciting, the scones were as flat as a cookie(albeit warm) and the lemon curd was quite gooey. We enjoyed our surroundings and the staff was very nice and attentive but I think we will not be revisiting the teahouse for the average selection and quality of food.

      Tearoom response:

      Please accept our apologies for your dissatisfaction with Tea, Lace & Roses. Excuse my confusion, but I am not sure why we only received four stars for service and three for artistry. You commented on how gracious we were, even with your late arrival and no phone call to let us know you were on your way. Your review also states how you found the teahouse to be 'beautifully decorated with lots of character.' We pride ourselves on not only our decor, but our selection of teas, our food and its presentation and our customer service. We make a point of going to each table several times to see if there is anything we can get for our guests or if everything is okay. Unfortunately, you did not let us know that you were displeased with the food. We would have been happy to get you something else to eat. The Tea for Two you selected comes with one dessert per person, hence the lack of a selection of desserts. The Full Tea and the Afternoon Tea both come with three desserts per person. I am sorry if that was misunderstood. The scones we serve are not the biscuit type that we find to be dry. We bake our own that are a cross between a cookie and a cake. I can't help but think that your horrendous three hour trip to get here may have tainted your view of Tea, Lace & Roses, which I can fully understand. If you will contact me through our website I would like to invite you to come back and give us another chance.

    • Kim Embrey

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      I have a daughther getting married this fall and we didn't want a 'traditional' wedding shower - we wanted something unique. This Tea House offered that experience and it was absolutely WONDERFUL. I doubt I will be able to express how helpful, thoughtful and considerate Joan and Sharon were when we were making arrangements. They worked every detail of this 'Bridal Tea' to make it the most exquisite and delicious experience for our 27 guests. The decor of Tea, Lace and Roses is very fashionable! From the menu 'English Tea' was selected for our guests and a couple of 'Wee Tea's' for the children. Both had excellent presentation, the scones were wonderful, assorted finger sandwiches and savories were delectable! The desserts melted in your mouth. I could go on about the food, but alas the tea was the reason the establishment was selected - I don't think I can recall the number of teas we were offered to select from and smell! There were so many offered, the choice was difficult. The tea selections made for our occasion were: Darjeeling, Earl Grey, White Tip Oolong and Temple of Heaven. Sharon made the occasion special by demonstrating her knowledge of the teas that were selected and on tea etiquette. She is quite charming, an excellent conversationalist and very knowledgeable. Joan helped work out all of the finite details...to include rose cupcakes (drizzled with soft pink icing), a champagne toast (from the bridal party) and biscotti dipped in chocolate for our guests! I don't think I could possibly do justice to this establishment in singing it praises. If you enjoy a great cup of tea, served in traditional spirit...in an inviting environment with wonderful hotesses, then you will enjoy Tea, Lace and Roses. We did and we will be back. THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU ~ for making our special occasion as memorable as possible. Special thank you from the Bride-to-be (Earlene) and the Bridal Party (Jackie, Laura and Beth)! IT WAS FANTASTIC!!!

    • Mary

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      I enjoy everything about this cozy little Tearoom. So much that I keep coming back and introducing other friends to it. Keep up the wonderful service.

    • Vic Fredette

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      Brought my Wife, Daughter & Granddaughter just to see what it would be like. Great fun with the ladies wearing Hats, boas & pearls - all provided by the tea house. I used one of their men's formal hi- hats. The teas were wonderful, the food excellent, the surroundings beautiful and the people really nice. From 10 (Granddaughter) to 36 (Daughter) to 60 (My Wife) to 67 (Me) to was a very nice, and fun time. My Granddaughter loved her 'Wee Tea' - it's presentation was really fun for her! This place is Fun for all ages! It was well worth the one hour+ drive! We will be going back - and more than once. Be sure to take your camera -the pictures will help you remember the good time. As a male, I wondered if I would enjoy a 'Tea Party?' There is no way possible for you not to enjoy your time at this Tea House!!!

    • Joy S.

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      I stumbled upon their website when a friend and I were going to be in the area. We laughed at ouselves and thought it would be cute and fun, but we were blown away by our experience! We felt like we were five years old again laughing and trying on hats and boas but felt so proper with our tea and lunch. The tea and foods are delicious, and everyone is so hopitable, I whole heartedly recommend Tea, Lace, & Roses and cannot wait to go back. I can see why people drive two hours to go!

    • Sheron

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      I have been there twice now, once with a group of Red Hat Ladies and we had such a wonderful time that I told another group of friends and they wanted to go also. We just came back and the second group are as impressed as the first. Sharon and her staff make you feel like you are old friends. The only thing wrong is we have to travel a hour to hour and a half to get there. If we are real lucky they will open another tea room closer to the DC beltway. Love you guys.

    • Sandy Clothier

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      My Granddaughters, Andrea – 20, Jenna – 5 & Alyssa – 3 and I had a great time at Tea, Lace & Roses. We all enjoyed dressing up in hats & gloves and having tea, in old-fashioned relaxation & style. This shop is a wonderful array of Victorian elegance and reminders of times past – the food was excellent, the tea was delicious and even the little ones are still talking about “The Tea Party”. Alyssa especially loved the Jell-O Jigglers, the children's meals were perfect for little ones. I would recommend this shop to anyone and everyone and am looking forward to another Tea Party – perhaps an Adult one this time! As a scrapbooker, of course, I took my camera and was able to take photos while the girls were dressing up and at the table. I can hardly wait to scrapbook our memories! Sandy Clothier

    • Karen G

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      We had a Wonderful time at this tea room. I have one suggestion please provide more hats. We came on a saturday and the tea room was crowded so the pickings were silm for hats. LOVED THIS TEA HOUSE!

    • Marcia Choquette

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      Tea, Lace & Roses provided a wonderful experience! Our group of 15 gathered to celebrate a consultant's 10th anniversary with Creative Memories. Our tea hostesses were so gracious and provided excellent service. They made us feel very special. The food was delicious and the tea was divine. I am looking forward to my next visit soon!

    • Ruth Tencati

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      Our group of 5 drove almost 2 hours to experience tea at Tea, Lace & Roses. We were not disappointed. Sharon's service was gracious, the atmosphere was delightful and the teas and goodies were wonderful. What a wonderful place to spend our afternoon. Thank you so much, ladies!

    • Shari and Anna

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      We drove an hour to visit this lovely tearoom based on the recommendations on teamap.com. We were not disappointed in the least. The ladies that run Tea, Lace & Roses were gracious and friendly and made us feel at home. The food was excellent; the decor was delightful; and the tea was hot and freshly made. We especially enjoyed the tea 'sniffing' bar to choose our variety.

    • rmhairston

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      Outstanding warmth,charm,friendly reception and attentive service in cozy if smallish setting. The tea sniffing tray made tea selections easier and fun. The teas tasted better than so many I've ordered from top vendors, i.e. Harneys, Sarum, Grace Rare Teas, etc. The foods were fresh and delicious with the best scones. The quantities served per person for a full afternoon tea of equal quality are a third of that served at Rowena's in Norfolk at a lower price. It would be great if clients could replace undesired edibles with extras of those they truly favor. I will still revisit and bring friends for all the other great attributes of your tea room!

    • Carolyn E

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      The best tea shop I have ever been to! Wonderful selection of teas, food and the decor was lovely.

    • Mary

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      My mother, friend, aunt and I came to the tea house for a get together. This tea house had an amazing garden room that we sat in, and the service was excellent. Every room was covered in pink, and reds. It was lovely, and as well as the tea they had to offer. I recommend this tea house to anyone, and hope to visit this one, and more soon.

    • Erjo

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      Just loved everything about our recent visit to this tea room! The scones were light and fluffy, not dense bricks as I've had at other tea houses. The full tea included a three-tiered plated variety of yummy treats. My favorites were the cucumber and wasabi-laced cream cheese sandwiches, ham and cheese mini quiches, and everything-in-it bread budding. Delicious! Liked that we got a tea tray to sniff all the teas offered before selecting which one each of us wanted. Great variety unlike some tea houses that only offer two teas. The tea room hostess was a delight to listen to and served us well. We enjoyed the dressing up rooms where we could try on hats and boas to make our tea even more fun. The atmosphere was relaxing and rooms were nicely decorated. We forgot our camera and a disposable one was offered for us to purchase...lucky! Would recommend this tea room to anyone, and hope to go back ourselves again real soon.

    • Diane Manchester

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      My daughter celebrated her 5th Birthday at Tea Lace and Roses on 12/10/05. Sharon and her helpers greeted us warmly and made the party flawless. There was an immediate feeling of relaxation and accomidation as soon as we walked into the Victorian style tea house. Sharon made it seem that our party was her only focus. The children giggled and listened to Miss Sharon with bated breath and I smiled and shot snapped pictures the entire hour and half. Celebrations are rare and the royal treatment given to all their customers at Tea Lace and Roses makes us want to celebrate more. Thanks everyone at Tea Lace and Roses!

    • Corey Harris

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      As a grown up, I have never had so much fun at a 'Tea Party'! A friend of mine suggested taking my 6 year old daughter there as a birthday present... so we invited my Mom, sister, and 2 of my nieces to come along. The 7 of us had a ball! I think us 'ladies' had even more fun than the little girls. We loved wearing the fancy hats and boas along with sharing flavored teas and other goodies. Our pictures are priceless! This place is simply adorable and we can't wait to go back soon. I highly recommend visiting this lovely tea room. I only wish it was closer!

    • Linda Hall

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      Since I had already been to this lovely little place, I decided to take two young girls from our church to tea for a little Christmas tea party, and to give them some special Christmas presents. The girls just glowed the entire time, loving every minute and every bite of the scrumptious food. They were delighted with the 'dress-up' room, and we had a ball dressing up, taking lots of pictures too. The staff was wonderful, taking the time to chat with the girls, complimenting them on their outfits and giving them a little extra treat. I don't know when I've enjoyed myself more. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire visit!

    • Phyllis Sakole

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      We traveled from Northern Virginia for a special Christmas get together and really enjoyed the tea and conversation. Thanks for a lovely time and I'm sure that we will return again soon.

    • Vickie

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      Today was the second time my girlfriend and I visited your lovely tearoom. Both times we were celebrating birthdays and what a great time we both had. The teas were absolutely wonderful, the food delicious and the decor very charming. The service was excellent and the 'dressing up' an added treat. Whenever a special occasion should arise, Tea, Lace & Roses will always be the first place on our list. Thank you for making our celebration in August, and again today, memorable.

    • Karen Howard

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      This was our third visit to Tea, Lace, & Roses. We celebrated my sister's birthday for the second year in a row. It was a very rainy Saturday but the drive out from Fredericksburg was worth it. The food was wonderful and we enjoyed all three varieties of tea we selected. We have also celebrated my daughter's birthday here. We will definitely make a return visit. Karen 10-8-05

    • Darlene Lyons

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      My friend Brenda & I heard about your tea room from a friend. We made reservations for Aug 20th and looked forward to it all week. We were not disappointed; from the time we entered the door at Tea, Lace & Roses we felt welcomed. The Tea demonstation was remarkable, and the food was delicious and elegantly served. The dress up area is also nice for the young and the young at heart. This is the best Tea Room I have had the pleasure to visit since leaving Florida and being a regular at Lavender N Lace in Lake Alfred. Thank you also, Sharon for sharing one of your recipes, that was very sweet of you. Your personal touch makes your tea room even more inviting. What a great way to enjoy the company of a friend for a beautiful Sat afternoon.

    • CLS

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      My friend and I are making a tour of local tearooms, a project that has been ongoing for several years. Tea, Lace & Roses is one of my favorites. We had such a lovely time there last weekend. I've already recommended it to three friends since then! They have a wonderful menu -- the pre-tea wine is a great addition -- fantastic savories and desserts (the perfect balance between the two), a very friendly and attentive staff, and an ideal atmosphere for enjoying a totally yummy tea! It was a perfect Saturday outing.

    • JLK

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      My mother and I found this Tea Room and we are so glad we did. We are regulars and we look forward to the experience of dressing up in their 'dress up room' and tasting the delicious variety of tea and food. The ladies at the Tea Room are very gracious and are very accepting of my mother’s guide dog who accompanies us. They even have had doggie treats waiting for him.I would highly recommend this Tea Room.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you so much for taking the time to place a review for us. We really appreciate it and we will definitely have treats for Mr. Grover the next time you visit. <BR> Sincerely,<BR> Sharon

    • amy

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      What an exciting place for both young and old!!! We all had a blast!! The 'dress up' room I have to say was a favorite of the younger girls, but we all agree the tea, food and service was A++++ too!! We'll definitely be back :)!

      Tearoom response:

      Awesome, We are so glad you enjoyed your tea party. We sure hope to see you again soon. <BR> Sincerely, <BR> Tea, Lace & Roses

    • Carolyn Mawdsley

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      What a great place to meet a friend and do some shopping too! Our afternoon was quite delightful and we look forward to visiting again real soon!!

      Tearoom response:

      Carolyn, thanks so much for your visit, we really appreciate your patronage and certainly hope to see you again soon. Make holiday reservations soon. <BR> <BR> sincerely, <BR> Sharon <BR> Tea, Lace & Roses

    • Jeanne Buschbach, Manassas, VA

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      Our monthly tea group visited Tea, Lace & Roses 6/14/05. Beginning with a most unique 'tea-sniffing,' this parlour topped all the teas we've thus far enjoyed. Sharon's grace and style were matched only by impeccable service and an outstanding assortment of goodies offered in the full English luncheon tea. A+++

      Tearoom response:

      Jeanne, we had a lovely time with your group and we look forward to seeing you all again soon. Remember to book your holiday tea party sooner rather than later, we wouldn't want you to miss out. <BR> Sincerely, <BR> Sharon<BR> Tea, Lace & Roses

    • Beverley Chura

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      We are a group who 'go to tea' once a month, and all agree TEA, LACE & ROSES is the best yet. The food was excellent with a great variety. Service couldn't have been better. We'll be back! Beverley 6/15/05

      Tearoom response:

      Beverly, when will we see you again. We certainly appreciate your visit and your lovely review. Thank you so much for your contribution to our success and growth. <BR> Sincerely, <BR> Sharon<BR> Tea, Lace & Roses

    • Mztyger

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      My sister had a special graduation celebration for my niece. It was a very lovely and fun experience! I especially enjoyed dressing for the tea party.

      Tearoom response:

      Hi there, we are glad you enjoyed your graduation celebration. I remember all of the young ladies seemed to enjoy themselves. We certainly hope to see you all again soon and look forward to hearing about the first sememster experiences. Thank you for your patronage and your lovely review. <BR> Sincerely, <BR> Tea, Lace & Roses<BR> Sharon

    • Tammy Zeigler

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      my daughter and I had such a wonderful time, her little face lit up when she saw the room where we had tea. she said ' mommy, this is the best day of my life' I was so glad she enjoyed it. WE WILL BE BACK

      Tearoom response:

      Hi Tammy! Thanks for the kind words, we here at Tea, Lace & Roses really appreciate your support and we certainly do look forward to seeing you again soon. Book now for the holidays we wouldn't want to miss you. <BR> Sincerely, <BR> Sharon<BR> Tea, Lace & Roses

    • Donna P., 4/23/05

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      My Red Hat Group met here for tea recently and absolutely loved it! The service was outstanding and the variety of food was delightful. The group loved the opportunity to select their own flavor of tea. Kudos to Tea, Lace and Roses - you can tell the staff cares about their tearoom.

      Tearoom response:

      Donna, How is your lovely RH group? We truly appreciate your support and your kind words in support of our business. Thank you so much. We hope to see you all again and don't forget to book your tea parties early for the holiday season. <BR> <BR> Sincerely, <BR> Sharon Pate<BR> Tea, Lace & Roses

    • Ann Gorrell

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      Talk about atmosphere! My daughter brought me to Tea, Lace & Roses for my 59th birthday and we just giggled like the little girls at heart we are. Our hostess brought us the most beautiful afternoon tea assortment. I'm still dreaming about those splendid scones and clotted cream with raspberry jelly. Yum! Thanks for a memorable lovely day.

      Tearoom response:

      Ann, we're glad you enjoyed your birthday. I certainly hope you'll consider making it a new tradition. We are appreciative of your kind words and look forward to seeing you all again soon. <BR> <BR> Sincerely,<BR> Sharon Pate<BR> Tea, Lace & Roses

    • Susanne T.

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      Tea, Lace & Roses hosted a birthday party for my daughter, who was turning six. The girls had a fabulous time, and learned so much about the tea experience. Our hostess was perfect!

      Tearoom response:

      Hi There, thanks so much for your lovely review. <BR> We certainly hope to see you again in the future. <BR> <BR> Sincerely, <BR> Tea, Lace & Roses

    • diana andrews

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      I rate you a five star, it was wonderful, beautiful and delicious, I for sure will be back from California, and I know my daughter from Va. will bring her friends, thank you so much for a wonderful day. Sincerly Diana Andrews 04-15-05