After dining at over 15 tea rooms across the country, Sweet Shalom is by far my favorite tea room experience. It truly is an experience, beyond good tea and amazing food. My mother and I make it the place to take friends for special occasions. Even my husband and brother in law enjoy it... food enough for the men!
My husband surprised me with a 30th birthday surprise party, and after taking the blindfold off, revealed 30 of my friends and family sitting in the Sweet Afton Tea Room. It was a delightful event, and the owners even gave an impromptu demonstration of some rare tea bricks. My two year old daughter was given her own china teapot filled with chocolate milk. She is still talking about it!
My husband and I have traveled to various tea rooms around the country, and the Secret Garden Tea House is our favorite. They manage to serve great food and the best selection of tea! Be sure to try the chocolate raspberry truffle tea, or the snow berry tea, and always try their tea sandwiches and scones!