Nick D. & Clinton E.
We've been coming to Silver Tips Tea Room for over a decade, and it is truly our 'home away from home.' The tea menu is terrific and wonderfully varied - it includes non-tea tisanes/herbal infusions, and in the summer months tea lemonades as well - and is revised annually. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, and will be glad to recommend specific teas according to individual tastes, so first-timers shouldn't feel overwhelmed by the range of selections. Also, it's an excellent place to stock up on loose tea - you can also order through their website. Sandwiches, wraps, salads, quiches, scones, samosas and pastries are all of high quality, and there's a daily vegetarian soup; both carnivores and non-carnivores (like us) should be able to find a number of satisfying food options. (In the summer, there are tea ice creams as well.) Silver Tips Tea Room is deliberately male-friendly in decor and ambience, not lace-curtainy or formal, relaxed but not funky (for that, we'd recommend going round the corner to Coffee Labs Roasters!). You're likely to see everyone from students to families with young children to retirees enjoying lunch or afternoon tea. We're sorry to see that a previous poster appears to have had a negative experience. We can only say that over the years, we've come to consider Silver Tips Tea Room one of Tarrytown's most precious assets.