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Patricia Ferrari   

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  • Paint The Roses Teahouse & Cafe

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    Paint the Roses deserves extra stars for their tea selection and their service, both of which were stellar on Saturday's impromptu visit. Full, but not noisy, we were seated & served quickly in the light & airy tea room. I would recommend calling ahead for a 12 or 1 o'clock table if you have more than 2 people in your party-outside seating was available on this visit. Tea selection has a few standards, but many interesting selections of loose teas.Pear spice with a 2nd taste of licorice was a nice surprise. Of particular note with afternoon tea was the scrumptious chicken salad with cranberries, made fresh daily and the flavorful ham & brie on a buttery warm croissant.My 2 companions praised the quality of the breads, all notably fresh. Scones were good, fresh out of the oven and the homemade cheesecakes were all creamy & light. I'll be back to try the paninis and the ice teas before the summer's over!

  • The Talking Teacup

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    Katie is the greatest server ever! Four friends who hadn't seen each other in 15 years got the greatest service, plenty of hot water, fresh teas promptly brought, sandwich switches were cheerfully and correctly handled. It was a great experience! I'd been trying to get here for years, and it lived up to it's reputation! The coconut oolong tea was really interesting!

  • One Steep at a Thyme

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    WOW! Deserving of the Best of the Best Award! My group started out large and shrunk, and straggled in, as a very bad weather traveling day created havoc with our reservation time. Kathy and her staff handled the ragged arrival with aplomb. Tea pots were constantly refilled, food was plentiful, and piping hot. Several last minute dietary concerns were very promptly and cheerfully addressed.The carmel butterscotch scones were heavenly! The French onion soup and the salad drew raves as well. Sandwiches were a nice variety (several hot sandwiches) and the desserts quite rich. Just when you think you can't eat another bite, out pops Kathy with mini martini glasses full or sorbet!

    Tearoom response:

    Dear Pat,<BR> Old Man Winter was our constant Guest this February...so glad we could make your visit special and keeping with your groups tradition...just changing up the location! We look forward to welcoming you back!<BR> Kathy

  • The Scone Shoppe

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    Alas, Scone Shoppe's closed it's doors. No more cherry almond macadamia scones. :( A very sad day indeed.

    Tearoom response:

    Patricia, thank you for your review. The Scone Shoppe has relocated. Our new home is located in The Laurel Square Plaza, 1930 Route 88, Brick, NJ. Our phone number is the same and we are looking to open in early May, 2014.

  • Chauncey Hotel

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    Attended Jane Austen tea with a large party & all were satisfied. There were some unusual teas presented & the daring found them interesting. The Jane Austen presenter was EXCELLENT and informative. My group is looking into attending another of her performances. The food was good and traditional. The scones were yummy & more Devonshire cream was promptly provided.

  • Boukakuan Japanese Tea House and Garden

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    Have tried to contact 3 times, in December 2012, January and February 2013. They've never gotten back to me.

  • Amelia's Teas & Holly

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    Oh, my. My sister-friend &I played hooky on Wednesday.We found this tea room while actually looking for another one. OH,MY!!! What lovely,COMFORTABLE chairs, nice setting, interesting things on walls and shelves to look at, but not cluttered! The tea selection is one of the best I've ever seen--and they actually had everything we asked about, which is somewhat unusual. Very impressed by Royal Bengal Tiger-black, rich, fruity, lotsa staying power. Would make a good iced tea, too. Food was plentiful,nicely presented.. We could substitute salmon (which I don't like) for ham rollup with no problem.The raisin scones are to DROOL over!!!!!I wish I'd brought a few home.The minicarrot cake was delicious. You can even get the teas to go--nicely packaged, double cupped to stay hot. Amelia's is up for a 'Best of Gloucester County' award, and it's easy to see why. Amelia, I'll be back, and I'll be bringing friends!

  • Rat's Restaurant

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    THIS IS A RESTAURANT, NOT A TEAROOM.The setting is beautiful & the service good but if you are expecting little sandwiches, scones and little desserts on a stand, this isn't the place for you. it is a nice place to come for an early supper or a get-together iwth a few friends.

  • Teaberry's Tea Room

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    Arrived at 2:30 for a visit with a friend I hadn't seen in ages, left at 4:30 and never once felt like we were taking up space even though the tearoom WAS filled to capacity. Waitress didn't hover as she cleared plated in a timely manner. Champagne raspberry darjeerling tea was delicious-flavorful but light enough to not drown the food's flavors. Lovely flavors of sorbets! Save room. NOTE: parking lot is VERY tight, but noticed upon leaving there is public parking just 1/2 block down the street by the Mikasa outlet.