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. :)
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!
This might be the finest formal afternoon tea in America (or this side of the pond anyway). Highly highly recommended, reservations a must, and it is a tea of a lifetime. Yes it can be pricey, but if you’re in the mood for a truly fancy tea and atmosphere, it’s worth every penny. And Victorian and antique decorations are just fabulous. As an aside, we took one of my brother’s here for his first real tea and I think his expectations for teas now are astronomical. He loved it so much he wants to go again!
This tea room was one of the best in Virginia, and located in beautiful, and historic Middleburg. I had the opportunity to be their first real tea customers and they truly outdid themselves with the presentation and their own amazing bakery goods. Sadly, Mrs. Hardesty's is now closed due to circumstances out of the owners' control, and they will be greatly missed. I can hope that one day they'll come back.
Zidel333 Sorry if there is a misunderstanding but Mrs Hardesty's Tea Room in Harrisonburg is still OPENED AND VERY BUSY! I don't know if you have confused us with a tearoom in Middleburg but encourage you to contact teamap.com and let them know if there is a tearoom in that area that has closed. We look forward to seeing you at Mrs Hardesty's in the near future.
British Pantry is the single best purveyor of British foods in the DC area, and there is no place better for a warm cup on a winter day to warm you up. This is my 'fall back tea' – the dining area is small so it can be VERY hard to get a spot no matter what time or day, but it is definitely worth a trip. I don't think there is anything about the tea that I would say is spectacular except for the “British Savory Tea” (as opposed to their “Sweets Tea”), which includes small meat tarts and other foods. When we go, we call it the Man’s Tea and order it for the boys, and the girls’ get the Sweet Tea and we all split. It’s the best way to order. If anything else, go to stock up on your British food, and talk to the expats working behind the register. :)