It's been a while since our last visit to The Tea Leaf and it's still worth the drive. The Afternoon tea is our favorite. The sandwiches are always freshly made and the scones, some of the best we've had. They seem to try to change up the sandwiches and sweets periodically and this visit they featured ginger scones that were really wonderful. We never leave this place hungry.
Hi Cynthia, Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. I try to change up one or two sandwiches to celebrate the seasons. Soon it will be Chicken with pumpkin! Happy Autumn and thank you again for coming to TTL. ~Sally~
This is really a coffee shop that serves tea, not a tearoom. The space is small, more like a cafe and they didn't tell us that there the Dorset is not handicalled accessable and the restrooms are on the second floor. There are only about a half dozen blends of tea to select from. You have to 'order' your Afternoon Tea Service at the counter kind of like you're at Dunkin Donuts then the waitstaff person takes it to your table when it's prepared. You get a long, rectangular white plate and a two-cup pot of tea for close to $20. Four pieces of below average tea sandwiches, a scone that was more like a biscuit, one large and one small cookie, a piece of chocolate and a tiny fruit tart. The fruit tart and cookies were good. The waitperson came over and asked if we wanted more hot water in our pot. Odd, since I would have thought that she'd offer me more TEA. Since this cafe is across from the T-station, I'm sure that they do a nice morning coffee, breakfast and lunch business but to call this a tearoom is misleading.