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One of my all-time favorite things to do at Walt Disney World is to enjoy High Tea at the Garden View Tea Room at the Grand Floridian Resort. Unfortunately, I live about 18 hours north of Lake Buena Vista, Florida, so I can’t just pop over there for tea whenever I want to. 😥
So, when my friend Suzanne and I were looking for something to do for a special day out last week, we decided to try a more local tea room. A Tea Affair in Lititz, PA came highly recommended by my cousin’s wife, so we made a reservation and counted the days ’til we could go.
High Tea at A Tea Affair
A Tea Affair is located in a store front in a little side street off of Main Street, Lititz. I adore Lititz, so I was excited to check this place out. We spent some time exploring the little gift shop that is attached. I’ve been so several tea rooms, and A Tea Affair definitely has the largest selection of loose teas that I’ve seen. (I’m regretting not bringing any home with me!)
The dining area is quaint and lovely. We were seated at a table for two in the corner. Our reservation was for 11:30 and we had the place all to ourselves for about a half hour. It was quite special.
A Tea Affairs offers several packages on their menu, but Suzanne and I wanted to full effect, so we decided on the High Tea. For $27.95, you are treated to the following courses:
First Course: Tea & Scones of the day
The first order of business is to select your choice of tea. I decided on the Tibetan Eye of the Tiger tea, which had a hint of a chocolate flavor. Suzanne selected a winter fruit blend. Our tea was delivered with Blueberry Scones and Lemon Curd. The scones were more cake-like in consistency than most scones that I have had (which are more dry and flakey), but they were really good (especially with the lemon curd!)
Second Course: Salad & Quiche OR Soup of the day
We were offered our choice of either a Spinach and Feta quiche or Bacon and Cheese quiche. We decided to each try something different, so I went with the Spinach and Feta. Though I didn’t get a distinct Feta flavor at all, I loved the quiche – it was delicious. And the salad was not only lovely but absolutely delicious (one of the most refreshing and yummy salads I’ve ever eaten!) It had strawberries, mandarin oranges, and what we assumed were pears on it, and a light poppy seed dressing. Oh my gosh! I’m still drooling over it!
Third Course: Presented on a double or triple tier. Tea sandwiches, French Crème Brûlée, and a variety of freshly baked pastries.
Lastly, we were presented with the double tier plate, containing 4 tea sandwiches, 5 little pastries, plus Creme Brulee. Our tea sandwiches included a ham salad, cucumber, BLT, and artichoke & spinach (I think that one was my favorite). The Creme Brulee was yummy and very nicely done on the top (sometimes it gets too dark and crispy on top). The pastries were just OK, but that could be because we were pretty much full by that time.
Two Thumbs Up!
Suzanne and I both agreed that we really enjoyed this tea room. Aside from the desserts, the menu was very comparable to what we received at Walt Disney World (and we all know Disney knows how to do food!)
I loved my tea, but the pots were fairly small (not quite enough to fill 3 small tea cups. They offer a refill, but use the same tea, so it’s much weaker the second time around (and I ended up not drinking it).
We would definitely visit again and would recommend this tea room to our friends!
Make a day of it!
There is lots to see and do in Lititz! Because we visited during an unseasonably warm day in February, we went early and were able to stroll main street, visiting several of the local shops. We each found some goodies to buy and bring home with us.
After our tea, we went to walk through Lititz Springs Park and visited the Wilbur Chocolate Factory Store (where I may have grabbed some Easter chocolate for my family. Shhh! Don’t tell!)
Right down the street from the tea room is also the Sturgis Pretzel Factory, which I have visited several times with my kids. There’s no excuse to be bored in Lititz, but if you run out of things to do, nearly Lancaster will keep you busy!