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Enjoy a cup of tea at one of Ohio’s area tea rooms.

I have a secret to share. I love tea rooms. Whether I am enjoying tea with a family member, friends or while reading a really good book, there is just something about tea rooms and those darling teacups, fancy tea sandwiches, delectable scones and pots of tea-infused water that seems to draw me to tea rooms any chance I get.

Over the past few years, I have made it my personal mission to seek out all the tea rooms located around Ohio. Enjoy a pot of tea, sample their scones, and take time to explore the towns and areas around them. Hopefully, one day I can say I have enjoyed tea at all of them.

But for now, as I travel around Ohio enjoying my pots of tea and scones, as well as my little moments of serenity, I will share information about the tea rooms I visit, as well as a few of My Ohio Fun Road Trip notes, listing additional areas of interest near each tearoom. As I continue to visit Ohio’s tea rooms, I will update the list.

As always, thanks for following @MyOhioFun on social media.

One more thing. I rescue English teacups from garage sales. Is that too much information?

Emerald Necklace Inn & Tea Room
photo credit: d. rock

Emerald Necklace Inn

Bed & Breakfast and Tea Room

Built in 1863 during the civil war, this historic Inn and tearoom is just minutes from the Rocky River Reservation (Cleveland Metroparks) and area shopping.  The tearoom has a Victorian flair, mismatched tea cups and tea pots line the walls and shelves, among other period decorations.

The tearoom menu is not expansive but offers everything you would want if going out to tea with friends.  The day of my visit I enjoyed the Emerald High Tea which included a delightful salad, a slice of quiche with a fruit cup, three tea sandwiches, a sampling of four desserts, and a scone (rating 7) alongside tea bread.

The service was attentive, and our pots of tea steeped in our pots over a warm flame.

Fun Inn tidbit: Keeping with historical tradition, the Inn gives a washboard to the bride whenever they stay at the Inn for their honeymoon.

Emerald Necklace Inn & Tea Room

Emerald Necklace Inn & Tea Room

Location: 18840 Lorain Rd., Cleveland, OH 44126 (Cuyahoga County)
Tele: 440.333.9100 | emeraldnecklaceinn.com

Hours: Open daily 11am – 4pm with reservations. Closed Tuesday & Thursday.

Menu options:

Emerald High Tea – Pot of endless tea, cup of soup or salad, scone & sweet bread plate, plus Devonshire cream and lemon curd, quiche with fresh fruit, 3 tea sandwiches and an assortment of desserts. ($25)

Mary Gill Afternoon Tea – Pot of tea, cup of soup or salad, , scone & sweet bread plate, plus Devonshire cream and lemon curd, 3 tea sandwiches and assortment of desserts. ($18.95)*

Pot of Tea plus 2 scones and sweet bread plate, plus Devonshire cream & strawberry preserves. ($12.95)*

Menu items may change.

Prices reflect menu pricing 6/23. Additional tax and 20% gratuity are automatically added to the bill.

I give the Emerald Necklace Inn experience a “Tea Cup Rescue Society Score of 8/10.**.

Emerald Necklace Inn & Tea Room


Quintealia's Tea Room
Photo credit: Diane Rock | My Ohio Fun

Quintealia’s Tea Parlor

A few years ago I had to opportunity to bring one of my “Fall in Love with Ohio” bus tours to this charming Victorian tea parlor located on the Square in Burton, OH.  Quintealia’s Tea Parlor resides in the historic Ford House, a 1891 mansion built by George H. Ford, Burton’s first mayor.  Since my first tour, I have had the pleasure of taking additional tours and friends to this quaint tea room.

A few of my favorite Quintealia menu selections include their Cottage Pies,  the Farmer’s Market Quiche and their Afternoon Tea service.  You can not go wrong ordering any one of their dessert selections, including their fresh baked scones. (Scone rating 9.)

Location: 14585 E. Park Street , Burton, OH 44021 (Geauga County)
Tele:  440.834.1777 | Facebook 

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Menu options include:
Seafood Puff Pastry, Cottage Pie, Farmer’s Market quiche , Artisan Chicken Macaroni and Cheese, and Seasonal Salad. Accompaniments include Soup Du Jour or a side salad. Dessert selections include scones, pie, bread pudding, cheese cake, and more.

Both owners, Annette Phillips and Renee Petro are such a pleasure.  For those who want to plan a group event, they are very easy to work with. 

I give the Quintealia’s Tea Parlour experience a “Tea Cup Rescue Society Score of 9/10.**.

Quintealia's Tea Parlor
Photo credit: Diane Rock | My Ohio Fun

Miss Molly’s Tea Room

For those who live around the Medina area, they already know about Miss Molly’s Tea Room.   This Victorian decorated tea room is located just off the square in Medina, yet close enough to enjoy area shopping.  Miss Molly’s offers a wonderful selection of tea delights as well as a gift shop.  Over my last few visits I have enjoyed the Chicken Salad Croissant, the Quiche, and the Chicken Divan.

Location: 140 W. Washington St. #6, Medina, OH 44256 (Medina County)
Tele:  330.725.6830 | missmollys.net/menu

Hours:
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sundays
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday nights

Menu options include:  Miss Molly’s Featured Lunch, Chicken Divan, Quiche, Chicken Salad Puff, Chicken or Tuna Salad Croissant, Harvest Turkey Sandwich, and a Tea Room Lunch Salad.  Sides include soup, a Strawberry Pretzel Salad, Chilled Cranberry Salad, Cucumber Salad, and a Broccoli Salad.  Desserts include fresh baked scones, Italian Ice Cream Truffles, Lemon Tea Bread, and additional homemade desserts.  Miss Molly’s also offers a wide selection of tea choices.

I have also attended their Book Club nights. Great book selections and discussions.

Miss Molly's Tea Room - Medina OH
Photo credits: Diane Rock | My Ohio Fun

 

#MyOhioFun Road Trip Notes

 

Area attractions and shopping include:  Castle Noel, Root Candle Company, A Cupcake a Day, Fabric Obsession, The Gardener’s Cottage, Medina Antique Mall, The Olive Tap, Perfectly Charming, The Raspberry and The Rose, Polish Pottery, and more.  For our one day trip through Medina County click here

 

 

For more information about things to do in Medina County visit the Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 






Piccadilly Tea Room
Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tea Room | photo credit: Diane Rock | My Ohio Fun

Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tea Room

Located in Canfield, Ohio you will find the Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tea Room.  This sweet Victorian decorated tea room offers a nice selection of teas and menu items to choose from.  Throughout the year the tea room also hosts special event teas.

The day I visited I enjoyed the Piccadilly Trio (pictured).  The trio consisted a selection of three (3) tea sandwiches, a cup of soup and a side salad.  I also enjoyed the scone of the day. (Scone rating 8) The price at the time was just under $14.  The cost for a pot of tea for two was $3.29. (2019)

The Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tea Room is a delightful place to enjoy an afternoon of tea. Makes for a delightful road trip.

Location:  114 S. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406 (Mahoning County)
Tele: 330.533.4749  | piccadillytearoom.com

Menu options include:

The tea room menu items included tea sandwiches, quiche, soup, various salads, scones, and desserts. A children’s menu was also available and gluten free items.

Click here for current menu.

For dessert, we enjoyed a delicious berry scone with jam and cream.

I give the Piccadilly Parlour Tea Room experience a “Tea Cup Rescue Society Score of 8/10.**.

 

#MyOhioFun Road Trip Notes

 

Area attractions and shopping include:

A stop to White House Fruit Farm should always be on your list.  Also, a quick 20-minute ride from the tea room is The Butler Art Museum of American Art, and the Fellows Riverside Gardens, located in Youngstown, Ohio. Both are well worth a visit.

 

For more area events visit youngstownlive.com.

 

 


Miss Hickory's Tea Room
Miss Hickory’s Tea Room | Photo credit: Diane Rock MyOhioFun

Miss Hickory’s Tea Room

Miss Hickory’s Tea Room resides in the home of Strongsville’s first blacksmith. Owners Joe and Cona purchased the 1830 farmhouse and converted the historic home into the tea room.

When you enter the front parlor you will be greeted by friendly staff and a “tea steeping station”. Make sure you check out the cute tea cup lights. The staff is dressed in early 1900’s attire, and the whole atmosphere will make you feel like you have stepped back in time.

Miss Hickory's Tea Room

I can now say I have enjoyed tea service twice at Miss Hickory’s Tea Room. The first time, I ordered the quiche of the day, along with the broccoli side salad.  And for dessert, I enjoyed their  Signature Chocolate Cream-Filled Cake.  What’s not to love about a chocolate cake that has a marshmallow buttercream frosting and a chocolate ganache icing. Even the doily and pearls were edible.

During my most recent visit, I sampled their chicken salad sandwich, which included grapes, dried cranberries, shopped walnuts and celery in a creamy dressing. I also enjoyed a cup of chicken pot pie, which happened to be their soup of the day and of course a side of their delicious strawberry pretzel salad.

Miss Hickory’s Tea Room is the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon of tea with friends or family.  Don’t feel like cooking the next day? Order a few of your favorites to enjoy later.

Reservations are required. Visit their website for details.

Location: 14217 Mill Hollow Lane, Strongsville, Ohio 44136 (Cuyahoga County)
Tele:   440.668.3053

Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 11am-3pm; closed Sunday and Monday

Menu options include:  Miss Hickory’s favorite things  (a 3-tiered sampling of sandwiches, tea bread and scone of the day.  Soup, stews and macaroni & cheese are offered. Quiche is also available. There is a kids menu available.  The dessert selection includes their Signature Chocolate Cream-Filled Cake with a sugar lace doily & rosette.  Other dessert choices include a Brioche bread pudding, tortes, various flavors of cheesecakes and cakes.

I give the Miss Hickory’s Tea Room experience a “Tea Cup Rescue Society Score of 9/10.**.

Miss Hickory's Tea Room - Strongsville OH
Miss Hickory’s Tea Room | Photo credit: Diane Rock MyOhioFun

 

#MyOhioFun Road Trip Notes

 

Area attractions and shopping include:
Cleveland Metroparks, South Park Mall is just up the street, Mapleside Farms, and Strongsville Historical Society.





 


Clementine's
Clementine’s Victorian Restaurant | Photo credit: Diane Rock MyOhioFun

Clementine’s Victorian Restaurant

Located in the Grand Pacific Junction Historic District of Olmsted Falls, Clementine’s has been an area favorite for years. Not only can you enjoy a relaxing tea, you can purchase a selection of their bakery items to go, including cakes, tortes, cheesecake, and pastries.

The day of my visit I ordered the potato crusted quiche platter.  Although I enjoyed my selection, I guess you could say I am still a fan of an old school traditional dough crust for a quiche.  As far as the scone, I enjoyed the berry filling as well as the jam. (Scone rating 8)

For those who enjoy more restaurant type selections, Clementine’s offers the perfect selection of salads, sandwiches, soups, and more. Perfect you want to enjoy tea with someone who enjoys a bit larger portion.

Location: 8092 Columbia Rd, Olmsted Falls, Ohio 44138
Tele:  440.235.1223 | clementinesolmstedfallsoh.com

 

Menu options include:

Afternoon Tea – A pot of tea, scone, Devonshire cream and fresh fruit, Italian Dip Sandwich, Clementine’s Fruit Sandwich, Potato crusted quiche served with fruit and banana bread, meatloaf cupcake, and more.

I give the Clementine’s Tea Room experience a “Tea Cup Rescue Society Score of 7/10.**.

 

 

#MyOhioFun Road Trip Notes

 

Area attractions and shopping include:
Make sure you allow time to shop the other small business treasures located in the Grand Pacific Junction Historic District of Olmsted Falls, including Second Thyme Around, Farmhouse 1834, Treasure House of the Falls, Grand Pacific Popcorn Company,  Ohio Wick House, and more.  To learn more about the District click here.

 


 

7 Ladies Tea Room

Assorted Tea sandwiches, a side salad, a scone and a pot of tea is what you will receive if you order the High Tea at the 7 Ladies Tea Room. Located a block off the main Square in Chardon, this Geauga County tea parlour resides in an original 1830 Chardon home. Current owner, Jeanne Felberg, has maintained the Victorian look of the home’s original design.

The tea room’s name pays tribute to six influential women in Jeanne’s life. To read more click here. 

The day of my visit, I enjoyed the Sophie’s Tea Sampler Plate, consisting of four featured daily tea sandwiches and a cup of their Lobster Bisque.  To finish the afternoon off, I selected one the 7 Ladies daily cake specials.

Reservations are required. Visit their website for details.

Location: 107 Center Street, Chardon, OH 44024 (Geauga County)
Tele:   440-286-8242 | .7ladiestea.com

Hours: Wednesday — Saturday | 11:00 am — 3:00 pm

Additional Menu options include:

Various salads, including a Strawberry Pear Salad, Chopped Salad and Spinach Salad.  Sandwiches consist of Chicken and Tuna Salad, Turkey Panini and Club.  For those looking for more of a meal, the tea room offers quiche, chicken pot pie, ravioli, crab cakes and a garden lasagna. Dessert choices always include their signature Orange and Cranberry Scones, cream puffs, coconut cream pie, tea pastries and more.

I give the Dragonfly  Tea Room experience a “Tea Cup Rescue Society Score of 7/10.**.

 

#MyOhioFun Road Trip Notes

 

Area attractions and shopping include:
The tea room is located in the Historic Chardon Square District.  Around the square you will find an antique store, The Nest – Vintage Chic Home Decor’,  a coffee shop, a boutique and more. Not far from the square is Richard’s Maple products, perfect place to stock-up on all things Ohio maple.


Dragon Fly Tea Room Canal Fulton
Photo credit: D. Rock – My Ohio Fun

The Dragonfly Tea Room

Located in Canal Fulton you will find the Dragonfly Tea Room.  This tea room caters to both the young and old.  For the little ones, there is a charming tea area lovingly decorated with “Disney” favorites and a castle. For the rest of the tea guests, they will be entertained by the mass collection of unique tea pots that adorn the tea room.  There is also a nice collection of tea pots and tea items available to purchase in the gift shop.

The day of my visit, I enjoyed the Victorian High Tea. The tea includes a slice of their homemade quiche of the day, as well as a cup of soup (for me it was their Broccoli Cheddar Noodle) or a salad of your choice. Also, included is a tray of finger sandwiches and sweet desserts (scone rating 7), as well as a pot of tea. Come hungry or the Victorian Tea will have you asking for a to go box.

Dragonfly Tea Room - Canal Fulton 2023, Photo credit D. Rock My Ohio Fun

Location: 215 Market Street W., Canal Fulton, OH 44614 (Stark County)
Tele:  330.854.4832 | dragonflyontheriver.com

Hours:
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday
Open after hours for parties of 20 or more.
Handicap Accessible

Dragonfly Tea Room - Canal Fulton 2023, Photo credit D. Rock My Ohio Fun

Menu items include: Soup, traditional tea side salad favorites like broccoli salad, creamy cucumber salad, and strawberry pretzel salad.  Sandwiches, Panini’s, wraps, and a selection of lunch salads are also available. Entrees include Chicken Divan, Quiche, an Afternoon Tea Room Sampler, and a Dragonfly Tea Room Sampler.  Their Garden Tea is a two-tiered tray full of sandwiches and sweet desserts, along with a pot of tea. My favorite Dragonfly selection is the Victorian High Tea, shared above.

For the little ones, the tea room offers a Children’s Tea Party. A tray of finger sandwiches, cheese cubes, crackers and veggie sticks, plus a cupcake they can decorate. The tea party also comes with choice of a pot of tea, lemonade, ice tea or milk.

For those who love to enjoy dessert with their tea, the tea room offers a nice selection including Hummingbird Cake, a daily scone selection, stuffed hot croissants, a dessert sampler and more.

I give the Dragonfly  Tea Room experience a “Tea Cup Rescue Society Score of 8/10.**.

 


The Lady Tea Inc. Akron, OH
photo credit: D. Rock

The Tea Lady Inc.

This tea room is located in the heart of Downtown Akron. At first you will think you are entering a storefront, but once you have stepped over the threshold, you will be treated to beautifully set tables of fine china and tea pots.

Our afternoon of tea started with an introduction to the tea parlor by owner, Renea Woods-Baylor. Followed by our server delivering to our table individual pots of tea perfectly steeped and a delicious fresh fruit parfait. Next came a salad topped with strawberries, bacon, blue cheese and a vinaigrette dressing.  For the Afternoon tea tiered-tray portion of our tea we were treated to an English cucumber dill sandwich, a croissant filled with chicken salad, 1/2 a scone, and a sample of three sweets each.

I was a little disappointed in the 1/2 of a scone that was served.  But, hey, I am a scone snob. It was a what I like to call a “muffin top” scone.  As elegant as everything was, I really was looking forward to a more traditional scone and yes Devonshire cream. 

All-in-all it was a delightful afternoon of tea and I would give The Tea Lady tea experience a “Tea Cup Rescue Society Score of  8/10″**.  (7/10 if I wanted to deduct for the scone. But the owner was so gracious.)

Location: 35 S. Main St., Akron, OH 44308 (Summit County)
Tele:  234-200-5806 | ohiotealady.com

Hours: See website for current reservation hours.
Handicap accessible.

Parking: On-street metered parking and nearby parking garage.

Menu options include:

A Morning Tea Time: 2 tea sandwiches or quiche, scone course, delightful sweets, selected infused hot tea and fruit/herbal water. ($44.36 incl. tax + 20% gratuity – 7/23 price)*

Afternoon Tea Time: 2 English Cucumber & Dill Tea sandwiches, hearty salad, scone course, fresh fruit parfait, delectable pastries, topped off with Sweet Course, selected infused hot tea and fruit/herbal water. ($57.04 incl. tax + 20% gratuity – 7/23 price)*

High Tea Time: 2 English Cucumber & Dill Tea sandwiches, 2 specialty tea sandwiches, scone (rating 2) course, fresh fruit parfait, delectable pastries, topped off with Sweet Course, selected infused hot tea and fruit/herbal water. ($63.57 incl. tax + 20% gratuity – 7/23 price)*
*Menu items may change.

Additional teas available for Vegan and Gluten Free guests, as well as children’s teas and private event teas.

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

Reservations and payment are required ahead of time. Make sure your party arrives on time or you may be assessed a late fee.

When you arrive you will be asked to wait until your entire table arrives before being seated. A seating area is available. There is also a small area that has tea merchandise for sale.

The tea room is open to the walk-ins when there is availability.

PRICING – Each tea room reserves the right to change their pricing.  Any pricing shown is what was listed in the tea rooms menu at the time of the article. 


 

#MyOhioFun Road Trip Notes

 

Area attractions and unique shops include:
The Hower House Victorian Mansion, the Akron Art Museum, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens and The Peanut Shoppe.


THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

It’s always a good idea to call ahead for reservations, since many of the tea rooms may already have bookings or hosting a special event.


The Van Horne Grand Tea Room
Photo credit: D. Rock

The Van Horne Grand Tea Room

This tea room is worth the drive.  The minute you walk into the tea room you will be transported back in time.  The tea room is filled with antiques and treasures from a time long ago.  A small sample of cookies can be found on your table for you to enjoy as you decide your tea and menu selections.

The day of my visit I enjoyed the Victorian Afternoon Tea for 2 and a bowl of their soup of the day. I enjoyed all my croissant sandwich bites and their homemade soup. The quiche slice was delightful.  Although not a traditional scone, it was delicious and not a “muffin top”.

All-in-all it was a delightful afternoon of tea and I would give The Van Horne Grand Tea Room tea experience a “Tea Cup Rescue Society Score of  9/10″**.  Tea Cup Rescue Society Scone rating: 7/10)

Location: 24 W Main St, Carrollton, OH 44615
Tele: 330.476.6337 | thevanhorne.com/tea-room

Hours:  (11/23) Monday – Wednesday: 10 AM – 3PM
Thursday: Closed | Friday & Saturday: 10 AM – 3 PM | Sunday: Closed

Parking: On-street metered parking and nearby parking lot.

Menu options:

The Victorian Afternoon Tea for One includes 1 scone, 2 cookies, 2 finger sandwiches and tea one. ($17.95 – 9/23)  They also offer a Tea for Two which includes 2 scones, 4 cookies, 4 finger sandwiches, 2 slices of quiche, and tea for 2. ($27.95 – 9/23)

Other offerings include soup, salads, sandwiches, quiche, various Paninis and croissant sandwiches.  Baked Breaded Cod and optional sides, including everyone’s favorite the Strawberry Pretzel Salad. If you have room for dessert, the tea room offers a nice selection of cakes.

Things to know before you go:

> Call ahead for reservations.
> Check their website for their Daily Specials.
> Allow time to visit the Ben Franklin in town. One of the originals.
> And if you still have room, the owners of the tea room have opened up a new old-fashioned ice cream parlor right around the corner from the tea room called the, Reminisce Ice Cream Parlor.

PRICING – Each tea room reserves the right to change their pricing.  Any pricing shown is what was listed in the tea rooms menu at the time of the article. 

The Van Horne Grand Tea Room

The Grand Tea Room


 

#MyOhioFun Road Trip Notes

 

Area attractions and unique shops include:
Ashton 5¢ and 10¢ Store (Ben Franklin Store), has been locally owned and operated since 1932, Betty Kaye Bakery (known for their brownies), and the Ashton House Museum .





 


 

The Macaron Tea Room

CLOSING NOVEMBER 19TH 2023. 

Opened in 2017, The Macaron Tea Room is the brain child of owner Alla Yakimiv.  Upon entering you will be greeted by a display full of macarons, those very tricky to make but delicious cookies.   The tea room has a modern twist, with touches of silver, large cushioned chairs, chandeliers, and a granite bar for those who just want to come in and enjoy a cup of tea or sandwich.

The Macaron Tea Room The day we visited, we enjoyed the “Afternoon Tea”, which consisted of a 3 Tiers.  The Top Tier included one Macaron and chocolate cup, the Middle Tier included a scone (scone rating 9), sponge cake, and tea biscuit and the Bottom Tier consisted on three tea sandwiches, which included a Cucumber and Cream Cheese & Chives sandwich.  A side of clotted cream and jam was also served.

Everyone agreed the delicious scones had a very unique taste. The favorite tea sandwiches were the cucumber, the egg salad, and the roast beef.

The cost for the Afternoon Tea was $25 per person.  Single pot of organic gourmet loose leaf tea $5.  Tea choices include, specialty blends, traditional black and white teas, as well as green teas, fruit teas and caffeine free teas.   The tea room also offers a Vegan and Keto Tea.

Location:
203 E Royalton Rd., Suite 114, Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147 (Cuyahoga County)
Tele: 440.334.9119 | themacarontearoom.com

Menu options include and MOST BE ORDERED AHEAD.
High Tea – 3 Tier Stand with a pot of tea
Afternoon Tea – 3 Tier Stand with a pot of tea
Vegan Tea – 3 Tier Stand with a pot of tea
Nursery Tea –  per child
Tea for Two High Tea –  for two
Afternoon Tea Tea for Two –  for two
Mini Teas and Mini Afternoon  Teas  per guest


Special Event Teas

Throughout the year, historical homes around Ohio hosts special event teas.  It’s a wonderful way to enjoy tea and explore these Ohio treasures.  Make sure to check their websites for upcoming events.

Hower House Victorian Mansion, University of Akron
Location: 60 Fir Hill, Akron, Ohio (Summit County)
Phone: 330-972-6909
website: www.howerhouse.org

Reeves Victorian Home & Carriage House Museum
325 East Iron Avenue, Dover, OH 44622
330.343.7040 or 800.815.2794
website

John Brown Historical Society
206 North Elmwood Street, Medina, Ohio 44256
website

Patterson Homestead
Dayton History
1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 293-2841 | website

The Castle 
418 Fourth Street, Marietta, OH
website


** TEA CUP RESCUE SOCIETY SCORING

During my many tea room excursions, I started to make notes and create a score card. Call it my way of “keeping score” of the pluses and misses of the tea rooms I visit. After all, I am President of the Tea Cup Rescue Society. The score card is just that, my own personal opinion of how I rate tea rooms.  It is not meant to stop you from enjoying any of the tea rooms listed above. Everyone leaves a tea room with their own opinions. Being a scone snob, I rate hard on scones. Give extra points for Devonshire cream. And I am not a fan of pots of tea that have steeped way to long or a pot of water delivered with a basket of tea bags.

How do I score tea rooms? 1-10 scale. (10 being the highest score.) Once I have scored all categories, I then divide by 10 and give the score.

  1. Charm – Did the tea room have “tea room charm”.
  2. Presentation & service –  Was the staff attentive and  knowledgeable.
  3. Tea – How was the tea steeped.  Loose tea. Deduction is given, if the tea room offers just water and a basket of tea bags to choose from.
  4. Menu offerings. Nice selection or limited?
  5. Afternoon or High Tea availability.
  6. Tea sandwiches – Selection. Taste. Purchased or made in-house?
  7. Soups and/or salads – Selection. Taste.
  8. Sweets/Desserts –  Selection. Taste. Purchased or made in-house?
  9. Cost vs. value.
  10. Scones. Do they offer scones? Muffin style (deduction) or traditional. Was their Devonshire cream? Jam?
    The Tea Cup Rescue Society Scone Rating chart.
    Muffin tops – (1-3)
    Cake like – (3-6)
    Dry-firm scones (3-6)
    Semi-cake/firm scone (5-8)
    Moist but firm scones (7-9)
    Moist but firm scones served with Devonshire cream (9-10)

Have a tea room you would like us to come visit, please reach out.


Article and photos, unless noted by: D. Rock, MyOhioFun.com

Diane Rock is the owner and editor of MyOhioFun.com and the Tea Cup Rescue Society. She is an avid baker, gardener, Little Free Library owner, who loves to read and travel.  She spends most of her days sharing her love of things to do in Ohio, as well as creating destinations and itineraries for group tours and individual travelers.

***Disclosure:  My Ohio Fun receives compensation from advertising banners.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

 


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