TeaTime 15: Notable Tearooms That Have Stood The Test of Time

TeaTime 15: Notable Tearooms
Wenham Tea House
4 Monument Street • Wenham, MA 01984  

Wenham, founded by English settlers in 1635, is approximately an hour north of Boston. Fast-forward a few centuries to 1912, when a small group of spirited women from the Wenham Village Improvement Society purchased Mr. Henry Hobb’s harness shop as a home for their new teahouse and an exchange for selling various and sundry items. The Wenham Tea House and Exchange (now know as Wenham Tea House featuring Fresh Food Catering) was established and continues as one of the United States’ oldest tearooms, still raising funds for the Wenham Village Improvement Society. The food and service at the Wenham Tea House, a historical landmark, are reminiscent of the dining experience of a century ago. A combination of traditional tea sandwiches, scones, and other homemade sweets fills the menu, along with a balanced selection of teas. Afternoon tea is served by reservation only from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Fridays, and 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturdays. 

*Wenham Tea House is now unfortunately closed. Read more about it here


From TeaTime May/June 2018

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  1. Great tearooms. You must check out Josephine’s in Godfrey, IL. You will love it. Not only excellent food, great atmosphere, but room after room of shopping for clothes and the home. We love it! In fact, I am taking my granddaughter there for her 17th birthday this Saturday. Thanks for listening. Barb Dalby

  2. My granddaughter and I had a weekend tea retreat at several tea shops .in Southern California. We went to the Rose Tree Tea Cottage and also Paris In A Cup. The experience was really very nice. We attended another which was also quite enjoyable. It was the Huntington Library and Museum which has a wonderful tea room.


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