Tilly Mint’s Tea Room

Tilly Mint’s Tea Room
(Right) Several of Tilly Mint’s afternoon-tea offerings start with a salad and with a cup of soup or a savory special. (Left) One of the tearoom’s signature treats is a ladybug-shaped canapé. 

The Wavertree Tea, named after the section of Liverpool where her father grew up, is Tilly Mint’s full tea service. At $23 per person, guests receive an endless pot of the tea of their choice and an abundance of tea treats. Along with a house salad and a cup of soup or a savory, patrons enjoy a three-tiered stand full of traditional tea delicacies: assorted tea sandwiches, including the tearoom’s signature ladybug-shaped canapé; scones with homemade Devonshire cream, lemon curd, and jam; and several sweets, such as Princess Diana’s crème brûlée. When given prior notice, Tilly Mint’s can also accommodate those with gluten sensitivities by adjusting the sandwiches served that week. 

Trish says she grew up drinking strong English Breakfast tea with milk and sugar, but over time transitioned to what she considers more American tastes. “I find Americans drink a lot more tea without milk and sugar, and we also like a lot more flavored teas than the British,” Trish explains. To reflect this diversity in taste, Tilly Mint’s offers a great selection of more than 40 teas, plus two to three tea specials each month. Trish says she plans to add to the collection in September, when she celebrates a decade of business at the tearoom. 

“I opened the doors and haven’t looked back since,” Trish says. “I can hardly believe 10 years have flown by so quickly.”

Tilly Mint’s Tea Room is located at 20 W. Chestnut Street, Souderton, Pennsylvania. Reservations are highly recommended and can be placed by calling 215-723-2620. For more information, visit tillymints.com

From TeaTime July/August 2017

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