When my friend and I were looking up a place for brunch recently, we came across Teaberry’s Tea Room in Flemington – a town in-between us. The charming restaurant has tea, of course, but also an afternoon tea and lunch menu. Teaberry’s is housed inside a Victorian home that was built in 1822 and is one of the oldest homes in Flemington. Interesting fact, there was an earlier home built on the property owned by Esther Fleming Lowry whose family was one of the earliest in town and its namesake. Her and her husband were friends with George and Martha Washington! But that house burned down and the one in 1822 was built in its place. But enough about history, let me show you what we ate that day!
First off, the whole place is so cute and charming. Despite going in January, they still had Christmas decorations up and I’m not mad about it. The upside Christmas tree was a favorite of mine!
The website said reservations were encouraged so I made one for right when they open at 11 am. There was maybe one or two other tables seated (in a different room) when we got there and after we sat down there was a steady stream of customers. By the time we left the place was packed! We got a table by the window and everything was so pretty and feminine. I took a video to capture the charming room and classical music!
I couldn’t make up my mind about what I wanted to eat. There was a spinach and leek quiche that was part of their specials that sounded so good but I also wanted the classic scone with clotted cream and jam that you so often associate with tea. I spoke to the waitress about what to do since I wanted something from the lunch and tea menus and she said I could get the Lady Astor which would give me a small pot of tea and two scones and then order a lunch entree. Other items on the afternoon tea menu include finger sandwiches, desserts, etc. It was a lot of food, but it’s what I ended up doing and then I took home one of the two scones. I didn’t want to be full before my entree so I only ate one scone there.
Everything was so good and the service was amazing. I ordered the small pot of Jasmine Petals Tea from the Lady Astor, a spinach & leek quiche which came with a Windsor Pear Salad with raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
Oh the lunch also came with two thick slices of banana bread! Talk about food overload. Everything was delicious – from the tea to the scones and lunch. I definitely plan to go back and next time I’ll probably try to stick to their afternoon tea menu and try out those finger sandwiches!