Soon after The Tailored Tea opened last May, I had an opportunity to take photos for their website, viewable here.
From the moment I entered through the green front door, I felt at ease. There is an energy in this old converted farmhouse that just puts me at peace and as the tea steeps, visitors experience the beauty of a tea house steeped in history. (Click here to see a blog post from that visit and read more about the building’s history.)
I was so impressed by the food and ambiance at The Tailored Tea, that I chose it as the location to host a small gathering in the days before my wedding last June. The Tailored Tea was so accomodating – they not only granted us our own private room for the afternoon tea, but they created a special menu just for the occasion! My husband’s Granny and aunt, who were in town from England for the occasion, has nothing but rave online pokies for fun reviews after being presented with a proper English tea!
I was invited back again last month to photograph the Tailored Tea once again and I was pleased to find that it hasn’t changed much. Aside from some alterations to the menu and a new bakery chest that greets you with delectable goodies when you walk in the door, this place maintains the same character that drew visitors when it first opened.
One of the most charming aspects of the local gem is that the upstairs houses two art studios, which are rented out by area artists. Their works graze the walls of the tea rooms. This time I had the chance to visit with artist Maureen Sausa, who invited me in to her studio for a look at some of her works in progress. What a treat!
It’s hard to find a place with so much charm, amazing food, and intriguing history all in one place. It’s worth a visit for sure.