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Royal Tea Room & Gifts in La Plata, Maryland
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Andriel rated this place
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It is so lovely to have grown up daughters who enjoy taking their mother to tea! I thoroughly enjoyed my recent visit to Maryland, and our Sunday Tea at the Royal Tea Room was one of the high points.

We selected three teas from the extensive menu, each one a delight. The foods were delicious and the crab bisque soup was a special treat to my midwestern palate! Traditional sandwich selections followed, and then a stunning array of desserts.

After tea, we wandered the upstairs gift shop and enjoyed the pretty items and tea for sale.

We had such a nice time, I look forward to visiting again when I have another opportunity to travel to the east!

The Ruby Pear in Noblesville, Indiana
4/5
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Andriel rated this place
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I have attended a lovely bridal shower and have stopped in for afternoon tea several times and have always enjoyed my visits to the Ruby Pear.

A wide variety of teas are offered and are excellently prepared, as are the delicious goodies — from fat rascal cookies and scones to delightful tea sandwiches.

This is an adorable location for a bridal or baby shower, and the tea gifts and girlie-boutique items are abundant.

I would suggest reservations if possible, to avoid potential disappointment on a busy day.

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I have loved tea since I was a child, this being a gift bestowed upon me by my mother. It all began with her cups of sweetened Constant Comment (sometimes spiked with a bit of Jim Beam, to cure aches and pains) on cold evenings, and over the years I have enjoyed many teas that have made their way to my kitchen from all over the world.

I must admit from the start that am not a tea-snob. I enjoy the flavors from my own summer garden all through the winter months. There are a few grocery-varieties that will always be on hand (especially Constant Comment) that evoke dear memories of the past. And in that never-quite quenched search for the exquisite, the never-before known flavor, the ultimate tea…well, there are some of those that I love as well. The point is, the longer I live, the more I realize that free can taste just as delicious as $$$. Drink what tastes good, and what satiates your soul.

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Indiana, USA

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