a tearoom in Jamesburg

One Steep at a Thyme

Elegantly Victorian...Graciously Country

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December 2020

Dear Guests, The Tearoom is permanently closed.

I thank every one of you for the generosity you have shown over the years. Please continue to stay safe and well! 

Warm Regards,



know us

Our Story

In December 2009, my husband and I purchased a wonderful Victorian home, rich in history, charm and elegance to be the setting of our Tea Room. It beckons you into the parlor for a “cuppa tea”.

Owning and operating a Tea Room where friends gather & share time together is an experience we look forward to bringing to others. The inner peace of time, reflection and companionship as we embark on the journey of life has opened doors, warmed souls and nourished the spirit. In today’s economy, taking tea is a luxury that we can embrace and share.

We offer our full service Afternoon Tea Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  On Thursday and Friday, Guests will enjoy a lighter, 5-course tea service.  Our complete 7-course tea service is served on Saturday and Sunday.  Both tea services are 2-hours as you relax and experience our gracious Victorian home.  Seatings are by Reservation Only which ensures your time with us is our primary focus.

We look forward to you spending time with us and trusting all your tea service needs will be met as we host your special event. Whether it is an intimate gathering with a close friend or a celebration milestone event with a group, the smallest details of your tea experience is important to us. Private Events are also available for parties of 15 or more (maximum 25 guests) outside of our regular operating hours. 

If we can be of service, please do not hesitate contacting us. 

May all your teas be…One Steep at a Thyme.

Warmest Regards,

The Hippeli Family

Afternoon Tea

taste the difference

Guests enjoy a complete 7-course tea service exclusively accompanied by an extensive premium loose leaf tea menu developed by our owner, Kathy, a Certified Tea Sommelier.  Kathy has carefully selected the over 125+ teas offered and will guide you through the perfect tea choice.  Her menu reflects her passion for elegantly presented "comfort" food, carefully prepared and representing the tastes of the season.

Tea of the Month

Seasonal selection of loose leaf teas to accompany menu

1st Course – Soup*

Choice of seasonal soups including our Award Winning French Onion & Roasted Cream of Mushroom

2nd Course - House Salad*

Seasonal salad with homemade dressing

3rd Course -Quiche/Strada

Choice of warm and deliciously prepared seasonal

quiche  or strada

4th Course - Scone Selection*

Baked fresh selection of seasonal scones complimented with cream, lemon curd and jam

5th Course - Tea Sandwiches*

An elegantly presented assortment of savories and delicate tea sandwiches which compliment

 the seasonal menu

6th Course -Dessert Selection*

A delicately elegant selection of sweets and homemade desserts to compliment the celebration of the season

7th Course - Seasonal Finish

Finally, refresh and reflect on your afternoon tea with a seasonal finish to cleanse your palette

Cost:  $39.95 per person

(tax & gratuity additional...event teas priced separately)

Saturdays & Sundays, Noon or 3PM by Reservation Only

*Weekday Teatime & Menu - 1PM

We serve a lighter 5-Course Afternoon Tea, 1PM ONLY Thursdays and Fridays. 48-hour advanced Reservations are Required.

Cost:  $29.95 pp

(tax & gratuity additional...event teas priced separately) 


What's in your cuppa?

 steeped with care

Tea is a beverage that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways…Hot, Iced, RTD (or ready to drink) bottled variety.  Its origination is from a single plant source, the camellia sinensis and is grown in regions like India, China and Japan where the plant thrives on the local growing conditions and climate.  White, Green, Oolong, Black, an Pu'erh have all grown in popularity.  Health, wealth and just that it plain old tastes good.  Enjoying tea is a very personal experience based on your own preferences.  In general, there is a tea for most all flavor palates.

While herbal teas are not sourced from the camellia sinensis plant, they are ever popular just the same.  They are naturally decaffeinated and come in a variety of blended flavors of fruits, herbs and flowers.  Popular are Tisanes and Rooibos.

Our extensive premium loose leaf tea menu was developed by our owner, Kathy, a Certified Tea Sommelier.  Kathy has carefully selected the over 125+ teas offered and our staff will guide you through the perfect tea choice.

All of the teas offered in the tearoom are available for purchase.  Continue to enjoy your teas long after your visit.


There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. 

~Henry James

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