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Victorian Teas

Victorian tea had its beginnings in the early 1800s, when the 7th Duchess of Bedford, who disliked the long summer wait between lunch and dinner, retired to her boudoir to clandestinely partake of tea with “mackeroons, cheesecakes, tarts, biscuits, small cakes and other niceties.” Her neighbors discovered her secret and joined in her habit. Tea became not only acceptable but fashionable and was a marvelous opportunity to display one’s civility, sophistication and china.

Reservations required and seating is limited.

Please note:

  • If you desire seating as a group, please order as a group.
  • We cannot accommodate special diets (gluten-free, vegan, etc.).
  • Doors open at time stated. Please respect your hostess by being punctual but not early.

Reservations for all teas are closed. If you have reservations, please arrive at your tea punctually but not early at Commander's Beach House at Point Hudson or The Griffiths House (corner of Monroe and Reed St), respectively.

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