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How about an afternoon tea in Westchester??

swept Jan 14, 2007 04:20 PM

I'm seeking a place to bring a group for a very british afternoon tea.. hopefully in or around central/lower westchester. There used to be a small tea house in Peekskill, I think it was called Kathryn's Tea House, but I"m not sure if its still there..

Does anyone have some suggestions? I"m looking for the whole mini sandwiches, tea, scones, clotted cream and sweets thing - for a sunday afternoon.

Thanks!

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    JRBlack Jan 14, 2007 04:26 PM

    Sound like you're really talking about afternoon tea, rather than high tea, which is more like a supper--with the emphasis on hearty and savory rather than fancy and dainty. You might want to check the Thayer Hotel at West Point; it's out of the area you're considering but not too far away. They were doing afternoon tea on weekends at one point, but I'm not sure it's still going on there.

    1. swept Jan 14, 2007 04:32 PM

      ahhh ok thanks for the clarification, JRBlack.. Then what I'm really looking for is afternoon tea....

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        Sambossanova Jan 14, 2007 05:41 PM

        Here is a great resource on tea joints that has reviews and everything:

        http://www.teamap.com/

        I am not a fan of the place in Tarrytown. It is sort of...uninspiring for a lack of a better word. I also heard there was a place in Larchmont but I have no idea where it is or if it still around.

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          spa Jan 14, 2007 09:32 PM

          Kathleen's Tea Room [Tea room]
          979 Main Street; 914-734-2520

          It's still there in Peekskill. I've never been in, but I noticed it the other day when I drove by. According to this article, it's not open on Sunday. --But the article gives some other ideas. Good luck.

          http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage...

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            kerryfood Jan 15, 2007 02:05 AM

            I've never been there for tea, but Equus (at the Castle on the Hudson in Tarrytown) apparently offers a tea daily... the sample menu sounds like it fits your requirements...

            http://www.castleonthehudson.com/dini...

            Wherever you end up going, I'd love to hear how it is!

            1. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jan 15, 2007 12:45 PM

              I haven't been yet, but Enjoy in Ossining is supposed to have a nice afternoon tea-- and they have a cute gift shop to boot.

              175 Main St

              Don't know how authentically "British" it is...

              1. marmite Jan 15, 2007 05:27 PM

                I find Kathleen's in Peekskill too claustrophobic to be really enjoyable and relaxing (as afternoon tea should be!). Silver Tips in Tarrytown is less cramped and I love their egg salad (it's a little mustardy).

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                  gryffindor249 Jan 16, 2007 05:03 AM

                  Try The Cup and Saucer in Beacon, just a bit north in Dutchess County. Lots of fun, more casual than a hotel. Great shops, galleries etc. as well.

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                    Rjsilve Apr 9, 2008 09:45 AM

                    I've been to high tea at Equus - and it's lovely. The one in Tarrytown is Silver Tips and it's a small tea shop - heard the teas are very nice - no first hand knowledge.

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                      Dim Sum Diva Apr 9, 2008 02:56 PM

                      Silver tips is good, but kind of crowded and loud. There is a tea shop on Mamaroneck Ave. in Mamaroneck next to Chatsworth Auction house, more Indian style. I feel like I've written about this a couple of times, you should do a search on the boards on the same topic.

                    2. juweee Apr 11, 2008 02:56 PM

                      I have been meaning to do high tea at Caramoor in Katonah for the longest time. If you go, let us know how it is:
                      http://www.caramoor.org/html/afternoo...

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