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Tea house/tea room in New Haven/Hartford area?

amyeamye May 5, 2007 05:58 PM

I'm in charge of planning a bridal shower for my very best friend, and am interested in recommendations for a place where we could do a tea party. She's in Wallingford, so metro New Haven or Hartford areas are ideal. Thanks!

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    food maven May 8, 2007 06:01 PM

    Don't be turned off by the name: Tinkling Teacups (it's a British tea room) in East Haddam...which isn't that far from Wallingford. Their full tea is a hoot - LOTS of goodies (although everything's a bit small and dainty). The scones and tea sandwiches were great. The desserts were plentiful. They have a website - I don't know the phone number.

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    1. re: food maven
      food maven May 9, 2007 06:31 AM

      I was wrong about the location of Tinkling Teacups. It's 77 Main Street, East Hampton, CT.It's open from T-Sat, 11-4.

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      madisoneats May 8, 2007 06:25 AM

      The Tea Cozy in Windsor
      Celtica New Haven

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        Uncledave May 7, 2007 10:54 AM

        Tisane in Hartford is popular


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          amyeamye May 6, 2007 07:31 PM

          Thanks so much!

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            Meesch70 May 6, 2007 10:29 AM

            Try Mainly Tea in Wethersfield, you can book the place from 3:30-6:00 on Saturdays for a Special Event High Tea:


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              Jestner May 5, 2007 09:13 PM

              How about Oolong's Tea Bar in New Haven? Thats my recommendation. Its in the little alley right past the Church/Chapel intersection...near Roomba

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                shoogirl49 May 6, 2007 07:31 AM

                Actually, Oolong's has closed. It shut down in December 2006.

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                  Jestner May 6, 2007 09:27 AM

                  Oh wow - thanks for the info. Sorry to hear.

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