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St. James Tearoom

Sure, you’ve had tea before, but have you ever really had tea before? You know, with quaint little scones and clotted cream? Do you even know what clotted cream is? Well, the ladies over at the St. James Tearoom sure do, and they’d love to inform and inspire you with the lost art of proper tea service—the proprietress, Mary Alice Higbie, is a certified tea consultant through the Protocol School of Washington in D.C. (we’re serious). The $44 full afternoon tea includes three pots of different premium loose teas and an elegant three-tiered serving tray that’s loaded with assorted savories and finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, homemade lemon curd and other sweets. For a $7 upgrade you can have a Royal Tea, which includes a glass of Gruet (call for reservations). The Tearoom’s Cherriwyn China Shop carries a lovely selection of tea accessories, too.