Afternoon Tea

The tea room is currently closed and will reopen on September 15 with socially distanced seating in addition to new protocols and procedures

 

AFTERNOON TEA

Savor the Experience

The soothing sounds of local musicians fill the room as you enjoy Afternoon Tea in the cozy atmosphere of The Mansion at Strathmore. Strathmore’s Signature Blend Tea is specially made for us by Master Tea Blender John Harney of Connecticut and is served with a light lunch of delectable tea savories. 

Afternoon Teas: $25

Specialty Teas: $29

Tea & Talk: $35

Tea begins at 1pm. Call 301.581.5108 for reservations. 

Pre-paid, non-refundable reservations are required.

Vegetarian option available; please request when placing your reservation. We regret that we are not able to accommodate kosher, vegan, or gluten-free requests. Menu items may contain or come into contact with wheat, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and milk.


Visit the Shop at Strathmore, located in the Mansion, for tea‑lightful gifts:

  • Strathmore Signature Blend Tea
  • Tea for Two Gift Certificates
  • and more!

Certificates can also be purchased by calling the Shop at 301.581.5175.

Read about Afternoon Tea in Thir-Tea and Fabulous from StrathmoreNews.

Tea Schedule         

SEPTEMBER 

Tuesday, September 15
Specialty Tea: Celebrating 35 TeaLightful Years

Mike Gold, piano  
Raise a cup of Strathmore’s signature blend to toast the 35th anniversary of Afternoon Tea.
OPEN

Wednesday, September 16
Tea & Talk: Scottish Outlander Tea & Talk   
(Talk: 12:30pm, Tea: 1pm)  

Jo Morrison, harp & Wayne Morrison, bagpipes & accordion  
Indulge your inner outlander with Highland history, fare, and music.
OPEN

Tuesday, September 22                  
Specialty Tea: Japanese Autumn Festival Tea  

Washington Toho Koto Society
In Japan, autumn is said to be the season of hearty appetites. Satisfy your appetite with traditional Japanese food and Koto music. 
OPEN

Wednesday, September 23
Specialty Tea: Eastern European

Judith Mostyn White, harp   
This unique tea features delicious dishes from Poland, Russia, Latvia, and Serbia.
OPEN

Saturday, September 26
Specialty Tea: French Tea

MIN: Saïs Kamalidiin, flute & Rick Peralta, guitar
Let them eat cake (and scones) at this tea for Francophiles featuring music and joi de vivre.
OPEN

Tuesday, September 29                  
Specialty Tea: Broadway Tea  

Bob Wysong, guitar, Noreen Friedman, flute & Robin Shultz, flute & piano  
Start spreading the news! This tea features favorite show tunes and star-studded cuisine.
OPEN

Wednesday, September 30
Specialty Tea: Broadway Tea  

Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar  
Start spreading the news! This tea features favorite show tunes and star-studded cuisine.
OPEN

OCTOBER

Tuesday, October 6                  
Specialty Tea: German Tea 

Karen Ashbrook, dulcimer & Paul Oorts, harp guitar & accordion
Prost!
Experience a Strathmore Oktoberfest that will transport you to Bavaria.
OPEN

Wednesday, October 7                
John Dassoulas, piano
OPEN

Tuesday, October 13                  
Specialty Tea: Chocolate Tea 

Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar
Indulge in a chocolate tasting by The Perfect Truffle from Frederick, Maryland, accompanied by chocolate tea.
OPEN

Wednesday, October 14               
Specialty Tea: Chocolate Tea 

Jo Morrison, harp & Wayne Morrison, bagpipes  
Indulge in a chocolate tasting by The Perfect Truffle from Frederick, Maryland, accompanied by chocolate tea.
OPEN

Saturday, October 17               
Specialty Tea: Italian Tea   

Rigatoni Brothers: Paul Oorts & Jay Benforado, mandolins
Add some of la dolce vita to your day with delicious Italian tea and music.
OPEN                   

Tuesday, October 20                 
Specialty Tea: Armenian Tea
 
The Chamsyan Trio, violins & piano
Travel to Armenia’s snow-capped Mount Ararat and enjoy traditional Armenian bites and melodies.
OPEN

Wednesday, October 21                
Fran Hrastar, piano  
OPEN

Saturday, October 24               
Specialty Tea: Harvest Tea   

Judith Mostyn White, harp
Celebrate the crisp air and colorful leaves of fall with fresh seasonal foods and soothing music.  
OPEN

Tuesday, October 27                 
Tea & Talk: Tea Leaf Reading and Talk
(Talk: 12:30pm, Tea: 1pm)  

Meg Baker, harp & special guest Pamela Bacher aka Clairvoyant Lady      
What fortunes can tea leaves tell? Join us to learn the history of tasseography. 
OPEN 
            

Wednesday, October 28               
Specialty Tea: Haunted Tea Party                 

Noreen Friedman & Robin Schultz, flute duo and special guest Rob Gutro, author, medium, and ghost investigator    
It’s always a scream when real life ghost stories are told at our annual haunted tea party.   
OPEN  

NOVEMBER

Monday, November 2                 
Specialty Tea: Downton Abby Tea

Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar      
Debutantes and dowagers alike love our elegant Downton Abbey teas. 
OPEN                 

Tuesday, November 3                 
Specialty Tea: Downton Abby Tea

Elizabeth Benforado, dulcimer & Jay Benforado, guitar         
Debutantes and dowagers alike love our elegant Downton Abbey teas     
SOLD OUT                 

Wednesday, November 4                 
Mike Gold, piano
OPEN

Tuesday, November 17                 
Specialty Tea: Israeli Tea

Noreen Friedman, flute & Bob Wysong, guitar     
Enjoy a sunny, savory taste of Israel, featuring potato latkes, smoked salmon, and old-style music from the region.    
OPEN

Wednesday, November 18               
Specialty Tea: Thanksgiving Tea

MIN: Saïs Kamalidiin, flute & Rick Peralta, guitar
Give thanks with a menu of Thanksgiving-inspired fare and seasonal songs.   
OPEN              

Monday, November 30                
Specialty Tea: Charles Dickens’ Tea

Judith Mostyn White, harp   
Enjoy the Dickensian delights of an authentic Victorian holiday tea, with merry music and a British sensibility that’s sure to raise your spirits.
OPEN

DECEMBER

December Tea Presale to Circles Members, 2 Stars, and above: Aug 31 at 10am 
Presale to all Stars Members: Sept 2 at 10am 
On sale to the public: Sept 9 at 10am

Tuesday, December 1
Specialty Tea: Charles Dickens Tea

Susan Bour, flute & Phil Bour, guitar
Enjoy the Dickensian delights of an authentic Victorian holiday tea, with merry music and a British sensibility that’s sure to raise your spirits.
OPEN

Wednesday, December 2
Specialty Tea: Scottish Christmas Tea

Jo Morrison, harp & Wayne Morrison, bagpipes
Indulge in irresistible fancies and Scottish blends while taking in the Celtic sounds of traditional Scotland.    
OPEN         

Monday, December 7
Mike Gold, piano
OPEN

Tuesday, December 8
Karen Ashbrook, dulcimer & Paul Oorts, harp guitar  
SOLD OUT

Wednesday, December 9
Specialty Tea: Scandinavian Christmas Tea

Judith Mostyn White, harp
Skoal—a toast to tradition, with tea and treats from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden to brighten your Yuletide whether you’ve been Nordic or nice!     
OPEN                                         

Saturday, December 12
Specialty Tea: Mrs. Claus Tea

A holiday tradition to treasure! Share seasonal music, child-friendly snacks, and story time with Mrs. Claus. Two seatings: 10:30am & 1pm
OPEN

Monday, December 14
Specialty Tea: Sounds of the Season Tea

Noreen Friedman and Robin Schultz, flute duo
A medley of Christmas tunes like “Ave Maria” and “Deck the Halls” fill the air at this seasonal tea.
OPEN

Tuesday, December 15
Specialty Tea: Sounds of the Season Tea 
    
MIN: Saïs Kamalidiin, flute & Rick Peralta, guitar
A medley of Christmas tunes like “Ave Maria” and “Deck the Halls” fill the air at this seasonal tea.
OPEN

Wednesday, December 16
Specialty Tea: Sounds of the Season Tea
        
Rosalind Breslow, piano
A medley of Christmas tunes like “Ave Maria” and “Deck the Halls” fill the air at this seasonal tea.
OPEN

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