TranquilaTEA (Waynesboro, PA)

So I just turned 28! Didn’t get a chance to post on my birthday, but my mom took me to an awesome tea room in Pennsylvania for a “Queen’s Tea” lunch. Here’s the place:

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TranquiliTEA is near the Western MD, West Virginia, and northern VA tri-state area. I’ve lived there for a lot of my life, but for other people who are less familiar with it, this and all the Civil War history is a great place to start. Waynesboro isn’t far from Gettysburg, so have lunch and then go learn stuff.

The decorations are homey, quaint, and gorgeous. It’s owned by a mother/daughter team who’ve made it a comfortable and popular mainstay in downtown Waynesboro. Check this out:

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IMG_0577 (Creepy doll!)

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The first thing we ordered was the tea. They have all kinds of creative teas, some more natural than others. Some of your options are as follows:

Cherry Chocolate
Earl Grey Strawberry
French Caramel Crème Brulee
Maple Cream
Orange Vanilla Dream
Snecha Kyoto Cherry Rose
Blue Mango (has pineapple undertones)
Rooibos Gingersnap (dried ginger, spices, walnuts)

I got the Blue Bells blueberry tea, which really tasted like blueberries. Then I got the Almond Happiness tea, a delectable mix of almond, chocolate, and coconut.

Our first course was a salad and an apple potato soup. The soup looked delicious but I didn’t try any because it had chicken broth. The appetizers were good and got us prepared, health-wise, for all this sweet goodness:

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Check out those finger sandwiches. White bread and dill, raisin bread, pumpernickel, cream cheese, jam. I couldn’t quite pick out the flavors in all of them but I didn’t worry about it because they were delicious.

And then the scones. Check out these scones.

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With cream.

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The service is great too. We also went to the gift shop and my mom bought a cookbook. Also, the Queen’s Tea is $20.95 per person. That’s cheap for any really good meal, let alone a grande dame tea special.

My Rating: 9
Recommended Dish: Assorted Tea Sandwiches
Atmosphere: Cozy, quiet, and homey
Price Range: $10-$20 a person

117 West Main Street
Waynesboro, PA 17268
717-765-TEAS

TranquiliTEA’s website

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8 Responses to TranquilaTEA (Waynesboro, PA)

  1. formaggio says:

    Extraordinary.
    I haven’t been to Waynesboro in years. It’s a likeable town, but were I to have gone back there recently I would not have expected to find anything like this.
    For me Scentsate and a nice tea room don’t jibe with the horrific Civil War, but maybe that’s my problem.

  2. abby says:

    What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday! This place looks awesome and the quality of your pictures is terrific. Thanks for sharing this on your post – looks like a
    nice addition to my list of places to go.
    Happy Birthday

  3. Steve says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Joan –

    I’m so behind on all my blog reading, sorry that I am late to the party. It sounds like you had a nice treat for your special day!

    xoxoxox
    Steve

  4. Muzi Qiao says:

    Wow very lovely stuff<3

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