Located in the recently refurbished 1876 Carriage House on the Physick Estate, visitors can enjoy luncheon or tea as it might have been when Physick himself walked the grounds. At 11:30 am daily you can enjoy the full Victorian version including sandwiches, salads, breads, pastries, scones and other savory delights including tea for $16.50 pp. A little later at 2:00pm you enjoy the lighter version. "Elegant Afternoon Tea" at $13.50 pp is a lighter version of "tea" and comes with sandwiches, scones, pastries plus a beverage.
Favorite Dish: Either version of tea is a treat, but I can get along on the lighter "Elegant Afternnon Tea" version myself. Traditional tea sandwiches and scones with clotted cream are my favorites. With the Physick estate as the perfect setting, what Victorian "wannabe" wouldn't enjoy this?
Spend time on a Victorian estate sipping tea in a converted carriage house--this is Twining's!
Twining's Tearoom is located on the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May. There are two different teas served: The Tea Luncheon begins at 11:30 am and includes tea sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries and beverage; An Elegant Afternoon Tea begins at 2:00 pm and includes finger sandwiches, pastries, scones/breads and beverage.
A sample of the tea/finger sandwiches: tearoom chicken salad; cucumber with twinings herbal mint tea cream cheese; egg salad with garden chives; curried shrimp salad; smoked turkey, roasted asparagus and truffle mayonnaise; roasted tomato with puree of white bean and roasted garlic. You are permitted any combination of four choices.
We've enjoyed both teas and each is delectable! Don't visit Cape May without taking time for tea at Twinings--it adds a nice touch to your Victorian visit. Make reservations on theme weekends or holidays.
Favorite Dish: Anything is wonderful!