Having a tea store so near house is a tea lover’s dream, so you’ll be able to think about how blissful I used to be to find Burdett’s Tea Store in downtown historic Springfield, Tennessee. Established in 2001, the mixture of a quaint tea store positioned in an equally quaint small city evokes pictures of the easy life and easy pleasures.
The Evolution of Burdett’s Tea Store
Burdett’s Tea Store and Buying and selling Firm is near the courthouse sq., located in a constructing that was initially inbuilt 1912. Initially used as a common retailer then a drug retailer over the next 88 years, it was purchased by Sam and Sandy Ramsey in 2000, earlier than an in depth renovation was performed
Guaranteeing that sure architectural features have been maintained, which included the unique tin ceiling now used within the eating room of the tea store, the Ramsey’s have established a well-preserved enterprise enhanced with old-time décor in a spot the place guests can take pleasure in scrumptious teas and delicious meals in a whimsical environment.
Open Monday by way of Saturday – 11:00 am – 2:30 pm, Burdett’s Tea Store has darkish paneled partitions in an area stuffed with country-style furnishings, bric-a-brac and gadgets on the market – equivalent to:
Tea pots, cups and tea accessoriesWall-hangings, ornaments and knick-knacksGifts, jewellery and figurinesAprons, tea towels and linen
It’s superb that they’ll match a lot in a small house with out being overly-crowded. There are a number of tables of various sizes coated with lacey, crocheted tablecloths, together with teapot-shaped lamps, recent flowers, vintage sugar bowls and sugar spoons with handles which have a tea cup design on the finish.
Extra Than a Tea Store
Though tea is the primary focus, their well-rounded menu contains do-it-yourself soups, sandwiches, quiches and delectable desserts, pies and cookies. You too can order handmade scones with a cup or pot of tea, that comes with jam and cream, making it very like an genuine Devonshire tea.
I’d say that 99% of the patrons have been feminine and I noticed at a desk near mine, three ladies with their younger daughters who seemed very very like characters from an outdated English storybook. Every little lady had quick bob hairstyles, embellished with giant ribbons and carrying their Sunday finest attire.
The workers are so pleasant and really attentive. My server was Lorie, who was fantastic with not solely caring for me, however everybody else within the tea room as she scrambled this manner and that, harking back to the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland.
Should you didn’t know any higher – other than the Southern accents – you’d assume you have been in an English tea store. You too can guide events and occasions, equivalent to conferences or weddings.
Who Offers the Tea?
All of the tea accessible at Burdett’s Tea Store is from Blue Roses Tea, which is gourmand free tea in all kinds of flavors and blends, equivalent to Black, Inexperienced, Oolong and Natural, sourced from tea gardens world wide and harvested in alliance with the Moral Tea Partnership.
In the meanwhile, the tea is just accessible at Burdett’s Tea Store and Blue Roses Tea’s web site remains to be beneath development so hold checking again – the tea is definitely worth the wait.
Blue Roses Tea
I had these three teas on the tea store after a luxurious meal of Quiche Lorraine with Vegetable Soup. I’d already tasted the scrumptious Tomato Basil soup and introduced house two items of their heat Chocolate Chip Pie.
Russian Caravan – apparently it is a buyer favourite at Burdett’s Tea Store and I can see why. So delicately aromatic with a delicate floral and perfumey taste. It was pretty with out milk however nonetheless retained the fantastic aroma and style once I added it. It was so good, I purchased a packet house with me.Oolong Ti Kuan Yin – that is an natural slimming tea which has a marine aroma and taste. Light however fairly like a light-weight inventory – nearly fishy, which is why I wasn’t too enamored with it. However nonetheless, in case you’re a fan of Oolong and don’t thoughts an nearly salty aftertaste, this tea could possibly be for you.Excessive “Antiox” Ginger Inexperienced – This inexperienced tea was so delicate that I might hardly style the inexperienced or the ginger, though the aftertaste was undoubtedly there. It was clear and recent, making it an ideal palate cleanser, however I assume it wants an extended steep with extra tea.
Together with Russian Caravan, the opposite two teas I introduced house with me have been:
Borengajuli Assam (2nd Flush) – oh, how I really like this tea, which is powerful and certainly – jammy! The malty aftertaste was addictive. I needed to hold sniffing and sipping. Being a lover of sturdy black tea, this didn’t disappoint.Apple Viennese – this natural mix was slightly overpowering for me. Stated to be harking back to Apple Pie, it most likely must be made with a small quantity or watered down lots. Robust notes of citrus and hibiscus, it might make a terrific iced tea.
If ever you’re within the neighborhood or visiting Nashville, take the time to spend the day in Springfield and take your tea time at Burdett’s Tea Store. There are a lot of issues to do within the space and in case you’re a tea lover who loves quaint environment that trace on the English ritual of tea, this place is certain to please you.