A Sophisticate Goes to 'A Taste of Britain'

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"Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage" Catherine Douzel


Americans drink coffee and have coffee breaks instead of tea time. Tea time is something that is typically considered British.There are some Americans that prefer tea over coffee. In the city, elaborate brunches are had at places like the Four Seasons.  What do you do if you live in the suburbs and there is no restaurant like the Four Seasons. What if you prefer tea over coffee? For those that live in the Suburbs, and more specifically Wayne in Pennsylvania, A Taste of Britain is the best brunch or afternoon tea spot for those who are sophisticated in the 21st century.


A Sophisticate in the 21st Century combines manners and class with modern day individuality. She knows what tastes delicious and appreciates good food especially a good brunch or afternoon tea. To satisfy a Sophisticate who lives in the Suburbs there is A Taste of Britain
 


www.atasteofbritaininwayne.com

A Taste of Britain serves small tea sandwiches, scones, and brings you a beautiful porcelain teapot with cups. They fill the pot using loose tea leaves, which you pour through your strainer into the cup. A great place for bridal and baby showers, the space is big enough, yet comfortable enough for an intimate gathering.

Their scones are homemade and are served warm with sides of either butter, clotted cream, lemon curd, and raspberry preserves. The variety of scones including the scone of the month or their delicious Buttermilk, Lemon, Raisin, Cherry Almond, and Chocolate Chip scone. Each month they have a scone of the month.
Scone of the month (September 2012)
Oatmeal Caramel Apple


The prices are reasonable. Although reservations are necessary, if you avoid the lunchtime rush when it can get a bit hectic, you can spend as much time having fun with your girlfriends as you want. No one rushes you out of the restaurant. A Sophisticate can sit and chat for as long as she can enjoy the beautiful morning with her friends.



There is a girls night and a girls brunch or afternoon tea. A Sophisticate does both. She dresses to go out for a drink with her girlfriends and dresses in her Sunday best for tea and scones. The prices are reasonable. Although reservations are necessary, if you avoid the lunchtime rush, you can spend as much time having fun with your girlfriends as you want. No one rushes you out of the restaurant. A Sophisticate can sit and chat for as long as she can enjoy the beautiful morning with her friends.


"I'm here just about every day and I truly want every customer to leave happy.  But it's been really fun and we have the BEST customers. Nine months in and so far so good!" Debbie Heth

Owner Debbie Heth
The owner Debbie Heth took over A Taste of Britain the first of this year. The shop has been around for close to 15 years and she is the third owner.  The original owner was British and her recipes are used for much of the traditional English food, including the scones.   She has made small tweaks to the shop, trying to keep the experience consistent for our customers.

Debbie Heth went to Villanova University for her undergraduate degree with a Bachelor in Accounting and achieved her Masters in Business Administration (MBA). She also attended The Restaurant School in Philadelphia for Hotel/Restaurant Management.  She worked in public accounting (CPA), fine dining, and was Susanna Foo's catering manager for several years.  Most recently, spent a great nine years at ARAMARK, where she was involved in both accounting and food service. That was when Debbie decided to take the plunge to buy a tea shop. 


A Taste of Britain is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am until 5 pm, and the last seating is at 4 pm.  The space is cozy and fills up fast at lunchtime, so reservations are strongly recommended. 

In the end, for a Sophisticate who enjoys taking a little tea time for herself and loves to spend a lot of quality time with her girlfriends, A Taste of Britain is perfect. ;D

www.atasteofbritaininwayne.com