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“Lovely experience every time.”

Jacqueline's Tea Room
Ranked #4 of 7 Coffee & Tea in Freeport
Dining options: Reservations, Seating
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Dining options: Reservations, Seating
Saco, ME
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely experience every time.”
Reviewed 25 April 2011

I have been to Jacqueline's Tea Room several times in the last few years, and always come away happy, relaxed, full of tea - and feeling that I shared a wonderful experience with my companions. Jacqueline is an excellent hostess/proprietor. She blends her own teas so she is able to easily describe their elements, and is happy to recommend based on the tea drinker's interests and/or the foods being served. The food is always fresh and thoughtfully prepared, and I have yet to have the same thing twice - save for the delicious cucumber sandwiches. To be honest, if she just served me a plate full of the cucumber sandwiches I would be happy, but instead, she takes time to craft a beautiful array of different tasty treats with which I have never been dissatisfied. Her scones are to die for. Just what I look for in a scone: still slightly warm from the oven, delicate, fragrant. Take me back there now!!!

In addition to the pleasure of afternoon tea, Jacqueline also sells her teas, has a wonderful assortment of tea cups, tea pots, books on tea and other tea accessories plus assorted other items for sale. Definitely a feminine atmosphere and the perfect experience for women to share. The price per person might seem steep (no pun intended), but once you've been there, you'll realize the value.

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Leeds, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Tea time at its best”
Reviewed 23 March 2011

Think of the best scone you ever ate, the most delicious morsel of sandwich or cake that you ever put in your mouth, and the most satisfying cup of tea you've ever sipped. Imagine a floral fantasy of fabric, china, books, candles, teapots and tea cups. Picture a lovely hostess with a passion for her pleasant place. Put it all together and you have Jacqueline's Tea House in Freeport, Maine. The menu is the most complete list of teas you have ever seen: everything you can think of and more. The food comes on an attractive three-tiered rack. Scones accompanied by authentic clotted cream, lemon curd, and jam are on the bottom tier; in the middle are the delicate tea sandwiches like the signature cucumber and lavender finger sandwich, along with other sandwiches with goat cheese, pesto, chicken salad and other yummy tastes; and on the top plate is an assortment of delicate little cakes and cookies and other sweet treats. As you take your tea, you sit in the midst of the gift shop bright with the many china tea pots and cups and tea towels and other treasures. Everything is prepared by owner and hostess Jacqueline whose enthusiasm is infectious and whose service is impeccable. A great afternoon out. Price is about $30 for the full tea. The experience is well worth that price. Jacqueline's Tea Room is a great stop in a great town that is known for its shopping experience at LLBean's flagship store and many outlets and other shops. Be sure to make a reservation.

  • Visited March 2011
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