A spot of Tea & Sympathy in the Village NYC!

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Tea, scones, and clotted cream!

Can someone please please please get me a 100 gallon bucket of clotted cream for my birthday? Also, don’t forget about including around 500 scones to go with it, and plenty of tea to wash it down. Check on me a few months later to see if I can fit out of my apartment door. You might need the jaws of life to help rescue me! Tea & Sympathy would be dangerous if I lived closer to it!

Finally had a chance to drop into Tea & Sympathy recently late afternoon on a Sunday for a spot of tea. It was nice and empty and we got a spot right by the front window which was great for people watching, expecially since it is located in the West Village neighborhood, and was as usual hopping with all types of characters.

The two British ladies that seated and served us were friendly and greeted us with a “ello” when we walked in. We each ordered a pot of tea and scones. Nice tea selection served in fun looking ceramic tea pots, ceramic cups, and plates. Very British indeed. In fact, the whole place is decorated in British memorabilia, pictures, and nick nacks. Small, cozy, and charming. I am sure it gets pretty crowded at times as there are not that many seats, so we caught it at a good moment.

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Whimsical tea pots they place on your table.

The tea was hot and terrific. I had an orange pekoe blend. The scones were wonderful – crisp on the outside, soft and flaky on the inside. Slathered with the clotted cream and fresh raspberry preserves made them amazing! Even after I finished the scones I still ate the clotted cream with the preserves that was left over. Surprised I did not have a coronary and keel over right then and there!

Cost for the tea and scones was $11 per person. Not a bad price to pay for a little indulgence, and a relaxing time on a lazy Sunday. Will have to go back again to try out some of the food there, as some of it looked really tasty at the table next to us, and the people eating seemed to really enjoy it. God save the Queen!

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36 Responses to A spot of Tea & Sympathy in the Village NYC!

  1. Emily

    I love tea and scones! In fact for my bridal shower one of my aunts hosted it at a tea room. Mmm… I’m dreaming of those scones and the jam now… good stuff man!
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  2. Deanna

    Wow! Those tea pots are so adorable! And I don’t know what clotted cream is exactly, but you make it sound heavenly. Raspberry is my favorite and I love orange pekoe. Yum.
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  3. Love tea and scones! Happy Birthday, Phil (fellow Pisces?!) Wishing you tons of happiness, health, and success. 🙂
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  4. Considerer

    I was SO WITH YOU right up to fancy tea. Then….whuuuuut? English Breakfast, Earl Grey or nothing, darling!

    Looks like a gorgeously fun place to go, though 😀
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  5. Jean

    As usual, I am jealous I’m not in NYC. You write food and drink so well… Go get yourself a show on the Travel network!

    When I was in London I never got around to trying clotted cream… what does it taste like?
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  6. Mandi

    Looks delightful. I’m not sure about the clotted cream though.
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  7. Amanda Rose (

    Clotted cream is a wonderful wonderful thing.

  8. Seems a lovely spot and a nice place to visit on a Sunday afternoon.
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  9. Suzanne Lucas

    I’m not a tea drinker but I’m sure I would stop in only for the scones. Sounds like a quaint place to visit — adding it to my list of places to see on my next trip to NYC.
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  10. I would come to this quaint little place every day for high tea if I lived near it. Lucky you! So cute to think of you having a spot of tea in a dainty cup—I’m so used to your pub posts and meaty sandwiches, hahaha!!!
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  11. Barb Taub

    Ha! The clotted cream gets them every time. When you hop the pond to visit me, I will take you to Bettys, which has been serving a proper afternoon tea for hundreds of years. http://www.bettys.co.uk/bettys_stonegate.aspx
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  12. My Inner Chick

    Tea & Sympathy **

    Adore the name of this quaint little treasure.

    My hubs is from Liverpool & he’d dig this place. Even though we’re in America, he drinks tea every single day.

    OH, please send me scones and clotted cream asap. I MUST have NOoooW!!! What a treat!!!!! xx

    PS. what a kick it must be to live in NY.
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  13. Mitzie Mee

    So adorably British! Clotted cream, preserve and scones..yummy!

  14. K.B. Owen

    What a fab experience! It’s been ages since I’ve been someplace for a real tea. Looks like fun!
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  15. Victoria

    OMG Phil! $11. Sign me up! For Afternoon Tea that is a complete bargain and why haven’t you been there sooner? If we Brits. can’t show you a good time, I don’t know who can! A good pot of tea and real scones with all the yummy goodness of real clotted cream and real jam spilling out of it’s contents. Ooooo!

    In Germany, where I live, they love us as British people but it comes at a price. High Tea can only be found at the likes of the Ritz Carlton and the Kempinski Adlon but when I really think about it, you can’t put a price on the good stuff!
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  16. Aquileana

    Hello Phil..

    Oh this is properly a sort of british five o´clock tea, isn´t it?… So nice ..
    I loved those Whimsical tea pots… Next time you go there you should steal one of those 🙂

    Enjoy your thursday, Aquileana 🙂
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  17. Wow – I never saw this place when I was there either. As a true Brit, I feel disgraced! ;0)

    Looks awesome and now, as usual after reading your blog, I want something that’s not a available to me! Wah!
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