Drinking hot tea on a chilly day can hit the spot, especially if you spend a lot of time outside and need to regain your warmth. There are plenty of great locations around York, Pennsylvania, where you can sit down and enjoy a cup by yourself or with your loved ones.

Our team at Your Auto Source has compiled a list of where you can warm up with a cup of tea at these five shops near York, Pennsylvania.

Lilybird and Co.

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The family-owned and operated Lilybird and Co. is a storefront in the Market District, just a few spots down from the Central Market House in the historic downtown York area. The mother-daughter duo sells over 150 premium loose teas and tea accessories. Here, you may purchase loose tea leaves to steep at home or order a cup to enjoy in the shop's Courtyard Cafe. While browsing the shop, buy a bag of its delicious tea-infused chocolates.

Here are some comforting teas you can purchase from this shop:

  • Blueberry ginger.
  • Organic jasmine green tea.
  • Organic ginger tea.
  • Honey fig.

Other items you can find at this store include other gifts, such as hand-crafted artisan jewelry pieces, unique knitwear items, and crystals, making this a great place to grab some tea for yourself and a gift for a friend. You can also make your tea and gift orders online, getting them shipped to your door.

  • Hours:
    • Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday: Closed.
    • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • First Friday of every month: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Address: 48 W. Philadelphia St., York.

The Front Porch Tea Room

Step back in time and visit The Front Porch Tea Room, a 15-minute drive to Hallam, Pennsylvania. In a Victorian-style home surrounded by rolling hills, this tea room serves its hot beverages in a fun atmosphere. It can feel as if you're transported back to the Victorian era when you enter this establishment due to the particular time period mannerisms the servers use. The friendly staff treats you with the utmost respect in the elegant environment. There's no need to feel the modern-day hustle and bustle here. Simply indulge in the experience with antique dishes, crystal goblets, and linen napkins.

Take home some bagged caffeinated and decaffeinated teas with you, such as:

  • Wildberry tea.
  • Irish blend.
  • Vanilla cream.
  • Simply mint.

This location has over 30 teas you can choose from during a traditional High Tea. The Front Porch Tea Room is known for its high-quality High Tea time, where you can eat house salad with poppy seed dressing, mouthwatering scones, and much more. Here, the tea room requires you to make reservations, which you can book online using its website.

  • Hours:
    • Sunday, through Tuesday: Closed.
    • Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Address: 25 W. Market St. Hallam.

Sweet Remembrances

The charming tea room Sweet Remembrances is worth the almost 40-minute drive to Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. If you're looking for a fun activity to do with your loved ones, the tea room collaborates with a local herb shop, The Rosemary House, for an event called Lunch and Learn. The event includes workshops and lectures where you can enjoy a meal prepared with fresh herbs and learn about the specific ingredients during a presentation following the meal. However, locals know this tea room for its delightful afternoon tea experience, where you can relax with friends and appreciate the current moment.

The menu for this tea time includes items like:

  • Fresh garden salad.
  • Homemade scones and petite desserts.
  • Fresh fruit.
  • Bottomless loose-leaf tea.

To participate in the old-world tradition of afternoon tea at Sweet Remembrances, register by calling the tea room. You can find its phone number on the website. Afternoon tea is only open on select days throughout the month, and the establishment's online event page can help you determine the available days.

  • Reservation hours:
    • 11 a.m., noon, or 1 p.m.
  • Address: 118 S. Market St., Mechanicsburg.

Steeped Tea Cafe

The family-owned Steeped Tea Cafe is a 40-minute drive to Manchester, Maryland. When you arrive, you can drink award-winning steeped tea paired with various scrumptious pastries, soups, and sandwiches. Here, you can call ahead for gluten-free and vegan-friendly options. If you're looking for vegetarian options, this tea room always has them available, so there's no need to call ahead. The tea time options include Royal Tea, High Tea, and Traditional Afternoon Tea.

Enjoy a few of these other tasty teas while you're at the cafe:

  • Earl Grey.
  • English breakfast.
  • Magnolia.
  • Hazelnut.

Make your reservations online using the tea cafe's website. Additionally, you can purchase a gift card from the Steeped Tea Cafe to give a fellow tea lover in your life.

  • Hours:
    • Friday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Monday through Thursday: Closed.
  • Address: 3223 Main St., Manchester, Maryland.

The Tea Trolley

Take a 45-minute drive to have a cup at the Tea Trolley in Delta, Pennsylvania, where the current owner is originally from London. Built in the mid-1800s, the Delta Historic District has the home on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983. Savor your tea in five rooms here — the Main Dining Room, Teacup Room, Red Room, and Yellow Room, located upstairs. The staff serves your decadent treats and warm, tasty beverages on English china. There are a few tea experiences available, including Teddy Bear Tea for children 12 and younger.

If you order the Royal Afternoon Tea, here's what it may include:

  • Warm vanilla scones.
  • Finger sandwiches.
  • Homemade miniature desserts.
  • Endless pot of loose-leaf tea.

The tea room doesn't require reservations but recommends you make them by calling the establishment. You can find the phone number on The Tea Trolley's website.

  • Hours:
    • Sunday through Tuesday: Closed.
    • Wednesday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Address: 104 Main St., Delta.

So there you have it, our team's top five tea shop recommendations of where you can warm up with a cup of tea near York, Pennsylvania. What do you think of our list? Did we miss one of your favorite spots to have a cup? Contact us and let us know. Here at Your Auto Source, we value our customers' opinions, especially about local shops we can support in our community.

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