The Tea Tree
12 High Street
- Tea Room
- Local Produce
- Vegetarian options
- Gift shop
Share this linkHidden away in the unspoilt historic town of Winchelsea the Tea Tree is acclaimed as one of the very best tea shops in Britain. Its warm and friendly atmosphere makes it just the place to relax with a good pot of tea. The 15th century house has beamed ceilings, an inglenook fireplace with, in the cold winter months, the comfort of wood-burning stove. On warm summer days there is a small sunny paved courtyard garden in which to enjoy lunch, tea or drinks. Prominent on the menu are dishes featuring the best of Sussex and Kent local produce, eg. Fresh Dressed Crab, Organic Lamb, Rye Bay Fish, Quiches and Tarts with fresh farm eggs and Hand Raised cold cutting Pies. All the meals are all home cooked by the owner Jo and her daughter Geraldine.
The choice of teas and coffees is unrivalled. Cakes are home baked with the Giant Cream Filled Meringues being a speciality. The 'Daily Specials' menu is available all day and always has at least one vegetarian choice, along with platters and sandwiches. A selection of wines, beers and local juices are also available to accompany your meal.
The Gift Shop stocks a range of Fairtrade items and handmade Greetings Cards exclusive to the Tea Tree. Ideal for that special occasion. The shop has a taste of the southeast with farm made jams and preserves and our special recipe honey and mustard salad dressing. There is also our selection of Teas & Coffees from all around the world which include our own blends, with organic and fairtrade options. If we don't have your favourite in stock we will do our best to obtain it for you. People come from all over the world to seek us out and to take a stock of their chosen blends home.