|Original Log Structure ~ circa 1740 ~
Taking Time for "Tea"
is looking for
their everyday busy lives.
is our hope that as you visit our farm,
you will take time for yourself.
Just sit and have a relaxing "Cup of Tea"
and taste some of our scrumptious offerings
while you enjoy our historic setting
and our garden greenhouse.
When the warmer weather is with us
free to enjoy our gardens
and our outdoor shops.
Not Just "Tea"...
If you are looking for unique Tea Pots,
or lovely Tea Cups and Saucers as well as a nice supply
of Flavored Teas and Tea Accessories..
Then you will enjoy browsing at
the Cross and Bluebird
Tea & Gift Shops
located in Historic Hunterstown, PA.
We also have a nice variety of seasonal gift items!
We like to think of our collection
as a "one of a
hope is that you will find something
"unique" to take home with you for
yourself or a
special gift for a good friend or loved one.
Our goal is to be a destination stop for visitors and a resource for locals seeking gifts, new experiences, and a knowledge
"Sometimes a meal is just meal. Other times, a single bite can
To read more about the The Historic Tate Farm ...
|Join us for Tea in The Parlor...
| an 1820 Addition to the Farmhouse.
The Historic Tate Farm
Enjoy a delightful Afternoon Tea Luncheon in a unique "home-like" atmosphere
where all the sweets and savories are homemade and the tea properly brewed.
We will happily reserve the Tea Room for private parties of 10
or more guests for your special occasion.
(Please call for times and dates.)
smaller parties always welcome!
History and Good Taste Meet!"
Advance Reservations Required for our "Teas"
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
( Evening Teas Available for Parties of 8 or more )
|Lorna Reeves, Editor "Tea Time"Magazine
|Visiting the Tea Room 10/05/2012
"Thanks so much for the wonderful tea
and fun learning to know the ladies who gathered around the table today.
Also for the delicious Tea, scones, salad, soup and dessert.
Seeing the articles which were excavated was also a treat
and meeting the Editor of the 'Tea Time' magazine was
was a wonderful day."
|"The Secret Gardeners" from Maryland
|Celebrating "Normie's" 90th Birthday!
"Favorite people, favorite
places, favorite memories of the past ...
these are the joys of a lifetime, these are the things that last."
For those of you who have asked about
our Special Tea Event
S. Grant and Mrs. Julia Dent Grant,
minimum of 8-10 Tea Guests are required to book an event.
Please give us 2 or 3 dates that work for your group
and we will check the Grant's availability.
Evening Teas are available for this event as well.
|Larry & Constance Clowers, U S Grant & Julia Dent
"Simply, the best Tea
Room in Gettysburg!"
Coming in 2014!
Afternoon Tea with the Lee's of Virginia
Join Us as We Celebrate the General's Birthday!
January 19th, at 1
Lee and I truly enjoy educating and informing people about the antebellum
South, the Lady of Arlington, and, of
course those personal characteristics so
inherent in Robert E. Lee - duty, honor, chivalry, sacrifice, loyalty,
as well as his devout Christian beliefs. "
$35.00 per person
deposit is required to confirm your reservation.
Checks may be made payable to: "Historic Tate Farm"
Cross and Bluebird Tea &
Gift Shops at The Historic Tate Farm
Every Day is a Special Occasion at Our Tea Room....
But Birthdays are Another Matter!!!
(Click on cake to enlarge photos)
"Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time."
- Jeam Paul Richter
from The Rosemary House ... Thank you so much for such a nice write up!
Tea Map Reviews ....
"I had the privilege of visiting the Cross and Bluebird Tea Room today with my friends.
I have never enjoyed any
tea room this much. The atmosphere, the service, the food, the overall experience was well worth the drive from Maryland.
I would highly recommend this tea room to everyone!
With each course, there will be a smile and a memory!!!"
"We had a delightful visit to the Cross and Bluebird tea room for my Mom's 72nd birthday.
The food was delicious and decadent, the service cheery, and the tea divine. Laurie and Roger even celebrated with us by singing
'happy birthday' complete with a candle on the scrumptious cheesecake! We will definitely return again."
"My friends and I love to spend an afternoon together enjoying tea at Cross and Bluebird.
Laurie and Roger are wonderful hosts and Laurie prepares tea like none other. The atmosphere is calming and when you combine
all theses things together it makes for an enjoyable tea experience. Cross and Bluebird is a tea room you don't want to miss
For your convenience ...
Cross and Bluebird sells the Harney & Sons Teas that we serve, as well as some lovely gift items.
New to the Gift Shops! Handmade purses
by "Wooley Boley" ...
Also, Janine Andrews "handpainted" porcelain pins, Kimberly
Shaw "Tea" notecards,
Accessories, the art work and
holiday notecards of Edwin Green, Williamsburg, Virginia ...
You may also call for a "Cross and Bluebird"
Gift Certificate ....
Or purchase one here by paying securely online!
Gift Certificates may be used for
our Tea Luncheons or in our gift shops!
Purchase a Gift Certificate!
Purchase a Gift Certificate for
"Tea for Two"
|A Collection of English, German, Japanese...
|and Handpainted Tea Pots & Sets
|A Tea Cup for Any Collector!
"Whoever is happy
will make others happy too."
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