A Little Time and a Keyboard: Tea at Historic Reynold's Tavern in Annapolis, Maryland

Tea at Historic Reynold's Tavern in Annapolis, Maryland

Friday, April 6, 2018

Tea Service at Reynold's Tavern in Annapolis

Founded in 1649, Annapolis has many stories to tell. Among our travel goals was take time and absorb some of that history. Tea service at the historic Reynold's Tavern provided us an opportunity to relax and savor some the history of Annapolis while indulging in one of our favorite treats. The historic setting, splendid tea service and overall ambiance drifted us to colonial times.

Historic Reynold's Tavern is the ideal spot for tea in Annapolis, Maryland
Historic Reynold's Tavern is a special spot for tea!
The Reynold's Tavern is only footsteps away from the Annapolis Visitor Center and the Maryland State House. So, it is in a perfect location for a day in Annapolis. We opted to have our tea service early in the day at 11AM but you can easily fit it into your Annapolis adventure later in the day as an afternoon repast.

Charming grandfather clock and overall elegant atmosphere at Reynold's Tavern

The original structure dates back to 1737. While updated throughout the centuries, elements of the original home remain in the interior. The restaurant does maintain an early America feel. Throughout, we discovered tea pots and cups as well as art for sale on the walls.

Tea pots in the background cupboard at Reynold's Tavern

Tea Time:

Brown sugar cubes and an adorable individual tea cup at Reynold's Tavern
Adorably sweet sugar cubes!

Pot of tea during Reynold's Tavern Tea Service in Annapolis, Maryland
A pleasant pot of tea!

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Delight came over us when tea arrived. We chose from a wide variety of loose leaf. Tea pots are bottomless. So, you can try multiple varieties! When they are not so busy, some patrons stay for awhile sipping tea and reading books.

Decadent French and onion soup at Reynold's Tavern in Annapolis
How can you not want to dive into this French and onion soup?
There are 8 different tea services to choose from. Wow! Already, I know I need to come back to try different options. My husband chose the Colonial High Tea and my daughter and I enjoyed the Savory Tea. My husband's tea service started with a decadent French onion soup.

A sampling of tea sandwiches, mini quiches and a warm fresh scone!
A sampling of tea sandwiches, mini quiches and a warm fresh scone!

My daughter and I received plates with our tea treats which included a scone of our choosing, finger sandwiches and mini quiches. Delicious adventure!

A Tower of Treats:

Variety of tea sandwiches, sweets, scone and preserves during tea service at Reynold's Tavern
A tower of tea treats!
My husband received a tower of tea time delights! He received an orange blossom scone, finger sandwiches, mini quiche and sweets on top. A bit of a close up of the scone:

Warm orange blossom scone, clotted cream and preserves.
Warm orange blossom scone, clotted cream and preserves.
The sampling of food during tea is quite a novelty. We traveled through our edible adventure and truly fell in love with Reynold's Tavern. We know that it is a new must stop location during future trips to Annapolis. Reynold's Tavern affords a pleasant opportunity to sit, sip some tea and be part of Annapolis!

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.


  1. Those trays of treats look scrumptious! How fun!

  2. As a tea lover, I need to put this on my list the next time that I am in Annapolis.

  3. This looks like such a fun experience!