Like Olympic swimmers and gremlins, tea leaves only reveal their true power after being dunked in water. Unleash hidden strength with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of lunch fare at Silver Birch Tea Room, located on Heritage Line Herbs farm in Aylmer.
The garden tea room of a small family farm, Silver Birch Tea Room brews 120 teas, as well as fair-trade coffee, complementing a lunch menu of dishes infused with the farm's 160 herbs. During Supreme high tea ($17.95, reservation required), a waiter dressed as each patron’s preferred Jane Austen character pours out a selection of tea or coffee and serves an array of clotted cream, scones, jam, dainty sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts. À la carte options such as herb-infused meat lasagna ($12.95) challenge patrons to use forks without their pinkies, and a tasty chicken-salad sandwich on gluten-free bread ($11.95) exemplifies layered lusciousness. Diners can sip lavender lemonade ($1.50) and indulge in rhubarb-pecan muffins ($1.50) while listening to the gurgling waterfall boast about how its children have all grown up to become accomplished tributaries.