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 $7, you get $15 worth of tea, sandwiches, and pastries at Centerville Tea Room, housed inside the Tarts and Truffles…Cakes and Catering storefront in Woodstock.
Under the guidance of Debra Mindham, the Centerville Tea Room's chefs dole out handcrafted English aperitifs, sandwiches, and tea. Prix-fixe meals such as Through the Looking Glass march into mouths with a parade of four mini finger sandwiches on homemade breads, along with a pair of pastries, and baton-twirling scones ($14.95). Prime roast beef dons a crown of blue cheese and reigns over horseradish mayo within the blue beef sandwich ($8.95), while a cup of the soup du jour ($3 for a cup, $4.95 for a bowl) warms chilly soul sacks.
The quaint patisserie sits nestled in the historic square, inviting diners to repose amidst wooden floors and flowered tablecloths adorned with tea sets. Guests can round out the afternoon by sipping one of the brewed or iced teas from the tearoom's selection ($3 each), nibbling on a pastry, or practicing their high-society laughs.