Lecturing your dachshund nonstop on the pros and cons of converting your front yard into a Pat Sajak–themed mini-golf course is bound to make you thirsty after a while. Sample the superb moistener for dry throats and mouths with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get high tea for two at The Talking Teacup in Chalfont.
Located in a restored 250-year-old farmhouse, The Talking Tea Cup is a full-service tearoom offering freshly prepared sweet and savory treats, as well as a selection of more than 100 teas. Visitors can settle in next to the home's original fireplace and attempt to recollect where they’ve buried their stash of Spider Man comics during a one-hour four-course meal. Freshly made cranberry, orange-maple, and pecan scones are paired with cinnamon-and-orange-spice tea to get stomach-juices flowing, and are followed by a cup of the day's soup and sweet-cranberry tea. Assorted finger sandwiches are topped with chicken salad, apple butter and cheese, cucumber, and more, and are served on perfectly precious plates. Meals end on a sweet note of ginger-snap tea and straight-from-the-oven's-mouth sugar cookies.
Though the Talking Teacup’s house has changed hands many times since its completion in 1752, careful preservation has left all of its original charm intact. Mismatched chairs await customers beside daintily dressed tables in the main tearoom, while a cozy enclosed porch brings the outdoors inside year round. Original pumpkin-pine floor boards creek under little feet in the upstairs bedrooms where children and children at heart can deck themselves in vintage apparel before their snack with imaginary friends. Warmer weather can be enjoyed by taking tea outside on the property's flower-covered patio.