Okay tea nerds, I am finally jumping on the bandwagon. An avid coffee snob, I never truly gave the fascination for tea a chance. Then, a tea sommelier program launched in Toronto, my home city, and I became intrigued at the newfound hype of this age-old British comfort drink. And I am not alone. Local tea shops are popping up left, right, and centre across the globe. Adrian Michigan was no exception. So I asked my friend Tammy of the blog Mid-Life Milestones to share a review on this dandy so those who head to Michigan will stop in for a cuppa. And here is what she had to say below.

Governor Croswell Tea Room is one of the nicest local tea shops in Michigan
Governor Croswell Tea Room is one of the nicest local tea shops in Michigan

About one of the Most Adorable Local Tea Shops…

This awesome little tea room is located at 125 E. Maumee in historic downtown Adrian, Michigan. One of the nicest of all local tea shop, it is situated right next to the Croswell Opera House. It is on the main floor of the 100 year-old Hoefler Building. The name of the tea room is in honor of the former Adrian resident, Charles M. Croswell, who was the 17th Governor of the State of Michigan from 1877-1881.

Governor Coswell Tea Room - Adrian Michigan, USA
Governor Coswell Tea Room – Adrian Michigan, USA Credit: Mid-Life Milestones

What an absolutely charming place, there are no two tea cups alike. They service tea in china with linen table clothes and napkins. There were fresh roses on every table – truly an impressive little touch. The classical music that was playing in the background was very peaceful and puts patrons in a nice relaxed mood.

I arrived just minutes after they opened at 11 am so I had my choice of seats. They are only open from 11 am – 4 pm Monday – Saturday. My server offered me the window seat and I graciously accepted. The sun streaming in the window was warm and very pleasant. I also enjoyed people-watching… the comings and goings outside if you will…

Governor Coswell Tea Room - Adrian Michigan, USA Credit: Mid-Life Milestones
Governor Coswell Tea Room – Adrian Michigan, USA
Credit: Mid-Life Milestones

Two of my friends have been suggesting I go check out the Governor Croswell Tea Room for quite some time and I finally decided I would make the time. Everyone needs some “me time” and I must agree and made this experience my own. Boy, am I ever glad I did! The atmosphere was very welcoming with a lot of British influence and flare.

There is something to be said for dining with beautiful table linens, napkins bone china. Those aspects alone make this place stand out in a world of fast food.

The china and ambiance make Governor Croswell Tea Room stand out from other local tea shops
The china and ambiance make Governor Croswell Tea Room stand out from other local tea shops. Credit: Mid-Life Milestones

The Food

My lunch choice was the Lady Cromwell dish served with Lady Gray tea. This dish consisted of a spinach and feta cheese quiche, a three-cheese muffin and choice of soup. I chose broccoli cheese over chicken noodle and vegetable.

Now, I can see why this is one of the best local tea shops in Michigan! The food was delicious. The quiche was moist with quite a bit of flavour. The muffin, though not on my ketogenic list, was tasty, especially with the herbed whipped butter. A small taste of heaven…

The food was delicious and truly made Governor Croswell Tea Room stand out from other local tea shops
The food was delicious and truly made Governor Croswell Tea Room stand out from other local tea shops. Credit: Mid-Life Milestones

The Dessert Tray

Of course I saved room for dessert! The dessert tray consisted of four bite-size treats from their daily selection. My choices included the lemon and chocolate tarts, the Ayrshire Cream , and a surprise selection from the server. He brought me a pecan tart to round up my sweet treats. I have to say, they were all scrumptious. The tray was the perfect choice as choosing only one would have been incredibly difficult! All the choices were delicious.

After my experience, I can affirm that I will be returning for repeat visits. I truly enjoyed the entire experience – the food, the ambiance, and the overall feel. I definitely feel The Governor Croswell Tea Room achieves the British feel, making it one of the best local tea shops right here in the heart of such a small American town.

Michigan State is one of the most beautiful in all of the USA! When you create your itinerary, make sure you stop in to Adrian and have a cuppa tea at Governor Croswell tea room! This little gem is one of the nicest local tea shops in all of Michigan, if not the USA. Our post gives all the details. #localteashop #local #michigan #USA #USAtravel #traveltips #travelfoodie #teasnob #teasommelier
Governor Croswell Tea room is one of the nicest local tea shops in Michigan

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Tammy is a guest writer for Fill My Passport. She is a mom of two wonderful young men ages 23 and 18. She loves travel whether near or far. On her blog and Twitter feed, she advocates the Ketogenic lifestyle. In her free time, Tammy splits her interests across a broad spectrum. All opinions in this post are hers and not influenced by Fill My Passport.

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