13 Steeple St. |
Mashpee, MA 02649 (Cape Cod)
Tea served Monday through Thursday, 9-3:30 pm; Friday and Saturday, 9-5 pm; Sunday 11-3:30 pm. (Hours subject to change by the season.)
Afternoon tea: $9.95 (Consists of house tea, choice of scone, 3 small sandwiches, and 3 desserts.)
From "TEA A Magazine" by Bradford Ross (Nov/Dec 1997):
Continue along Route 130 until you get to Mashpee - one of the fastest growing areas in Massachusetts - originally an Indian village. The Tea Shoppe at 13 Steeple Street is set in Mashpee Commons, a brick-front row of shops with street lamps lining the street. Ann and Jane Macdonald have created a sophisticated retreat, where the niceties of a European patisserie are enjoyed. Although there is not a room set aside for gifts, old and new teapots are displayed on a sideboard for sale, along with special tea accoutrements.
Leaving Mashpee, stop at the Indian Meeting House on Route 28 - the oldest church building on Cape Cod. It is still used by the Mashpee Tribe during the summer and opened by appointment for visitors.