Hello to all! It has been a very long time and we hope you are all staying healthy. This pandemic has certainly changed life in many, many ways but one thing is for certain – we have missed you.
After having been closed for over six months, we are delighted to announce that we will be re-opening for service (reservations required) on September 24th! Our new hours will be Thursday through Monday from 11am until 4pm – being closed Tuesday & Wednesday! We are excited to be opening on Mondays after years of requests as we can now accommodate some long weekends while many other local establishments are closed.
Mark your calendars because prior to our re-opening date, we will be at our property of Two Main from 9am to 4pm rain or shine on Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th for a huge tent sale! The Carriage House Boutique will be open at this time for shopping and loose-leaf tea sales (we know many of you are running very low!). Masks will be required and social distancing will be observed – we can’t wait to see you!
When we re-open, we will be strictly following the NJ Department of Health’s safety standards for indoor dining. We are opening our doors with a 25% capacity limit and many new protocols. Teaberry’s will be requiring masks at all times unless you are actively eating or drinking at your table. Tables will be spaced at least six feet apart but we ask that you please practice social distancing when walking around our establishment. We request that you please do not come and see us if you are under the weather, but we look forward to having you once you feel better! Our staff (masks required at all times) will have their temperature checked at the beginning of each day and will be trained in strict sanitization practices. Tables will be set with all fresh linens and cleaned between use. Menus and chairs will be disinfected in between guests, while other contact surfaces will be cleaned throughout the day. We will be constantly running our air conditioner with premium virus specific filters, and an air scrubber will be set up in the boutique - both to ensure proper ventilation and higher air quality. Please note: as we are in a restored Victorian home with limited space, if you are apprehensive regarding the current health situation, please join us when things return more to normal.
Some other changes for the time being to ensure a smooth & safe operation will include the following : Reservations are required (we recommend calling us as far ahead as possible!). There will be a two hour time limit for any table - if you are late, you will unfortunately be cutting into your allotted time. We will be switching to serving our multiple course afternoon teas on tiered platters to limit contact and help with this time restriction. Furthermore, we ask that all guests wait in their cars until the entire party has arrived and then enter as a group. For the moment, we will not be booking private parties and reservations only up to 8 people will be taken. A maximum of five shoppers will be allowed at one time in the boutique.
We have truly missed you and can’t wait to catch up! April marked 15 years of business for Teaberry’s and we are elated to continue to serve you and help you make wonderful memories, albeit in a different fashion right now. Your kindness, understanding & patience will be crucial as we navigate this new realm together.
We hope to see you soon!
Susan & Sara