elegant tradition. decadent fun.

Tealightful Service

The Tea Timers are a catering company bringing afternoon tea and high-quality, homemade treats to your home or business. We provide the cozy yet elegant tradition of English tea for any occasion.

Afternoon Tea

The finest Yorkshire tea is served to you, friends, family or colleagues—gracefully served on beautiful vintage bone china and linens collected over years of travel.

Made for you

Our menu is filled with sweet and savory treats homemade the day of your event. You choose from an assortment of sandwiches, cakes and scones and The Tea Timers will bring everything to you.

Any Occasion

We can cater any event—birthdays, bridal showers, business meetings or just an afternoon with friends.

there is no trouble so great or grave that
cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.
—bernard-paul heroux

Our menu is simple yet elegant, traditional yet flexible. All you need to do is select what you and your guests would enjoy most.
We also offer gluten-free choices. Please call us for more information about our menu offerings.


$35 per person
Gluten-free—add $5 per person
Mimosas—add $3.50 per person
18% Service Charge


—choice of four—


(Scones served with whipped cream and strawberry jam)


Victoria Sponge Cake
Chocolate Cake
Fruit Tarts
Chocolate-dipped Macaroons


—choice of four—

Egg Salad
Cucumber & Cream Cheese
Salmon on Pumpernickel
(All sandwiches come with a choice of white, whole wheat or gluten-free bread)


Yorkshire Tea
Fruit Blend Teas
Selection of Juices
Mimosas (additional $3.50 per person)
Fruit Juices for children

strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the
comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.
—author unknown

Though we Tea Timer partners come from different backgrounds—Helen grew up in England and Susann in Germany, Karen K. hails from Virginia and Karen T. from New York—the four of us have more than a few things in common. We’ve worked together for years as nurses, and discovering our shared passion for sinful food and laughing cemented our friendship. And from that, The Tea Timers developed. Not only is baking a wonderful emotional release, it also yields an abundance of scrumptious comfort food.

We love to pamper people and help take the stress out of in-home and corporate entertaining. Our goal is for you to relax and feel like a guest at your own special occasion.

We don little black dresses, pearls, and white aprons known as “pinnies,” to bring you the cozy yet elegant tradition of English tea, served in your home or office.

The Tea Timers afternoon tea is always a special occasion. It’s a treat, a little bit decadent, a fun thing to do. And it’s just relaxing.

You don’t have to be a dowager countess to indulge in a taste of Downton Abbey-style coddling and to enjoy our high-quality homemade treats, gracefully served on our collection of vintage bone china, heirloom linens and traditional tiered cake stands.

there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.
—ralph waldo emerson

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We would love to hear from you.
Please call us with questions about your event.

t. 703.309.9804