Adventures with Michelle, The Tilted Teacup

Adventures with Michelle, The Tilted Teacup
The Tilted Teacup, a teahouse in Brooksville

Several weeks ago one of my dear friends went off on a month long adventure to Asia…so jealous! Before she left we spent an afternoon lunching and visiting as girlfriends do. She’d told me about a new little place to try in downtown Brooksville called The Tilted Teacup. Yes, it’s a teahouse. I love these tiny enclaves of femininity. We actually have more than one in our area, which is fabulous considering that we must have 50 beer n’ wing joints. Since I’ve already been to one of our other ones, which is also lovely, this was new to me and I was looking forward to seeing the differences.

First off, I love the location. I was very happy to see the old house that had been numerous business thru the years I’d live in Brooksville, transformed into something that truly fit the edifice. The Tilted Teacup sits at the corner of Ft. Dade Ave. and Lemon St. just a short walk from the Hernando County Courthouse, in a small southern home with one of the biggest live oak trees ever, in it’s tiny parking lot.

Adventures with Michelle, The Tilted Teacup
Large Live Oak at The Tilted Teacup

The restaurant is owned by a lovely young couple. Their attention to detail shows in their choice of teas and treats to serve, as well as the personal attention paid to their patrons. We had a lovely selection of tea for our ‘High Tea’ menu as well as a tiered tray filled with freshly made diminutive delights. On that day, I was honestly pretty hungry, and didn’t think that finger sandwiches was going to fill me up – but it did. In fact, the selection was so delicious, that my girlfriend and I talked and drank our tea and I hadn’t taken one photo for the blog! Oops. (Hold still little scone – I’ll get to you soon.)

Adventures with Michelle, The Tilted Teacup
Lovely and tasty teahouse yummies

The décor is so cute – who’d think to make a ‘flower chandelier’. So sweet!

Adventures with Michelle, The Tilted Teacup
One Dining Room at the Tilted Teacup

And an all-season Christmas tree in the entry pays homage to Brooksville’s late, Rodgers Christmas House.

Adventures with Michelle, The Tilted Teacup
All Season Tree

You can select one of several, equally beautiful rooms. One room had antique hats all hung in a row, another had a more country feel. There’s tea, tea pots and spoons to purchase as well as some really cute handmade aprons in a gift area.

Adventures with Michelle, The Tilted Teacup
Another lovely room at the Tilted Teacup
Adventures with Michelle, The Tilted Teacup
Unique Décor at the Tilted Teacup
Adventures with Michelle, The Tilted Teacup
How cute are these aprons?

 

So if you find yourself in Brooksville and in need of a change of pace, or a place for a girls luncheon, give them a call for a table and reserve your afternoon to decompress in the shade of the old oak tree.

1 thought on “Adventures with Michelle, The Tilted Teacup

  1. Dear KT Green, I am in awe of what a beautiful post you wrote.. It made my husband and I want to visit this sweet place you wrote about lol.. We are honored to hear such lovely compliments and appreciate the fact that you would take the time to write. Please come and visit us again. When you do please introduce yourself.

    Sincerely, Aimee and John Gans

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