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About Us

Serving up a taste of Britain

Who We Are

Established in 2014, The Tea Cart is a traditional British tearoom serving fine English fare and curated loose teas. The Tea Cart opened its doors to offer a tranquil, one-of-a-kind experience for those looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our tearoom host a variety of events from monthly specialty teas to bridal showers, birthday parties, baby showers and more. It is the perfect destination for private parties, traditional afternoon tea, or to enjoy a quiet corner and a spot of tea.


Located in the heart of Berryville, Virginia we are proud to join the likes of many of Virginia's finest retailers and businesses on Main Street. 

What We Do

We serve the finest traditional British fare paired with curated specialty teas that are truly one of a kind. Although we regularly serve our house signatures, we often provide homemade seasonal additions to the menu.  Our tea selection includes a variety of flavors and blends, specifically chosen to compliment each service. Its aromatic infusion stimulates the palate and is quite more than just an accompanied drink. 


Your visit to The Tea Cart is a memorable and nostalgic experience. Our English garden setting enclosed with beautifully painted murals, feminine floral accents, and lush Victorian seating makes the ceremony of English Afternoon Tea fit for The Queen. 


The English ritual of Afternoon Tea can now be enjoyed all over the world, incorporating teas grown and harvested from China, India, even Egypt to name a few. While we do offer a large assortment of teas, preserving British tradition is at the top of our list, so PG Tips is available upon request. We have picked the variety, given it proper preparation, and present it table side right off The Tea Cart. 


The Ladies of the Cart

Sue Whitbeck


Having always admired the tranquil and often ethereal experience of Afternoon Tea, Sue began a journey of discovery. It wasn’t so much about the drink, but more about the tradition, experience, and overall interest of taking time out of your busy day for a pot of tea. A trip to the UK, new relationships with international friends, and a desire to provide this experience to tea lovers across Virginia quickly inspired her to bring a little bit of Brit to Berryville.


As a Family and Consumer Science Teacher for 23 years, as well as a former restaurateur and momtrepreneur, Sue has been invested in sharing her love of cooking and educating with the community and is happy to share her love of tea with you!


Allison Ritter


California made, but southern grown, Allison's entrepreneurial aspirations started at a very young age. Moving to Los Angeles at the young age of 19, Allison quickly became inspired by the culture, lifestyle, and opportunities the golden state provided. She became firmly rooted in event production and design and was looking to broaden her horizons. After a short stint in Entertainment PR, she followed the sweet aroma of the culinary space and found herself a "foodie" and started working with clients within the culinary space. With over 10 years of experience in lifestyle + food PR, Allison founded a creative and collaborative agency in 2016 with a very specific goal; be better. She has since moved to Virginia to put her whisk to work as a restaurateur with additional projects on the horizon. 


When she's not in the kitchen, Allison loves the outdoors and exploring small towns. She has a weakness for kitchen gadgets, an overbearing tea and coffee addiction and loves spending time with her husband and three boys. 

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