Where: 96 North Main Street #201, Ashland, Oregon 97520
Style: Cozy, vintage charm
Tea Selection: 50+ loose leaf teas, including Lovejoy’s personal blends
Teatimes: Thursday to Sunday, 11 to 4 (last seating)
Reservations: Reservations required for full afternoon tea service (Queen’s Tea); walk-ins welcome for cream tea or light tea
Cost: $40 Queen’s Tea; $30 Prince/Princess Tea (under 10 years old); Gluten-Free $5 Additional; $11.95+ Tea and Taste of Lovejoy’s walk-in menu
Online Shop: Nationwide shipping for teas, scones, crumpets and other tea-themed gifts at The Shoppe at Lovejoy’s Tea Room
[Photo Credits: All photos provided by Lovejoy’s Tea Room of Ashland.]
Prices and teatimes are subject to change. Please see our Oregon afternoon tea directory for the latest details.
For more than 20 years, Muna Nash has been creating afternoon tea experiences that delight her customers with everything she loves about this beautiful ritual. Having spent years abroad in Ireland and England — at one point running a hostel in Ireland’s Wicklow Mountains where afternoon tea was served on Sundays — Muna experienced the heartwarming magic of an afternoon tea prepared at home. She was inspired to share that feeling, that you’ve discovered a special, charming place, decorating her American tearooms with collected antiques, vintage lace, inherited china and family heirlooms. Homespun and happily mismatched decor creates a welcoming ambiance at every Lovejoy’s Tea Room.
With her best friend from college, Gillian Briley, Muna got her start in the tearoom business in California, buying Lovejoy’s Tea Room in San Francisco, and later opening Lovey’s Tea Shoppe in Pacifica. The tearooms take their name from a character in Jonathan Gash’s novels: an antique dealer named Lovejoy. The friends eventually decided to focus on licensing their tearoom concept, selling the San Francisco tearoom in 2016, and working with former customer Brendon Georgiou, who opened his Lovejoy’s Tea Room of Portland in 2019.
When Muna fell in love with historic Ashland in southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley, she saw it as the perfect town for a new Lovejoy’s Tea Room. Ranked in the top 10 of “The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America,” Ashland is home to the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival and award-winning galleries, theaters, wines and restaurants. Tourists also flock to Ashland for outdoor recreation in the surrounding mountains, including skiing at the famous Mt. Ashland Ski Area. After years of vacationing there herself, Muna knew Ashland needed a tearoom! She relocated to Ashland and opened Lovejoy’s Tea Room of Ashland in 2021.
Here you’ll find the hallmark cozy, playful decor of every Lovejoy’s, seated at lace-draped tables where teapots keep warm beneath handmade tea cozies, and broken china mosaics decorate the walls. In her tearoom, Muna wraps old world charm into an unpretentious and comforting experience.
Families, couples and friends often come to Lovejoy’s Tea Room of Ashland to celebrate their milestones — birthdays, anniversaries, baby and bridal showers — or just to luxuriate over the leisurely afternoon tea service.
Lovejoy’s loves its guests and staff, often sharing photos of their smiling faces and fabulous tea fashions. It’s evidence that Muna is making her dream come true: sharing the joys of afternoon tea with so many others.
Guests at Lovejoy’s Tea Room of Ashland may choose from more than 50 premium teas, some of which are blended by Muna herself. The tearoom’s extensive tea list features a wide variety of teas from various tea makers. Muna also imports teas from renowned British tea purveyor Taylor’s of Harrogate, a third generation Yorkshire family business started in 1886 (and makers of the English household staple: Yorkshire Tea).
Lovejoy’s Tea Room of Ashland offers a full afternoon tea service — The Queen’s Tea — by reservation, keeping a few tables available for walk-in guests to enjoy a spot of tea with light bites. Gluten-free options are also available for a small extra charge.
Tables “Reserved for the Queens” are served a freshly prepared, five-course, leisurely meal that includes:
- Two Tea Sandwiches (selection: Cucumber with Dill Cream Cheese; Artichoke Hummus with Organic Arugula; Chicken, Apple, Walnut & Cranberry Salad; Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese and Capers; Ham with Sliced Green Apple, Market Greens & Dijon or English Mustard; Coronation Chicken Salad; Deviled Egg; Cream Cheese with Strawberry Preserves)
- Organic Spring Greens served with Balsamic-Dijon Vinaigrette
- Fresh Seasonal Fruit
- A Warm Scone with Clotted Cream and Raspberry Preserves
- A Toasted Crumpet with Lemon Curd
- Assorted Sweets
- A Bottomless Pot of Tea
Lovejoy’s also offers seasonal specials, such as a Radish Kimchi with Yogurt Cheese and Organic Arugula tea sandwich, or Asparagus White Bean Soup made with Darjeeling tea stock and lightly infused with double Devon cream (pictured below). Daily tea specials like a Peach Bellini Iced Tea invite guests to pop in for a drop of tea, which they might pair with English-style scones, served warm with cream and jam.
Lovejoy’s also welcomes children, offering “wee” guests under 10 years of age The Princess or Prince Tea Service, which includes:
- One Tea Sandwich Selection
- Fresh Seasonal Fruit
- A Warm Scone with Preserves & Butter
- A Toasted Crumpet with Lemon Curd
- A Sweet Tray Selection
- Tea or Hot Chocolate
Special Tea Events and Private Parties
Throughout the year, Lovejoy’s Tea Room of Ashland hosts themed teas for holidays, or just for fun, like their Tea and Cello events, New Moon Tea including aromatherapy blend giveaways, Valentine’s Day Tea, and Queen Mum Tea for Mother’s Day.
Lovejoy’s parlour is also available for private events of up to 25 guests, popular for children’s parties, themed tea parties, baby & bridal showers, birthdays, book clubs, Red Hat Society and work gatherings. Smaller groups may also book out the space for an additional room fee.
For the guest that wants to recreate their own teatime at home, or find the perfect gift for their tea friend, Lovejoy’s “Tea Shoppe” features tea accessories such as tea cozies, decorative strainers, a variety of tea cups and tea pots, serving tiers and other tea-themed treasures. Here you can also find everything you’d need to host an authentic Regency-era/Jane Austen tea, including teas, scones and crumpets.
To reserve your afternoon tea at Lovejoy’s Tea Room of Ashland, call 541-708-6718.
Visit The Shoppe at Lovejoy’s Tea Room online to ship teas, scones, crumpets and other tea gifts nationwide.
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