Springfield Tea Room

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Somewhere along the Tasman Highway in the countryside on the Launceston side of Springfield, is the Springfield Tea Room. As I drive up the driveway, I don’t realise it at first, initially thinking that the ladies in the tea room are in costume, but this is the real deal, a true blue working Amish farm. My partner is instantly uncomfortable and I have to coax him out of the car. The tea room is too warm today as there’s no ventilation and a skylight adds to the warmth, which I suspect are the perfect conditions for chilly Tasmanian days. Luckily there are a few tables of people, creating a more welcoming atmosphere, as I feel awkward with the subdued Amish waitress sitting in the corner with her calculator. The room is set up for sewing classes with reams of fabric and sewing bits ‘n’ bobs lining the walls. There is also homemade stone ground bread, cakes, and jams and jellies for sale. This DT is probably the bargain of the century; a measly $5 buys two scones, a grand choice of homemade jams, thickly whipped cream and a range of loose-leaf teas that tops most cafes I’ve been to. The scones are served at room temperature and although not light and fluffy, tastes fresh enough. It’s a hard choice; the jams and jellies are all too good. I decide to try something different and go for the crab apple jelly, which is light and subtle. Open Monday to Saturday.

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Jam: teapot3teapot3teapot3teapot3teapothalf

Cream: teapot3teapot3teapot3teapot3

Tea: An extensive range of interesting loose-leaf teas served in a teapot.

Price: $

Overall: An interesting experience.

Location: 1139 Ten Mile Track, Springfield TAS 7304 

Reviewed in December, 2016

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4 thoughts on “Springfield Tea Room

  1. We went there today, what a lovely lady in the tea rooms. It took some finding but the address is 1139 Ten Mile Track, Springfield Tasmania.

  2. When I visit my daughter at Bridport we generally end up here. It is a real homely place and their is a wonder of things like soaps, teas, oils, material, home baked goods to look through while you are waiting for your cuppa and scones or their vegetarian pies and pasties are to die for, It dosent disappoint for it is the best. Love it. As you walk in you kcan see the goats in their stalls with their kids.
    Cheers
    Rosey

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