Tea Places: Ana Beall’s Tea Room

I’ve been visiting my boyfriend in a nearby town for years and never knew that this gem existed in Westfield, New Jersey. The staff was so courteous, even taking our jackets when we came in. The decor was inviting and it felt more like sitting in a friend’s living room than a restaurant. The food was simply done but tasted amazing. I highly recommend the lemon chicken sandwich. My boyfriend really enjoyed the pull pork sandwich.

The tea wasn’t stupendous but I think that had a lot to do with the fact that they use filter bags instead of leaving the tea leaves loose in the pot. We had the formosa oolong, which was a little bland. I mentioned this in my review on TeaMap and the owner quickly replied saying that in the future I can ask for loose leaves and a strainer instead. I will definately be going back soon. Their brunch menu sounds even better than what was offered for lunch.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.