I've discovered the perfect place for a business meeting, a bridal luncheon, new-home gift shopping, or just relaxing in comfort. This gem has been around for several years, but it's tucked in among shops in the back of a suburban shopping area.
Step inside the Enchanted Herb and Tea Room and you're greeted by wonderful scents and the smiling face of Clinton Spellman. Clinton has created a combination shop and café in Owings Mills, MD, not far from the Beltway, that's close to my office but hidden and therefore private. He remembers you from one visit to the next, and always has something delicious on the menu. The atmosphere is very homey and welcoming, which made it the perfect place to meet my friend Lauren recently.
Tea is the centerpiece, with way too many for me to pick from, so I let Clinton decide. He brings me a sample of one of his many Herb and Fruit Teas, Black Teas, Flavored Premium Teas, Green Teas, Chai Teas, etc., and it's always good. To go with the tea you have to try the scones – wonderfully warm and delicious, fresh baked to his recipe. A menu of light fare includes his onion soup that is soooo good. You can enjoy high tea or book a private party, and it's all served on bone china for that authentic tea room touch.
For gifts, this is a great source for things you won't find in most stores. He has a wonderful selection of tea pots, cups, teas, herbs, and preserves. I took Clinton's scones and clotted cream to clients (an Irish family) and they were so delighted.
So next time you're looking for a slower pace, personal attention, and a delicious lunch or afternoon tea, visit this enchanting shop. Have a scone for me.