Shady Gables

Tearoom & Gift Gallery

Flavored Black Tea Selection

Our flavored black teas are all imported from Sri Lanka.  The island of Sri Lanka, just south of India, with its high elevation terrain and tropical climate, grows some of the best tea in the world.  The island has had many names including Serendip (this is where we get the word Serendipity) and Ceylon.  After their independence from Britain, they changed the name of their country to Sri Lanka but they kept the name Ceylon for their teas in order to continue to take advantage of the fire reputation the country has for growing superb quality tea.  Warmest wishes to you while you sip your tea at Shady Gables!


A Fine Romance:  Delicate tea with a secret hint of delicate vanilla.


Abundant Harvest:  A pleasing melody of fruit with a hint of ginger.

Amber’s Dream:  Chocolate covered coconut blended by an extraordinary friend and employee Miss Amber    



Apple Crisp:  An apple lover’s dream!

Apple Crunch:  A fresh apple flavor like crunching into a fresh crisp apple.


Apple Spice:  A fragrant and favorable blend of apple and cinnamon spice.


Berry Christmas:  Winter berries make this a customer favorite!


Birthday Blend:  A fruitful melody of creamy notes.


Black Currant:  Very British indeed. Tart and favorable.


Blueberry:  Have you ever picked fresh blueberries and gobbled them up right out of the field… then you know how this tea smells and tastes! 


Blueberries and Cream:  Created by our friend and former employee Andrea Hauder.


Blue Raspberry:  A lively blend of blueberries and raspberries.


Candy Cane:  Creamy, minty candy


Carmel:   A smooth and comforting tea!


Cherry Almond:  The hillside of Northern Michigan is blanketed with cherry orchards.  Sipping this tea is like a mini vacation with memories of cherries and a slight reminder of fragrant almonds.




Chocolate Mint:  A mint on your pillow. Very fragrant and favorable you can’t miss either of these flavors in this refreshing tea.


Chocolate Covered Cherries:  Chocolate and cherry with just a whisper of almond. This tea is serendipity of Phyllis Murdock, another wonderful employee.  It is so good it has inspired a crazy following.


Chocolate Covered Strawberries:  Like biting into a fresh, homegrown strawberry, smothered in delicious chocolate... decedent without the guilt!


Cinnamon:  A soothing and mild flavor!


Clark’s Carmella Slo-Dance:  The perfect blend of Carmel and Vanilla makes you feel as you are dancing on air!  Thanks Clark!


Courtney’s Attic:  Blended by a former neighbor and employee…French Lavender Cream Custard.


Cranberry:  This unique New England fruit is accurately captured in this wonderful refreshing tea.


Crème Brule:  The caramelized sugar shell and the gooey custard combined in the warmth of a tea!   

Earl Grey:  The Earl of Grey and I (Pam) share the same birthday, just 200 years apart!  He received this recipe from a Mandarin acquaintance.  The flavor is the oil of bergamot, which is an Italian citrus fruit.


English Rose Garden:  Take the time to smell the roses!  And to sip the tea! Follow the scent to Merry Ole England!


For Bev’s Sake:  Or as she says “For Goodness Sake”!  This tea is the perfect blend of fall fruit.


Forget-Me- Not:  An unforgettable blend by Mariann, a special member of the Shady Gables Family. Black currant, hazelnuts and vanilla.


Ginger- Peach:  Very elegant… fresh peaches with a sprinkle of ginger.


Glad Tidings:  Cheerful blend of oranges, cinnamon and cranberries. 


Grandma’s China:  Honey and lemon in your tea always makes you feel better, just ask Grandma!


Hazelnut Vanilla:  Warm and fragrant, like toasted hazelnuts.


Holiday Spice:  Welcoming blend of cranberry, apple and spices.


Honey:  Natures nectar. So sweet even the bees crave it!


Hot Apple Pie:  Just like Grandma made!


Hot Cross Buns:  The symbol in Christian faith for the day Christ was crucified. They started delivery from a 14th century English monk, Thomas Rodcliffe, and were must-have treats until a 16th century pastry-hating Queen Elizabeth declared them illegal contraband.  Blackcurrant, a nutty vanilla and spices make up this traditional treat!


I Do:  Pam and Terry’s July tea of the month!  Strawberries and cream with yummy mangos on top is Pam’s ideal treat.


Irish Cream:  The pride of the Emerald Isle, creamy and sweet.


Island Coconut:  Distinctly fragrant and flavorful. 


Italian Amaretto:  Very elegant with almond hints.


Juli’s Jubilee:  Juli’s creation of creamy berries.


Lady Grey: Traditional English Earl Grey, combined with creamy vanilla.


Lemon:  One of Queens Victorian’s daughters married into the Russians Royal family. After visiting her daughter, Queen Victoria brought the tradition of flavoring ones tea with lemon back to England with her. The tart acid flavor of lemon complements the astringency of black tea perfectly.


Lemon Spice:  Citrus tartness and warm spices.


Mango:  Another tropical goodie!


Maple:  A sweet treat to wake up to!


Mint:  Cool, refreshing and oh so fragrant.


Miss Dogwood’s Garden:  Vanilla tea with a whisper of rose petals.


Miss Sippy Mud Cake:  A decadent swirl of chocolate, vanilla and white chocolate.


Misty Memories:  The comfort of a happy dream.  A black currant filled cream tart.


Mystic Dawn:  Raspberries smothered in cream.


Nutcracker:  Vanilla Spice collides with Hazelnut.


Orange:  A citrus delight!


Orange Chocolate Truffle:  A wintertime favorite.


Orange Spice:  An excellent companion on a cool crisp evening.


Peach Apricot:  Our most popular tea! The subtle combination seems to please every pallet.


Peach Berry Cobbler:  Inspired by an episode of Martha Stewart. She was baking a peach pie and threw in a few raspberries!


Pineapple:  Do you love pineapple upside-down cake as much as I do? Then you will love this tea!


Pina-Colada:  Take a trip to a tropical island without leaving the house!


Plum-Pear:  Sweet and pungent blend, sure to please the sweet tooth.


Pomegranate:  Tart but sweet and delicious!


Queen Of Hearts:  Raspberry truffle.


Raspberry:  Very fresh and tart!


Rhapsody:  Tart raspberries, sprinkled with delicate coconut. 


Rhubarb Cream:  My favorite pie, Rhubarb, now imagine that with some creaming vanilla hints!


Snowberry Bliss:  A Christmas-time treasure.  Strawberry, vanilla and white chocolate chips!


Southern Belle:  Playful and sweet. Rhubarb pie meets peach cobbler!


Strawberry Shortcake:  Everyone’s summertime favorite!


Sugar Plum:  Blended in honor of the Nutcracker Ballet.


Thin Mint:  A Girl Scout’s favorite!


Tropical Breeze:  Warm and inviting…a blend of mango, pineapple and coconut.


Tupelo Honey:  A true flavor with just a hint of strawberry.


Vanilla:  Simple and pleasing.


Vanilla Spice:  Creamy vanilla with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Do you like warm cinnamon toast with creamy melted butter? Oh yeah!


Warmest Welcome:  Creamy pineapple dream.


Wedding Wishes:  Two shall become one in this peaceful creamy blend.


Wednesday’s Journey:  Blueberry and maple - A dream shared with a faithful friend!


Wild Blackberry-Sage:  Fresh picked wild blackberries with a sprinkle of sage.  

Make your reservations today!

Reservations are required for our tea meals and are taken by telephone only. You are invited to experience the serenity we have prepared for you! Call now to reserve a table for your next tea party!

(573) 378-2740

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Hours of Operation

OPEN: By reservation only. Typically Tea Room reservations are taken between the hours of 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.