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About The Tailored Tea

Tea Shop In Albany

The Farmhouse

The Ebenezer Hills, Jr. Farmhouse, in which The Tailored Tea resides, only lends to the ambiance and charm in this quaint tea house café near Albany NY. Hills, a twice-enlisted Continental soldier during the Revolutionary War, built the farmhouse in 1785.

The house served as the home of Hills’ family where they settled in to reap the benefits of the potent farmland in Watervliet after they’d migrated from Connecticut. By the onset of the 1800s, Hills became the Supervisor of the Town of Watervliet and his home, the Town Hall. In the 1820s, Hills’ son turned the farmhouse into a tavern, inn and post office which subsequently became the site of a scandal and mystery that enthralled the town residents.

Purchased by the Albany County Airport in 1982, the farmhouse spent many years unoccupied and uncared for. Saved from demolition by the National Register of Historic Places, the farmhouse was deemed historic. The airport hired a historic preservation consultant and received a grant to restore the farmhouse to its original condition. Presently located 600 feet from its original location, the farmhouse now hosts the best tea house café near Albany NY.

Tea Shop In Albany

The Tailored Tea

The Tailored Tea, also an upscale catering service, has catered for notable engagements hosted by businesses and organizations, as well as hosted a number of special Capital District events. Located near the Albany International Airport, this tea house café will serve brunch, lunch and afternoon tea to travelers and locals alike. The delectable selections available to guests hail from a well-researched list of carefully chosen items.

Curious? Check out our menu! In addition to the café and catering services, The Tailored Tea will serve as the premiere venue for Capital District events. It’s perfect for bridal or baby showers, business meetings or networking, birthday parties and children’s tea parties. If you are interested in how we can host your Capital District events, you can make a reservation today!

The Tailored Tea has made every effort to reflect its intent to honor the past while providing comfort and modern conveniences. Stop by, enjoy tea and a scone, and revel in the joining of a brilliant, historic past with the delightful wholesomeness of The Tailored Tea.