Traditional Afternoon Tea with a "Botanical Twist" is the eloquent and distinctive ambiance of Tea at the Vintage Homesteader. The pervading atmosphere is a sustainable farm with vintage charm.  Here Tea takers are welcomed into the "CommuniTEA- Room" which sets a scene that is consciously refined, lighthearted, and elegant.

The tempo is calm, poised,  and relaxed.  The menu is written with poetic sensibility to preserve the SLOW Tea Ceremony too valuable to lose.  The aristocrat of the table is the cool and gracious cucumber sandwich.  Scones, tarts, pastries, delicate cakes, and tea sandwiches  adorn the all essential accoutrement --- the tiered serving stand (center- pièce de résistance). 

  • Certified Yoga Instructor

  • Yoga Alliance Registered

  •  Yoga Workshops

  • Sacred Monarch Labyrinth

  • Lavender & Edible Flowers
  • Wild Edibles & Culinary Herbs
  • Heirloom Vegetables
  • Botanical Sanctuary
  • Certified Naturally Grown Farm
  • Slow Food USA Chef Alliance
  • Certified American Tree Farm
  • Wellness Interpreter- Certified

BeauTEAful CommuniTEA Room


Afternoon Tea: Tea sandwiches, scones, tarts, cakes.   High Tea: Salad, quiche, Tarts, Cake

Afternoon TEA with a Botanical Twist.

Afternoon tea begins with four botanically inspired sandwiches in recognition of its brainchild and namesake --The Fourth Earl of Sandwich. Followed are scones that are as warm and authentic as this countryside farm nestled within a tranquil landscape, near St. James, MO; Forest City of the Ozarks.  The hour-long, earthly, Tea ritual brings people together with ease and pause for a worthy cause --   "Teas for Trees".  With each Tea served, we plant a tree, and the forest is preserved.   

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