Keep warm in winter, one hot cup of tea at a time
Growing up in Wilton, there used to be nothing of major interest in the town center. Aside from three pizza parlors and four nail salons within a one-mile radius, outings were limited to the old library, the movie theater and Starbucks.
CultureTea's space is a contemporary oasis outfitted with classic details. The arrangement of tufted leather burgundy seating along the wall, the black bistro chairs, and the marble top cafe tables in between feels like a cozy cafe. Even the soft, pale green walls and the white trim in the main space remind me of the elegant simplicity of Laduree's signature packaging.
It's worth noting that the tradition of tea is British, but CultureTea is a far cry from uptight and formal. This is a place where you could sit back and chat for hours over a pot of tea, but out of sheer respect and decency for the establishment and the practice of tea drinking, please refrain from wearing sweatpants.
My mom and I browsed the menu and selected the Harmony Trio Afternoon Tea—it included two pots of tea, an assortment of tea sandwiches, scones and small desserts. I chose an organic white tea, Pai Mu Tan, and my mom chose an organic green tea, Genmaicha. Both of us were very happy with the teas and delectables we had ordered, but we both agreed that the fresh scones deserved a special kudos.
CultureTea is one of the special small businesses Wilton has needed. It's a warm gathering place for friends and family to catch up in town without having to eat a heavy meal. The tea room will be hosting special events in the future, including a tea and cheese pairing tasting, so be sure to stay updated on Facebook and their email list for more information.