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Candlelight Valentine’s Tea Service + Tasting

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join us on the evening of Valentine’s Day for a special Candlelight Tea Service and Tasting. By reservation only, this event will include full Afternoon Tea service, plus a tea tasting flight of seasonal blends by Asheville Tea Company, and live classical guitar music.

Enjoy warm, homemade scones and shortbread cookies with seasonal jam, honey butter and Devonshire cream, plus traditional finger sandwiches and petit-four style desserts. Learn about the local WNC tea including its sourcing, brewing, and beneficial uses.

Tea time is at 6pm, the cost is $27.95 per person. Reservations are required – please call (828) 676-3870 or e-mail We are able to accomodate gluten free, vegan, or dairy free tea service, for a $2 upcharge. Please provide 48 hours notice of any dietary restrictions or allergies, as we do serve a set menu. We do ask a 50% deposit to hold reservations, and will provide more information once reservation is received.


February 14
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen
1854 Brevard Road
Arden, NC 28704 United States
(828) 676-3870


Ivory Road Cafe & Kitchen
Asheville Tea Company