My Cup of Tea

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about a true hidden gem, the Sugarplums and Teas.

Are you someone that enjoys trying new places, taking some time to dress up and enjoy a day out or are looking for your new favorite local spot? Look no further than Sugarplums and Teas located at 403 Bank Barn Lane in Lancaster. Opened Tuesdays through Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm this quaint spot is perfect to relax or celebrate a special occasion with your loved ones. 

This tea room has more than 100 different varieties of tea from places across the globe. With so many options it may be hard to choose just one to enjoy on your outing out but do not worry they offer an online store where you can purchase their loose tea leaves to try a whole variety…or this just means another day to Sugarplum and Teas! If tea is not your cup of tea do not worry the tea room also offers specialty drinks and coffee to enjoy during your visit! 

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While sipping on some tea you will most definitely want to order some sweets or a meal to enjoy at your cheerful table. The Sugarplums and Teas offer a variety of sandwiches, and other fun meals to enjoy like quiche, wraps and salads. Or sweet treats like brownies, scones and other mouthwatering baked goods and pastries. If you are going with friends or a group I suggest doing their Courtyard Tea or high tea. You can pick from three-tiered which is a soup or salad, for savorie pieces, three sweet treats and a pot of tea or the garden tea which is one savory, a small salad, small fruit cup, scone and tea or they have the trio of savories where you can pick three savory items a small salad and a pot of tea. With the variety of options it gives you the perfect pick depending on your party’s size. 

A few of my favorites to consider if you are not sure what to try are the quince of the day, their turkey & brie, veggie panini or hawaiian chicken salad. Have you tried something I did not mention? Let me know what it is. I will be sure to check it out next time I go back to the tea room at Sugarplums and Teas! 

Did you know many locals enjoy a sweet, thick pie that is made from sugar and molasses, otherwise known as Shoofly Pie? Here at Wolf and Webb Realtors we not only help you sell or buy a home but work to bring you a personalized experience where you too can come to love our wonderful County! Check out our YouTube page to see some of the wonderful luxury homes we have helped families find.

Have you fallen in love with Sugarplums and Teas yet? Take it home with you for a day of delicious treats! Sugarplums and teas offers a large catering menu where you can pick it up or get it delivered for your convenience. From cold to hot Hors D’oeuvres to main courses and desserts this is the perfect menu to use for a celebration like a bridal shower, birthday or retirement luncheon. 

Whatever the occasion may be Sugarplums and Teas is a great spot to consider for your next at home gathering.

As you consider your plans to try this wonderful hidden gem I suggest you make a reservation to ensure your enjoyable experience at the tea house. Sugarplums and Teas tea room is a wonderful experience that the whole family can enjoy. The space is quaint decorated with such beautiful charm you will fall in love! Their staff creates a very enjoyable experience full of smiles, kindness and help. Your time spent at Sugarplums and Teas will brighten any day of the week…talk about friendly neighbors. It is a great spot to meet up with friends for a light lunch, enjoy celebrating a loved one’s birthday or take time for yourself for a quiet afternoon of delights! I cannot wait to hear what you think of Sugarplums and Teas tea room, I hope your experience is as wonderful as mine! 

Not from the Lancaster area? Do not worry this hidden gem is perfect for an afternoon drive destination, or a spot to enjoy when you come to visit family and friends. Who knows it may be a reason why you continue to fall in love with Lancaster County! If that is true I am here to help as you look to make that next step in buying your forever home in our wonderful community! 

Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy a day of tea and treats with your loved ones right down the road. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Booking Up Your Weekend

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about the books.

With the cold weather we have coming in what better way to spend your day than enjoying a new book or film? Taking time to unwind and read a book is a great way to break up all the screen time we have been having from doing work and school from home, dive into a new story or place, learn something new and just relax. Instead of going out to buy a new book, ordering one online or through your kindle head over to Lancaster Public Library and rent out a book! 

Using the library is a great way to be sustainable, not hold on to too many books, and also support our local community. Plus Lancaster Public Library has so much to offer! The library has two branches one in Lancaster City and the other in Mountville.  Each is open daily except for Sundays. The Lancaster location is at 125 North Duke Street, and Mountville is at 120 College Avenue. The library dates back to 1759 when it first opened, formed by 54 members and over time grew to the wonderful buildings and spaces we love, talk about another long history in our hometown that we have continued to use as a resource and will continue for years to come. Their mission holds true in the work that all the staff do each day to provide our community the access and resources for great books, “By providing equitable access to vital educational resources, exceptional programming, and community building opportunities, the Lancaster Public Library is recognized as a dynamic center of knowledge and a cornerstone of a thriving Lancaster community”. There are so many dedicated staff members within both locations be sure to thank them next time you head in to pick up a new read. 

So what does the library provide? Well it provides a lot more than books there are:

  • Passport services 
  • Meeting rooms
  • Public computers and free wifi
  • Proctoring
  • Movies
  • Interlibrary loans
  • Music
  • Programming and events
  • Job resources

And so many more special events, programs and initiatives. I would like to highlight 3 of their remarkable services. The first is their Grab Bags initiatives, this is a great way the library adapted during Covid-19, what you do is fill out their online form giving your library card number and your taste in books then one of the staff members browses the library to get new authors or books for you to enjoy! With the pandemic you have the ability to pick how you would like to pick up your grab bag from what location and using what services, because the library has lobby hours for fast pick up as well as curbside pick ups. 

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The library also has an Autism Resource Center that is 11 years old. This center provides great resources like literature, games and a learning space for social skills, behavioral therapy, conflict resolution, community awareness and interactions. The space is full of sensory items to meet the needs of all their patrons. This space is truly remarkable and a wonderful resource for all community members that may need it. 

The Duke Street Business Center is the third resource I would like to share with you all. This is a space for nonprofits, entrepreneurs, business individuals or anyone that would like to learn more. It is a space where the staff member is experienced in conducting business, and nonprofit research. The librarian is able to help you learn how to use different softwares and databases to meet your business needs and learn more. The business librarian is available by appointment only so you can really tailor your meeting to what needs you might have. The Duke Street Business Center also has computers and seating spaces that are for the use of business and nonprofit users only. It is wonderful for individuals to have their own space that they can go to for tailored help and equipment.

While the Center has individualized support so does the rest of the library, the employees are all incredible, hardworking and knowledgeable individuals that really make your experience a great one. 

Every week the library puts on multiple events at both locations. This is a great way to meet others within our community, enjoy learning about something new, join a book club or play games. What is wonderful about the events is that you pre sign up to the events that are in person so that way they can maintain capacity and ensure safety. They are also hosting virtual events for you to attend from the comfort of your own home! Events are a variety of topics, types of programs and also for a variety of age ranges, some are for teens, children or all ages. Be sure to check out their events calendar for this month, who knows you may want to get into a new book genre and joining a book club is a great way to start the discussion and find new authors to check out! 

With just a few more weeks until spring, spending so much time at home does not need to be boring, stressful or a time where you are at a loss for what to do. Especially with the Lancaster Public Library not far away. Get yourself a library card to enjoy great books, movies, online platforms and when we can have a great space to sit for an afternoon and have time for yourself. On your way home with a new book grab a cup of coffee from one of the many local shops and dive into a new story or learn something new with the help of the Lancaster Public Library. It is a great way to spend your time! If you find any good reads be sure to share, always up for a new book recommendation! 

Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know in Pennsylvania a fan favorite is ham loaf- made from ham, ground pork, brown sugar, and seasoning? Have a great week! 

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can not only be a member of a great public library but also get there with a quick walk or drive through the beautiful countryside or incredible city streets. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com