Souderton Business Owner Honors British Heritage by Serving Up Tea at Tilly Mint’s Tea Room


Although Trish Stubbs was born in America, she has deep familial roots connecting her to England, reports Tamala Edwards for 6abc.

“I’m the first American in my family. My entire family is from Liverpool,” Stubbs said. “There was always tea on at our house.”

It was Stubbs’ British roots that led her to open Tilly Mint’s Tea Room in 2007 in Souderton.

According to Stubbs, the name of the tea room is a tribute to her late parents, who took her on many fun, wonderful trips to England.

“Tilly Mint is a term of endearment in Liverpool for little girls,” Stubbs explained. “My mom just always naturally called me Tilly Mint when I was a kid.”

Here at Tilly Mint’s, you can order from over fifty different teas that are on the menu, including green teas, white teas, oolongs, and more traditional black teas. According to Stubbs, the most popular tea in the French caramel crème brulée.

In addition to the tea, orders come with a three-tiered tray that includes tea sandwiches, scones, and dessert.

“I make everything that comes out into the dining room,” said Stubbs. “I love the creativity part of it.”

Over at the St. James Gift Shop, named for Stubbs’ husband, customers can buy loose teas, tea sacks, and choose from an assortment of China available for purchase.

“I’m so proud of my British heritage. I want you to feel special when you come here,” said Stubbs. She hopes that when people come to her tea room they can relax, enjoy their cup of tea and enjoy the company of others.

Visit Tilly Mint’s Tea Room’s website or read more about Trish Stubbs at 6abc.