Winter 2022


Our spring newsletter will be sent in May 2022.

Upcoming teas

Tuesday, April 12, 11:30 a.m.

Infusion Restaurant

Lancaster County

Career & Technology Center

432 Old Market Street

Mount Joy, PA 17552


This is our first event of 2022 - the club's18th year. A committee met in East Berlin, Pa., in February of 2005 and planned the first tea event in March at The Victorian Parlor in Spring Grove, Pa. Join us for tea as we continue with club events.

Infusions is the student-run restaurant at the Mount Joy campus for the Lancaster County Career and Technology Center. Tea is served every Tuesday during the school term. We have been to this site several times, and the students do a marvelous job preparing and serving the tea. 

Cost: $20, member; $25, guests

Reservation deadline: March 21

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Wednesday, April 27, 12:30

Hickory Bridge Farm

96 Hickory Bridge Road

Orrtanna, PA 17353


This tea will be in an old restored barn which is the Hickory Bridge Restaurant. Your first stop is at an antique sleigh for appetizers and then tea in the dining room. Orrtanna is southwest of Gettysburg in orchard country with the Knouse Food plant nearby. The drive through the orchards should be beautiful in the spring.

Cost: $38, members; $43, guests

Reservation deadline: April 20

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Friday, May 20, 1 p.m.

The Greenfield Restaurant

595 Greenfield Rd.

Lancaster, PA 17601


John Moeller, chef/owner of The Greenfield Restaurant, is a Lancaster native and graduated from Johnson and Wales College as a chef and lived and worked in Paris for several years.

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He was the White House chef during the Bush and Clinton presidencies and wrote the book, Dining at the White House, which will be available for purchase at the restaurant, and he will talk about his time in the White House.

Come and enjoy tea made by the former White House chef!

Cost: $35, members; $40, guests

Reservation deadline: May 6

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Saturday, June 4 or

Friday, June 10, 1 p.m.

The Forney House

252 Frederick St.

Hanover, PA 17331


Our first club visit to this Hanover tearoom was in November 2021. Club members praised the food and the warm ambience. Come back and enjoy tea in the summer. Choose either a Saturday or Friday date.

Cost: $37, members; $42, guests

Reservation deadline: May 28 


In Memoriam

We would like to acknowledge the passing of the following Royal-tea Club members.

  • Judy Beleck died in August 2021.
  • Lois Mintun died in October 2021.
  • Judy Elicker died in November 2021.

We send our sympathies to their families and friends. They will be missed.


Annual Club Luncheon

The Tea Club will hold its Annual Luncheon, Saturday, July 16 at New Fairview Church of the Brethren, York ,Pa., beginning at noon, with a catered lunch and program.

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Club Policies


Membership dues for new members and for membership renewals are payable Jan. 1 of each year.

  • Dues: $15/year, which includes either an electronic or mailed copy of the newsletter. Download the renewal form here.
  • New Members: Additional $10/one-time new member fee. (The charge allows the Club to purchase a magnetic name tag for individuals to wear at Club events.) Download the form here.
  • Magnetic Name Tag: $10/name tag.
  • Late Fee: $5 will be added to any renewal received after Dec. 31, 2021 for 2022 Membership Renewals.

All dues, late fees, new member, and renewal applications should be sent to:

Betsy Green

365 English Ivy Drive

Lititz, PA 17543

Please note: Betsy also can be reached at (410) 259-1853 for any questions regarding your dues or membership.


  • Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Emailed reservation requests must be confirmed by the Club before they are considered accepted.
  • Due to the ongoing pandemic, please indicate members of your party when making reservations so we can assign seats appropriately to help keep everyone safe.
  • Do not send payment until your reservation is confirmed.
  • After a reservation has been made and confirmed, payment must be received by the Club within 10 days. If it is not received within that time frame, the reservation may be canceled.
  • Club events are closed 10 days before the event takes place or the date specified in the newsletter.
  • Due to the ongoing pandemic, please adhere to all current mask guidelines.

Reservations and questions should be sent to Donna Lerew at or 717-741-2684.


Checks made out to the Royal-tea Club and mailed to:

Donna Lerew

110 Reynolds Mill Road

York, PA 17403


If you are unable to attend an event you have reserved, contact Donna Lerew as soon as possible at or 717-741-2684. This will allow her time to contact the next person on the waiting list and you may receive a refund. Please, do not give your seat to another person in order to be fair to those on the waiting list.


Payment for tea reservations is non-refundable, unless cancelled prior to the cutoff date posted in the newsletter or if someone on the waiting list can take the reservation.

Any money from a cancellation will be a credit that can be used for future events. All unused credits will be returned after the last event in December. No refunds or credits of less than $1 will be given.


Guest fee: $5, which is added to the cost of the tea event. If the guest decides to join the Club, the $5 fee will be applied to dues for that calendar year.

Betsy Green, Membership Chair

Heidi Hormel, Newsletter Editor

Elaine Agee, Newsletter

Donna Lerew, Events Coordinator


About the Club

In the heart of Southern Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, The Royal-tea Club has been a cherished tradition for over 15 years. the organization was established by a group of women whose objective was to provide gathering events for other individuals for cultural and intellectual pursuits, while enjoying a nice cup of tea. Women of diverse interests and talents come together to foster friendships, promote the arts, and enjoy various speakers. Variety is the spice of life, so we visit a variety of tea rooms, throughout Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. Our past trips have taken us to tea rooms in England, Scotland, Ireland, Connecticut, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, North Carolina and South Carolina.