High Tea

Table set for high tea

Reservations required- please call 412-661-0631 or e-mail us

Served in the heart of the Inn or outside on our beautiful deck, our high tea has become a local favorite and a beloved attraction for visitors since the Inn opened.

Our high tea service is styled after the traditional teas of the British isles, as well as more contemporary repasts from tea rooms across America and Europe. It includes a chef’s choice of three sandwiches, two scones, and three pastries per person, served on the traditional 3-tiered stand.

Our chefs emphasize freshness, seasonality and variety in crafting our menus, while maintaining comforting favorites that keep visitors coming back.

We feature ingredients from Pittsburgh’s most famous bakeries, butcher shops, and ethnic shops. While the menu is seasonal and changes weekly, guests will find such mainstays as vanilla crème scones, roasted chicken salad on homemade gougères, petite quiches, decadent cheesecakes, lemon madeleines, and French macaroons.

We encourage you to relax with friends and family, or alone for some solitude. You will find an extensive selection of classic and seasonal teas and tisanes from around the globe.

Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are possible (subject to availability).

High tea being poured


Wednesday-Sunday: 12pm-4pm


$35 per person (add $5.50 for hot chocolate)
$16 for children 12 and younger

Overnight Guests

We invite our overnight guests to join us for High Tea as a wonderful respite any day of the week. $30 per guest in our lovely Fernwood Dining Room, or enjoy en suite for an additional $20. Reservation required by 9am that day.

Children’s Tea

Our Children’s Tea includes either tea or hot chocolate, a choice of a peanut butter or grilled cheese sandwich, a scone, three homemade cookies, and a fruit garnish.

Group Reservations

Groups of 10-14 (excluding events) require a credit card to make the reservation. We request a final headcount the week of, and any reduction or cancellation within 48 hours of the reservation time will be subjected to a 30% fee per person not in attendance.

Autumn Tea Menu

Selections vary daily. Here are some typical Autumn items:

Tea sandwiches served outside
  • Lemon Parsley Chicken Salad on Cheese Gougères
  • Cucumber on White With Whipped Chévre Cheese
  • Pimento Cheese with Roasted Pumpkin, Tomatoes, and Pesto on Whole Grain
  • Open Face Tuna Salad Melts with Cheddar and Gruyere Cheese
  • Crostini with a Roasted Garlic Pumpkin Hummus, and Walnut Pesto
  • Cranberry Pecan Chévre on Toasted Rounds with Watercress
  • Smoked Trout Paté with Mustard and Cornichons on Rye

(Scones  are served with jam and creme fraiche)

  • Vanilla Cream 
  • Orange Cranberry
  • Walnut Fig
  • Scottish Oat
  • Ginger Pear
  • Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with Sugared Pepita Seeds
  • Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Butterscotch Frosting
  • Tartlets with Orange Curd and Cranberry Compote
  • Petite Pumpkin Rolls
  • Apple Cider Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Petite Pecan Pie

Loose Leaf and Sachet Teas

We feature a large selection of teas from Harney and Sons, Stash Tea Company, and local tea blenders. These are also available for purchase in our tea shop.

Black Teas
Black teas are processed by withering, rolling, or cutting, fermenting and finally firing camellia sinensis leaves. Flavors will vary depending on region of production and season of harvest. Scented teas include added ingredients. Unless decaffeinated, black teas will have the highest caffeine content of all teas.

English Breakfast – A full bodied tea, often taken with milk and sugar

Decaffeinated English Breakfast

Darjeeling – Thin bodied Indian tea, characterized by a floral and musky flavor

Earl Grey – A blend of Chinese and Indian black teas, infused with oil of bergamot

Decaffeinated Earl Grey

Black Currant – Chinese black tea with rich and fruity flavor of currant

Vanilla Creme – Premium blend of black teas with vanilla bean and nut creme

Hot Cinnamon Spice – Naturally sweet and spicy blend of black teas with three types of cinnamon, orange peel, and sweet cloves

Chocolate Mint – Black tea blend with peppermint leaves and a hint of chocolate

Ginger Peach – Black tea blend with dried peach and a hint of ginger

Camellia sinensis leaves are purposely bruised but never but in the production of Oolong. With a shorter fermentation period than black teas, Oolong teas will have less caffeine and are finished by drying of pan frying rather than firing. taken without sweeteners or milk.

Pomegranate Oolong – Ti Kwan Yin Chinese Oolong with delicate earthy flavor infused with tangy pomegranate

Formosa Oolong – Taiwanese origin. Longer fermentation than a China Oolong, characterized by a darker color, medium body and a toasty flavor

Green Teas
Freshly picked camellia sinesis leaves are dried and soon heated by roasting or steaming to halt fermentation. Low caffeine content. As with black and oolong teas, different methods of harvesting and processing yield varying flavors. Taken without milk.

Premium Green Tea – Tea leaves steam processed in a traditional Japanese style. Herbaceous, slightly sweet and nutty flavor.

Tropical Green – Blend of green teas with added flavor or tropical fruits. Heavy notes of pineapple

White Teas
New buds of camellia sinesis are plucked before opening, then withered in the sun and dried. Rare and delicate. No astringency and low in caffeine. Taken without milk.

Mutan White – Straw colored liquor with light herbaceous flavor

White Vanilla Grapefruit – Complex blend of white teas with smooth vanilla and fresh citrus.

Herbal and Fruit Tisanes
Tisanes are herbal infusions that do not contain camellia sinesis. They are served hot and may have a medicinal effect.

Verveine – Beautiful leaves of verbena yield a full bodied brew with lemony flavor.

Peppermint – Refreshing and pure

Chamomile – Egyptian flowers with relaxing effect

Raspberry – Natural raspberry with hibiscus, rosehips and a hint of mint

Mango Passionfruit – Rosehips, orange peel, hibiscus, lemongrass, and rich fruity flavors

Lemon Ginger – Smooth lemon with a hint of ginger

The Best Hot Chocolate in Pittsburgh!

Can be added to High tea, or available separately

Cookies and hot cocoa

This velvety elixir of rich hot chocolate is made with Callebaut, Belgian’s finest chocolate, and steamed milk.

Your hot chocolate arrives in a traditional French hot chocolate pot. After it’s served tableside, the hot chocolate is poured into a mug topped with a dark chocolate lattice and homemade marshmallows with sweet whipped cream nestled alongside. As the hot chocolate is poured, the chocolate lattice melts into the cup and the marshmallow makes the already-dreamy drink a creamy masterpiece. Perfect for adults and children!

Add hot chocolate to your tea service for only $5.50

For dedicated hot chocolate fans, a separate Cookies and Cocoa service is also available.


Reopening Safely after COVID-19


Taking care of our Inn on Negley Family and guests is our number one priority.

When you arrive, you will notice a few changes. We’ve invested in many ways to ensure a comfortable and very safe experience for you and our team. Please read our guest well-being statement to learn more about our efforts and what to expect.

For room bookings, please book online or call 412.661.0631

Reservations required: 

Please call +412.661.0631 or e-mail us