A Visit to the Miller-Cory House Museum

Hello fellow tea sippers!   This past Sunday, I went over to the Miller Cory House Museum in Westfield, New Jersey for a seminar on tea.   While sadly, I was not allowed to take photographs inside the house, I did get some nice ones outside.   We also will hopefully have a guest blogger sometime in the future!



A very simple sign.   Admittedly, I drove right past and had to do a few U-turns before I actually found the house!   The houses in Westfield sometimes have that luxurious, antiquated feel to them and this was no exception.

Gorgeous Day!

Gorgeous Day!

The house, built in 1740, was built by Samuel Miller after getting married.   It was bequeathed through the family until it was sold in 1784 to Joseph Cory by Samuel’s son, Jesse Miller, for 579 pounds.   Since then, it has changed hands until the Westfield Historical Society obtained the deed in 1972.

A View of the Cory-Miller House Museum

A View of the Cory-Miller House Museum

Sadly, I was not able to take photos of the actual tea event.   However, the presenter brought in some amazing pu’erh tea, which were in bricks!   I had always read about tea in bricks but never saw it until that day.

The tea was brewing for a few hours and had a rich color, almost the shade of coffee.   It had a delightful earthy taste with a sweet undertone to it.   As the speaker said, as with wine, it simply gets better with age.

Did anyone else go to this event?   Share your thoughts, comments, photos, etc!

Tea Event Alert For Those In The Union County, New Jersey Area!

Hello fellow tea lovers!   First, I would like to extend a gracious welcome to my new viewing audience – the readers of the Union County, New Jersey Patch.   From now on, blogs that are posted on WordPress will also be found on The Patch.   Feel free to peruse both sites and, if you have any problems, questions, concerns, comments or requests, feel free to shoot me an e-mail at cafelegi@aol.com and I will be happy to help out.

And now, for anyone in the Union County, New Jersey area, I have a special treat for you.   On Sunday, March 25th, the Miller-Cory House Museum in Westfield, New Jersey will be hosting an event called “A Spot of Tea.”   It’s running from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and will feature the history of tea as shared by a local tea expert, a display of different tea varieties, a tour of the house and a demonstration of 18th century hearth cooking with authentic ingredients and instruments.   I know that I will be there!

The Miller-Cory House Museum, Nationally Recognized as a "Living Museum"

The Miller-Cory House Museum, Nationally Recognized as a “Living Museum”

The Miller-Cory House Museum also has a rich history, if you’re interested as well!   The house was built in 1740 in the West Fields of Elizabeth, New Jersey at the crossroads of colonial America on Old York Road, the main road between New York from Philadelphia.   Now, volunteers come in traditional garb to tell you about time in the 18th century and history of the house.

The Miller-Cory House Museum is located at 614 Mountain Avenue in Westfield, New Jersey.   Price of admission is $3 for adults, $1 for students and free for children under four, so make sure you have some sheckles ready.   You can call them with any questions at (908) 232-1776.

If you attend this event, make sure that you comment here as well and give your feedback so we can brag about how amazing it was to our other readers 🙂

Thanks for reading and, until next time, happy sipping!