You don’t have to like tea to go to The Whistling Kettle, it helps, but the food is also delicious!
The story of The Whistling Kettle started in 2004 when the owners, Kevin & Meahgan Borowsky, quit their New York City jobs and decided to devote their time to tea. They opened their Ballston Spa location first, then Troy, and most recently, they opened up the Schenectady location on Jay Street.
After seeing pictures all over the place, my Mom really wanted to give their afternoon tea a try. When her birthday went by, she had one choice on where she wanted go to – Whistling Kettle.
We each ordered the afternoon tea that’s served all day. It’s a three-tiered meal with a ton of options ($16): Includes Any Sandwich, Quiche, Premium Salad Or Quiche + Cup Of Soup Or House Salad + Scone With Cream And Preserves Or Tea Bread. Upgrade To Savory Crepe/Cake For $4. Beverages Ala Cart.
I got the eggplant panini on top, the Roasted Red Pepper & Gouda soup on the second, and the last tier was a lemon curd sweet crepe. My mother ordered the Farmer’s crepe, the scone of the day, and a lobster bisque. The eggplant sandwich is a favorite of mine there but if you mention to anyone that Roasted Red Pepper soup, they will melt at your feet. It is so delicious, it can’t be put into words. Order it.
On top of that, there is a huge tea menu with every kind of tea you can imagine but don’t worry coffee fans, they have drinks for you too.