The DragonFly Tea Room in Canal Fulton offers both along with tea bread, sandwiches, wraps and salads. The tea room held an open house and ribbon cutting on Nov. 15th.   The new business is a dream come true for owner Tiffany Craney.

As the cold weather approaches, one of the best ways to warm up is with a good cup of tea and a fresh-baked scone. The DragonFly Tea Room in Canal Fulton offers both along with tea bread, sandwiches, wraps and salads.
The tea room held an open house and ribbon cutting on Nov. 15th.
The new business is a dream come true for owner Tiffany Craney.
"This is my first business venture," she said.

"I always wanted to open a business with a tea room theme. My sister and I visited all of the tea rooms in Ohio for research before opening," she said.
Craney has received lots of attention in a short time. The tea room was featured on "Good Day Cleveland" and is being recognized as an upcoming business in 2011 by SCORE (a nonprofit association that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses in Northeast Ohio).

People have been coming from all over Ohio and as far away as Philadelphia. The tea room has been host to a number of visits from the Red Hat Society groups from around the state.

The DragonFly offers a Victorian Tea and a Garden Tea served on two-tier trays with homemade sandwiches and desserts. Everyone gets their own pot of tea with fresh baked scones along with another one of their specialties, Devonshire cream. Customers can select from over 30 loose -leaf teas and all baked goods are made fresh in their kitchen.

The most popular tea has been the Grandma's Garden tea, which has less caffeine than most and is sweet enough not to need any sweetener added. For the holidays, there is a Candy Cane tea and for birthdays, a birthday tea.
"Our birthday tea has sprinkles in it and it smells just like a birthday cake," Craney said.

The tea room is located on Canal Street in Canal Fulton inside one of the oldest homes in the area. The house was originally owned by the Blank family.

"Some of the Blank children, who are in their 80s now, come to eat and have tea with us. They love to share stories about living here," Craney said.
At the ribbon cutting, Jackson-Belden Chamber of Commerce President Steven Meeks said he was impressed by Craney's preparation. "I'm so impressed by Tiffany and by the quality of the food, the way she created her business plan and all of the recognition she has received."

What: The DragonFly Tea Room
Where: 116 S. Canal Street, Canal Fulton, 330-854-4832
When: Tuesdays through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Web site: www.dragonflytearoom.com