Our Story


Tea At The White House is owned and operated by Connor Skingley and his partner, Andrew May. At Tea At The White House, you will discover many traditional English elements combined with a modern twist that is present in the Tea Room and on our Afternoon Tea Menu. So join us and allow our trained staff to lead your exploration into the world of tea. Connor, is our resident Tea Sommelier  He loves to drink tea, talk tea and share his extensive knowledge of all things 'tea'.

Our entire staff enjoys chatting with our customers and encouraging them to relax, unwind and indulge.

Tea At The White House opened on September 1, 1999 in Waterdown, Ontario. Twenty-two years later, Connor and Andrew are continuing the tradition of the Tea At The White House Afternoon Tea service and offering over 200 varieties of loose leaf tea. 

"A Tea Shop for The Tea Lover, A Tea Room for the Tea Drinker"