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Sara Hertwig
Tyler Treat looks up as plates of food get delivered during their afternoon tea at the Dusty Rose Tea Room.
Just their cup of tea

“If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”

— Abraham Lincoln

 

It was teatime for the pint-sized versions of George Washington, Paul Revere and other founding fathers as they sat around tables eyeing cucumber sandwiches and small pastries.

First-grade teacher Ann Stump and her elaborately dressed Georgetown Community School class made a field trip to the Dusty Rose Tea Room on Thursday to learn about one of the customs of colonial America: teatime.