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Special Event Closures

Hello valued customers. Please note the following closures as we hold special events: 

Sunday, July 10
Sunday, August 7
Sunday, August 21

Mademoiselle Clifford's on CTV

Here is the link to our CTV Montreal feature on Mademoiselle Clifford's Tea Room and Brigadoon B & B. Both located in Hudson Quebec.

Hudson and activities and events

Mademoiselle Clifford's Tea Room & Floral Emporium is here every Saturday.  So plan to come see us for a great lunch or afternoon tea. In the summer after Finnegan's Market which takes place between 8:00 - 4:00 pm from May to October 2015.  Call to make a reservation to make sure that you have a place for 2 or 30.

Here are other events taking place in Hudson and at the Tea Room:

St. Valentines's Day:  Saturday February 14th 2015   Fresh Flowers & new order of teas arriving...then there's always our great scones, soup and High Tea..   Great time to make reservations and celebrate one of the greatest traditions...as true High Tea....

Family Day:   Monday February 16th 2015   (Our friends from Ontario might be visiting us in Hudson).  We're open Saturday & Sunday closed Monday.

St Jean Baptiste:  Tuesday June 24th  (Closed)

St Patrick's Day:   Do I really have to put the date???  Everyones Irish on March 17th - it's a Tuesday (Traditionally we serve Guinness Stew).

Good Friday:          Friday April 3rd 2015

Easter Sunday:      Sunday April 5th 2015

Mother's Day:       Write this one down:  Don't miss this day:  Sunday May 10th 

Victoria Day:         Monday May 18th

Memorial Day:      Monday May 25th 

FLAG DAY:            Sunday June 14th

Father's Day:       Sunday June 14th  (again another day not to forget)

St Jean Baptiste:  Weds June 24th (we are closed, we have to be it is a Stat Day in Quebec)

Canada Day:      Weds July 1 2015 @ Thompson Park   (3:00  to 11:00 pm)  This was cancelled last year due to high winds..this year let's celebrate.

Hudson Car Show:  Look for it....  (takes place close to our shop...iced tea being served)  10:00 - 4:00 pm

Hudson Music Festival: August    (Locations throughout Hudson)

Hudson Street Fair:   Saturday August 2nd    10 - 6 pm   (The town of festivals)

Terry Fox Run start at the Community Centre:  September

Thanksgiving Day:    Monday October 12th 2015 

Halloween:               Saturday October 31st

Remembrance Day:     Weds November 11th 2015    -  Parade in Hudson (usually on the Sunday before).

Christmas Day:                Friday December 25th 2015

New Year's Day:              Friday, January 1 2016


Mademoiselle Clifford's Cavagnol 1698 Blended for this Region

Marquis de Vaudreuil de Cavagnol 1698 Special Anniversary Tea Blend :

We carry this tea exclusively in the store.   Wonderful rich flavours!

Mademoiselle Clifford's started a contest through her e newsletter last October to name a new tea blend for the area that we live in.  Joanne Smith, a frequent tea drinking customer,  submitted a "name that tea entry ballot"  and she is the winner of a wonderful basket of tea and tea pot.  Congratulations and thank you for your help Joanne!

We are really excited about this and felt that we are buying tea from all over the world but we had nothing specific for this region that we live in.  So we put our tea criteria together to make a tea blend that will be appealing to all tea drinkers.  This fine tea that was specially blended is also part of the 4th Anniversary celebrations at Mademoiselle Cliffords.  

The Tea's ingredients starting with 100% Certified Organic is a rich maple black tea with some green tea and blue cornflowers.  We took the strong Black Assam Tea, (Scottish owner), Maple (for Canada), Blue Cornflowers (for Quebec) and Green Tea (for the Irish, which we all claim to be at least once a year, as well as the health benefits of green tea).  That is a unique and beautiful tasting tea and we invite you to order a pot the next time you are in.    

We would like to also thank Brendon Waye (The Tea Guy) for his guidance and help in blending this great tea!  He is certified Tea Sommelier Instructor and known tea blender based in Vancouver BC.  We took something global that has been grown organically, that we have brought to you to enjoy and share locally.  Exciting news for us all.  

Who was the Marquis de Vaudreuil de Cavagnol.   He was the first Canadian-born French colonial governor in North America. He was governor of French Louisiana (1743–1753) and in 1755 became the last Governor-General of New France.  His family lived and worked and were entrenched in this geographic area of Quebec that covered Vaudreuil, Dorion, Como, Hudson, Dragon and Rigaud.  

GREENWOOD TEA:  We were asked last year to blend a tea for the Greenwood Museum in Hudson/Como Quebec.   If you haven't had the chance to visit Greenwood Museum please do.  It is open only in the summer and fall.  In the meantime, you can taste this specially blended tea that reflects the uniqueness of this area and its rich history.   More on this.....Ask for The Greenwood Tea....

Mlle Clifford featured in 'Your Local Journal'

We are featured in the award winning, english language community newspaper delivered by Canada Post to St-Lazare, Hudson and Vaudreuil-Dorion: Your Local Journal. Click here to read the article.

Hours of Operation

High TeaScottish High Tea - Treats....with homemade scones and Devon Double Cream!

 

We have added some delicious Scottish favorites to our menu.
  •  Haggis sausage rolls (Robbie Burns January 25th but why not right now) served with either mushy peas or Heinz baked beans,
  •  Scottish steak pie with mash potatoes and mushy peas, Scotch pie with Heinz baked beans.  
  •  Our soup of the week from:  For example Leek & Blue Cheese - Amazing We make some wonderful soups and alternate throughout the week. 
  •  Traditional Ploughman's Lunch
  •  High Tea Sandwiches, pastries and a variety of teas to taste. 
  •  Sandwiches & Sandwich Specials 

Served from:  10:00 am through to 5:00 everyday except Sunday 12:00 through 4:00 pm and Monday we are closed.   Call us at 450 202 7673

 
If you want to order scones for your own home tea party and take out...call us 24 hours in advance so we can make them up for you. 
 
Hours of Operation: 

Monday/Lundi:  Closed/Ferme

Tuesday/Mardi:  10:00 - 17:00

Weds/Mercredi:  10:00 - 17:00

Thurs/Jeudi:       10:00 - 17:00

Friday/Vendredi: 10:00 - 17:00

Sat/Samedi:       10:00 - 17:00

Sun/Dimanche:   12:00 - 16:00

If you have a special order of flowers call us at 450 -202 - 7673 (ROSE). flowers

We're Featured in Canadian Living Magazine & Canadian Florist Magazine Jan 2015

Our Tea Room and Flower Shop has been featured in the May 2013 Canadian Living magazine. The article titled "Canada's Best Afternoon Tea" celebrates their readers favourite places to have afternoon tea. We are honoured that our visitors have recommended us!

Our most recent national magazine was Canadian Florist Magazine January 2015.   We continue to be of interest because of what we have been able to do here at Mademoiselle Clifford's by blending the tea and floral world and both being one of the top rated tea rooms in Canada to offering beautiful fresh flowers to the local community of Hudson, Rigaud and St Lazare.  http://www.canadianfloristmag.com/component/option,com_annexeditor/Itemid,94/      

                            

 Title of Article:      Experience Wanted (January 2015 Issue/Features)

 

by:  Michelle Brisebois

The perfect match One florist, born in Scotland, trained in Germany and operating in Quebec, has done just that. Picture a flower shop with one wall lined with ribbons and blooms adjacent to another wall covered with porcelain tea cups (with flowers on them, of course) and you’ve imagined Mademoiselle Clifford’s Floral Emporium and English Tea Room in Hudson, Que. When asked whether she considers her business to be primarily a flower shop or a tea room, proprietor Linda Clifford says, “I introduce myself as a Scottish florist who loves tea.” For Clifford, flowers and tea have a lot in common as they are both there to enhance and mark big and small moments on our life’s journey. “Whenever something happens in Britain, a life event or something profound, we put the kettle on for tea,” says Clifford. It’s much the same for flowers: they are also companions to help us mark key moments along the way. 
 
Clifford opened her store five years ago as a florist and then, after six months, added the tea room. Her teas are premium and her scones are incredibly popular. People see her store as a place to congregate. One young woman who regularly came in to sit, sip and knit, met her husband there. You can bet who did the wedding flowers, and the baby shower was hosted there too! 

 Clifford has brought her arranging area out into the open so customers can watch her create an arrangement while they enjoy their soothing cup of tea. The act of giving customers a chance to decompress and soak in the atmosphere has definitely had a positive impact on floral sales. Customers will often finish their tea and pick up some flowers to take with them.  When Clifford asks them if they need a gift card, they’ll often reply, “No, that’s ok, thanks. They’re just for me.” By savouring a cup of tea in her shop, customers are reminded of the importance of being good to oneself, taking time to enjoy a sensory experience. The flowers are a way to take a piece of the shop’s ambience with them when they leave.
And, of course, the tea itself often boasts a floral element as part of its make-up. A custom blended Greenwood tea has cornflower petals as part of its composition to celebrate the blue colour in the Quebec flag. Kyoto Rose tea (created to honour Prince William and Kate Middleton at their wedding) has rose petals as part of its blend.
When we asked Clifford if she felt like she was running two separate businesses, she emphatically stated that they fit perfectly together and run as one. Clifford’s store operates in a town with a large British population, so she correctly identified that there was already a built in audience for fine tea.