Date Idea, Drinks, Food
Some things never go out of style and there’s still a delicious pleasure in sipping a cup of tea while catching up with a friend. It doesn’t hurt when the tea comes with lavish treats and a side of champagne. Visit these local spots for the perfect setting to both drink and spill the tea.
by Celina Colby
Info: Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea service (plus themed cocktails) at this adorable tea room that’s still fairly new on the Boston dining scene.
Where: Back Bay
Info: Celebrate the weekend with an elaborate spread of spruced up finger sandwiches, scones, and other goodies, plus teas from the local company J’enway Tea Co.
Info: Work your way through a pot of tea while snacking on a robust afternoon tea menu that included filet mignon and smoked salmon alongside the traditional tea cakes.
Where: Back Bay
Info: Sip and savor your tea service inside the historic and photogenic Boston Public Library building. You can tack on tea-based cocktails with a literary air about them.
Info: Transport yourself back in time to savor the historic tradition of high tea at Inn at Hastings Park. There are two levels of tea available as well as a children’s version featuring hot chocolate.
Where: South Boston
Info: If you like your tea with a side of history, head to the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. Here you can taste the tea types that were thrown overboard during that fateful night and learn the city’s story while snacking on scones.
Where: Beacon Hill
Info: Grab a book and cozy up with a pot of tea at the Beacon Hill Books Cafe. Formal afternoon tea is served on Sundays but you can also order coffee and a selection of sweets every afternoon.
Where: Belmont & Lexington
Info: Clink cups four days a week at Vintage Tea & Cake Co.’s two locations in Belmont and Lexington. If you love the finger sandwiches, they also offer afternoon tea catering.
Info: They say the camera eats first and your Instagram will be just as satiated as your stomach at this beautiful tea room. Enjoy iced and hot tea alongside a delectable snack tower.
Info: This lavishly decorated all-pink tea room only hosts teas once a month (and it sells out fast) but it’s worth the wait. Did we mention tickets include an open champagne bar? We’re swooning.
Photo by @bucketlistboston