Spot of tea, Boston?

Check out the afternoon tea service at the Boston Public Library. 🫖

Interior of Courtyard Tea Room at Boston Public Library

Get the par-tee started at the Copley library.

Photo by BOStoday team

City Editor Sara here. As a big fan of both books + tea, visiting the Courtyard Tea Room at the Boston Public Library has been on my to-do list for quite some time.

I finally crossed it off my Boston bucket list — here’s what to expect from the experience:

  • A 90-minute seating with a prix fixe menu, presented to you inside of a book.
  • Tea sandwiches (think: Maine lobster, English cucumber, and a smoked salmon option), a variety of sweets, and two types of scones.
  • Your choice of tea — I recommend the matcha or Earl Grey.
  • Views of the classic Italianite courtyard from the library’s McKim Building.

The afternoon tea service is set at $68 per person, and you can reserve your spot online.

To keep the tea party going — no, not that Tea Party — grab a tea-infused cocktail at the adjoining Map Room Tea Lounge.

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