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🫖 6 tea room experiences around Boston

Spot of tea, anyone? Here’s our guide to local tea room experiences, from the Boston Public Library in Back Bay to Jolie in Salem.

Scones, jam, clotted cream, and teapot reading "Silver Dove Afternoon Tea"

Silver Dove Afternoon Tea is run by the same team as Drink in Fort Point.

Photo by @bompichet

Craving finger sandwiches and a hot cuppa tea in an elegant environment? Head to one of the Boston area’s many tea rooms for a spot of afternoon tea — in honor of Drink Up Month, here are six local spots we recommend visiting.

Courtyard Tea Room at the Boston Public Library
The Central Library’s tea room offers a 90-minute, $68 afternoon tea service overlooking the McKim Courtyard. Pro tip: Head to the Map Room Tea Lounge afterwards for a tea-inspired cocktail.

Beacon Hill Books & Cafe
Make a reservation and head to the downstairs cafe at the Beacon Hill bookstore for Sunday afternoon tea between 12 to 5 p.m. The prix fixe menu is $55 per adult and $35 for children.

Silver Dove Afternoon Tea
Enjoy afternoon tea downtown at $48 per person for the fixed price food menu (featuring savory canapés + a matcha layer cake) and a pot of tea, or opt for the $56 offering with a glass of wine or cocktail.

Two images of three tiered tea tray (left) and plate and menu (right)

Sip teas from around the world at Jolie in downtown Salem.

Photos by @wickednomz

Jolie Tea Company
Drive or take the commuter rail to Salem for high tea service ($32 per person) with lemon scones and Madeleines. You can also reserve the private Salon Room for parties of four to six people.

Abigail’s Tea Room
A visit to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum isn’t complete without a spot of tea. Grab a bottomless cup of tea for $4 or try the tea platter with two scones + two toppings for up to four guests.

Fancy That
This vibrant Walpole tea room, just under 30 miles from Boston, serves afternoon tea for $37 per person. Expect two scones with clotted cream, four sandwiches, three mini desserts, and your choice of tea.

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