Get ready ladies to put your pinkies up and prepare for a delightful and delicious display of the city’s chicest and cutest tea havens. We’re spilling the tea on LA’s charming rose gardens & trendy hotspots to sip, chat, and indulge like true tea royalty. It’s time to treat yourself to an afternoon of fun, laughter, and tea-sipping like you’ve never experienced before. We’ve rounded up the best afternoon tea places to visit and if a British accent slips out of you by the end, consider it the cherry on top.
Location: 9882 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills
This afternoon tea experience is sure to make you “fancy a cuppa.” Afternoon tea at The Peninsula’s Living Room will transport you into a world of luxury and elegance as you walk in and are soothed by the sounds of the incredible harpist. Once you’re at your table, there’s a glorious tea selection including everything from Earl Grey to White Coconut Crème to Pacific Coast Mint. Prices for Traditional Tea is $125 per person & Royal Tea is $135 per person. Dine on some of the most divine scones, finger sandwiches, and pastries with a side of berries and cream too. The variety includes charred zucchini pesto and English cucumber sandwiches and a flourless chocolate caramel bar and peach lavender tart. Defintiely something mouthwatering for all. Feel free to also make a toast with the included glass of champagne. The luxury atmosphere, paired with the gracious service provided by the staff ensures that every moment spent is a memorable one, making it the perfect destination for a refined afternoon tea in the heart of LA. The Living Room is open Monday & Tuesday only at 11:00 am & 1:30 pm, then Wednesday-Sunday at 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, & 4:00 pm.
Location: 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino
The Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room is an enchanting afternoon tea experience nestled within the picturesque beauty of the Botanical Gardens near Pasadena. This tea room is a dream come true for all nature-loving tea enthusiasts as you’re immediately greeted by the breathtaking view of the rose garden. Prices are $62 per person for Traditional Tea and $75 per person for the Huntington Tea. The tea selection is a treasure trove of flavors, offering a variety of traditional, green, tisanes, and seasonal teas. Sip on the finest teas as you snack on scrumptious scones, in addition to cream and sweet preserves. But wait, there’s more! The chicken salad and pork loin finger sandwiches are so flavorful you could eat them forever. Last but not least, the Banoffee tart and ginger cake are practically edible works of art. With every bite and every sip, you’ll feel transported to a magical world surrounded by the beauty of nature. The Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room is open Monday–Friday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m & Saturday and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m (fyi: they’re closed Tuesdays).
Location: 1020 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood
This afternoon tea might just have you saying “cheerio” to your daily dose of iced coffee. Located at The London Hotel, you’ll combine the best of British tradition with a modern L.A. flair. The lounge is all about sleek and stylish glamour, which sets the perfect stage for an elegant afternoon with friends and loved ones. The spread of tea options includes selections sourced directly from London, such as Jasmine Silver Tip, and limited edition teas like their Chocolate and Golden ones. The main event is highlighted with a curried egg & radish finger sandwich and Brown Butter Financier Cake. Tea here is a steal. Prices are $84 per person & $42 for guests under 12. So, gather up the girls, dress up, and have a “tea-riffic”time boo. Tea at The London Hotel is open Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm.
Location: The Lobby Lounge, 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena
Indulge in a luxurious and enchanting afternoon tea experience at The Langham Hotel. With views of the Horseshoe Garden and San Marino, this historic hotel transports you to a world of elegance and sophistication. Enjoy anything from a white Organic Emperor’s Jasmine tea to a black Thunderbolt Darjeeling tea. The attentive staff will make sure cups are never empty. Your tea-time meal also consists of apricot and Tahitian Vanilla scones, Prosciutto di Parma mini sandwiches, and White Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Gâteau for dessert. But there are many more options on the chic 3-tiered rack and platters. Whether you’re celebrating an occasion or want to bask in the joys of a leisurely afternoon, this spot will guarantee an unforgettable tea-time affair. Tea at The Langham Hotel happens Thursday-Sunday from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm. Prices are $75 per person & $40 for guests under 12.
Get ready for a jolly good time at one of the Chado Tea Room locations throughout LA. The traditional tea house is charming and cozy, helping you reach total bliss while you’re there. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate, which is why they serve as a guide to finding the perfect tea that suits your taste and mood. The prices are incredible too. Only $28.95 per person with the Celebration Tea Service at $36.95 per person. The tea connoisseurs have 200+ teas from around the world in their selection to pick from, so the extra help will ensure the perfect flavor for you. When dining, start with the scone and Chado cream/jam. Then enjoy a smoked salmon or Punjab finger sandwich and the French macarons and butter cookies. If that didn’t sound heavenly enough, there’s also a wine-inspired tea, tea-infused chocolates, and a choice between soup or salad. This heartwarmingly comforting experience will make you fall in love with tea all over again. Chado Tea Rooms are open everyday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (last seating is at 5:00 pm).
Location: 301 S Western Ave #202, Los Angeles
Rose & Blanc Tea Room is a dream come true for every lover of elegance and girly delight. The ambiance is straight out of a fairytale, with soft pink all around, floral accents, and picture-perfect decor that will make you feel like a princess and get the perfect picture for the IG. The price for the Violette Tea experience is $48 per person & the Rose Tea Set is $38 per person. You’re welcomed with a wide selection of teas from around the globe, like Chai Imperial and Versailles Rose tea. You might think the magic is the main course which includes pastrami & mustard or smoked salmon & truffle aioli tea sandwiches and the Blueberry Compote Yogurt and Financier. But the real magic lies within the heartwarming service of the staff who makes sure every moment is filled with joy. Rose & Blanc Tea Room is open Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, & 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
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