Whether you're a seasoned tea connoisseur or a casual herb lover, these teatime experiences throughout Pennsylvania will have you feeling like royalty.
1. TranquilaTEA Tea Room and Gift Shop
Enter TranquilaTEA and feel your stress simply melt away. Located just outside of Philadelphia in Waynesboro and locally owned by a mother-daughter team, this tearoom specializes in traditional tea parties, daily lunch specials, and freshly baked scones — plus plenty of childhood nostalgia. Bring friends and family of all ages to enjoy the “Little Empress Children’s Tea” featuring a pot of hot chocolate, assorted tea sandwiches, and dessert.
2. The Tearoom on Main
Located in the historic town of Saxonburg, The Tearoom on Main is both a veteran- and woman-owned business operated by sixth-generation Saxonburg residents. Set in an 1800s harness shop, the tearoom is elegantly set for a traditional teatime experience. While not required, all guests are encouraged to dress the part — including fancy hats and fascinators — to channel the iconic fashions from across the pond while sipping tea from beautiful china cups. You must make a reservation during the winter months to enjoy their delightful tea experience.
3. The Talking Teacup
Located inside a historic, circa 1760’s home, The Talking Teacup welcomes visitors into what feels like grandma’s house with vintage patterns and floral paintings, exuding warmth and nostalgia. Their signature teatime is served Thursday through Saturday and features loose-leaf options from Wellness Tea to Red Tea, rich in essential minerals and vitamins to help improve digestion and clear skin.
4. A Tea Affair
Seamlessly blending sophistication and coziness, A Tea Affair is a tea sanctuary offering five different experiences ranging from dessert teas to afternoon high teas for a royally relaxed afternoon with friends or family. They even offer a Children’s Tea for those age ten or younger. Immerse yourself in a world of aromatic delight while exploring their 500 loose-leaf options, all curated to satisfy all sorts of tea aficionados. This Lititz gem also doubles as an intimate venue for special events, so make sure to book in advance whether you're celebrating a bridal shower, a birthday, or just a tea-rrific time.
5. Tilly Mint's Tea Room
Indulge in a true British teatime at Tilly Mint's Tea Room. Heartwarmingly named in tribute to the owner’s late British mother who could solve almost any problem with a lovely cup of tea, Tilly Mint’s Tea Room is must-visit for tea lovers in Montgomery County. Visitors can select from 40 different teas accompanied by homemade treats, inlcuding tea sandwiches, scones, mini desserts, jam, and luscious lemon curds.
6. The Painted Teacup
A boutique tearoom in Upper Darby open Thursdays through Saturdays, The Painted Teacup offers a serene atmosphere where folks can spend a special occasion or simply slip away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. With an extensive high tea selection complemented by freshly made scones, tea breads, sandwiches, and a medley of delectable desserts, expect to have a delicious luncheon. After teatime, pop into the boutique for gourmet condiments, sweets, home goods, decorations, and clothing to bring the international experience home with you.
7. Winnie Tea Bar
Unlike traditional tea-dedicated establishments, Winnie’s Tea Bar takes a more casual, relaxed spin on the sipping experience. Similar to a coffee shop setting, Winnie’s is an oasis in the heart of West Reading serving a variety of boba tea, fruit tea, and desserts. Their endless flavor and topping combinations are the perfect treat for any taste bud. With two locations in the area, the colorful destinations serve as Instagram-worthy backdrops for weekend snaps.
8. Marilyn Horne Museum & Exhibit Center
Making it an afternoon tea for all to enjoy, Marilyn Horne Hall encourages larger parties of up to 24 to enjoy their tasty offerings and a tour of their beautiful museum. Located in the masterfully curated Marilyn Horne Museum dedicated to the legendary opera singer, you’ll be invited to dine in the La Fenice theater while listening to classical music. After finishing a delicious buffet-style teatime offering a traditional menu of high tea favorites, such as cucumber sandwiches, scones with jam, and custard tarts, join the executive director of the museum for an exclusive tour.
9. Garryowen Irish Pub Gettysburg
Embark on a unique drink journey at Garryowen Irish Pub in Gettysburg on select dates with their afternoon high tea, where they serve up delectable treats and plenty of Irish charm. Held in the elegant Gosford Room, this afternoon tea offers a feast for the senses, featuring freshly baked sweet and savory items - from soups and salads to tiny sandwiches and house-crafted desserts. You’ll be welcomed with warm Irish hospitality as you choose from a variety of seasonal teas including the house favorite, Bewley’s Irish Breakfast Tea.
10. Adda Coffee & Tea House
Combine your love of cozy brews with your admiration for local art at Adda Coffee and Tea House. Serving a selection of Rishi loose leaf teas in the middle of an art gallery, you can spice up your afternoon with friends at their Shadyside or Northside locations in Pittsburgh. The quali-tea service offers a delightful twist on the classic experience by elevating the traditional elements, offering a diverse tea menu, and accommodating any allergies. If you can’t make it to Adda in person, check out their online recipes and guides to brew your favorite teas at home.
11. A Taste of Britain
Snuggled in the suburbs of Philadelphia, A Taste of Britain has evolved over the past three decades from a small English tea shop to a bustling café, grocery market, and retail store featuring goods from around the United Kingdom. A haven for those seeking an authentic experience, you can choose from more than 50 teas to pair with your English food favorites, including scones, sandwiches, and even Welsh rarebit. They highly recommend you make a reservation for their authentic Afternoon High Tea, complete with a variety of “tea sandwiches,” scones, clotted cream, and a pot of your favorite loose-leaf tea or other beverage.
12. The Strawberry Tree
Located in a historic building in Clearfield County, The Strawberry Tree is a delightful and charming tea room. Find the perfect pairing for your cup o’ tea with in-house baked goods, fresh salads, and homemade soups from their extensive lunch menu. Reservations are recommended for a full sit-down tea experience, complete with specially brewed teas, dainty finger sandwiches, and biscuits. Beyond the tearoom, explore two floors of the Victorian building for unique gifts including wall art, teapots, and seasonal décor.
13. Crumpets Tea Shop
Step into the inviting world of Crumpets Tea Shop in Ligonier, where owner Virginia Christman has been delighting patrons with hot drinks and crumpets for the past seven years. Beyond the cozy tearoom experience, Crumpets offers a selection of best-selling loose teas and adorable teatime accessories, perfect for tea enthusiasts. Find their exquisite products weekly at the Ligonier Country Market or plan a visit to Crumpets Tea Shop for a day filled with warm conversation and memory making with family and friends.
14. Front Porch Tea Room
Step into a bygone era of charm and refinement at The Front Porch Tea Room, a Victorian-inspired tea room. With antique dishes, linen napkins, and crystal goblets, you’ll enjoy a leisurely paced afternoon teatime where time seems to stand still. Relish the timeless ritual of high tea, featuring a selection of 30 high-quality loose-leaf teas, their house salad with poppy seed dressing, and a sweet and savory scone served with Devonshire Clotted Cream.
15. Oxford Hall Celtic Shop and Tea Corner Café
Discover an international haven within Oxford Hall Celtic Shop at The Tea Corner Café. Before, during, or after your visit to the shop, attend an informal teatime for lunch or dessert. Savor an array of treats including meat pies, scotch eggs, pasties, and sticky toffee pudding while sipping their loose and packaged teas. Take some goodies home after perusing their imported groceries, frozen foods, and teas available for purchase.
16. Afternoon Tea at The Sayre Mansion
Elevate your afternoon at The Sayre Mansion in Bethlehem with a refined and indulgent tea experience. Immerse yourself in the historic charm of the elegant mansion as you partake in a day featuring exquisite teas, delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and desserts.
17. The Dandelion
The Dandelion's inviting ambiance and timeless décor provide the perfect backdrop for a leisurely afternoon where the simple joy of sipping tea becomes an art. Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, this charming restaurant transports you to an era of elegance and refinement. Enjoy an array of artisanal teas, complemented by house-made ricotta, Welsh rarebit, deviled eggs, and crab croquettes.
18. Maid's Quarters Bed, Breakfast, and Tearoom
Experience a blissful blend of modern comfort and old-world allure at The Maid's Quarters Bed, Breakfast, and Tearoom in Pottsville. Open for reservations only, host a teatime for all to enjoy at their on-site tearoom that accommodates 8-25 people. Don't miss their public Saturday breakfasts from 8-11 a.m. featuring their specialties, including quiche, frittata, homemade soup, specialty salads, and decadent desserts and where you may enter as strangers but will leave as friends.
19. Mimi’s Tea Cottage
Discover the magic of Mimi’s Tea Cottage in West Chester, where owner Mimi makes her extraordinary baked delights and expertly pairs them with carefully selected teas. Check out the five tea menu options, from children's tea to the lavish "Beaumont Tea,” complete with soups, sandwiches, and exquisite desserts.