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11 Places to Sip Fancy Tea in Dallas

Put your pinkies up at these spots for a spot of tea

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Afternoon tea with Tim Love in the Fort Worth Stockyards gets a little Alice in Wonderland-y.
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Whether you’re looking to start a new tradition, searching for a perfect space to host a baby or bridal shower, or want an extra special afternoon treat, odds are there’s a spot in DFW for tea service that will suit your taste.

Some are in luxe hotels, while others are inside French bistros, restaurants, bakeries, and chocolate shops. Some feature simple sandwiches, exclusive teas or obsessed-over details. All offer up a unique experience steeped in tradition and worth savoring. Add one or more of these to your to-sip list, and remember to keep those pinkies up!

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Heirloom Haul

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Heirloom Haul inside Flea Style at the Star in Frisco is designed to be a modern version of the cafes in classic antique malls. The spot’s unique tea parties are a stylish way to treat your guests. For a less formal outing, the $35 per person adult service includes tea assorted hot and iced teas, small bites, and desserts, all served on vintage china. For $20, kids can enjoy finger sandwiches, desserts, and kid-friendly sips.

Lavendou Bistro Provincial

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The French high tea at this spot is available every day but Sundays and Mondays when the bistro is closed. Service includes finger sandwiches, a mini pastry plate, tea breads, scones, and tea for $24. 

Chocolate Angel Cafe & Tea Room

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Home to many a tea party, baby shower, and bridal brunch, Chocolate Angel Cafe and Tea Rooms in Richardson and Plano offer assorted scones, tea sandwiches, petit quiches, tartlets and pastries, plus a curated selection of loose-leaf teas paired with each course. Reservations are required for afternoon tea, which is available daily.

Bangkok at Beltline

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Every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., the team at Bangkok at Beltline in Richardson serves a Thai afternoon tea. It comes complete with Thai spins on finger sandwiches, specially-flavored sweet treats (Thai tea and green tea-flavored macarons often make appearances), and creations you won’t find anywhere else. The cost is $39.95 per person, and reservations are required for this unique tea experience for up to 40 guests.

Chocolate Secrets

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At this chocolate-obsessed cafe in Oak Lawn, a $75 traditional tea is served with tea sandwiches, deviled eggs, scones, macarons, and hand-crafted truffles and bonbons. Service is available Monday through Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Apothecary

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This intimate space will host tea times on December 17 and 24 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The menu includes a two-course serving of mini croissant green egg salad with crispy jamon, smoked salmon on sourdough with cream cheese and soy pickled cucumbers, smoked chicken salad on endive with honey mustard, an array of pastries, and of course tea (two pairings offered) with a complimentary glass of Champagne. Plus additional drinks, including a mimosa, sparkling wines, and Champagnes to add-on and a caviar add-on. The cost is $75 per adult and $35 for children. Make reservations online.

Hotel Crescent Court

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Nutcracker Holiday Tea at Hotel Crescent Court offers a classic service in a beautiful outdoor setting every Saturday and Sunday at noon and 1 p.m. The experience consists of gourmet tea selections, finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries served with house-made strawberry preserves and clotted cream and live music.

La Lotería

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Tim Love is flinging open the doors of his members-only club to host afternoon tea for the holiday season Wednesday to Saturday from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. Call to make reservations and enjoy savory and sweet bites like cucumber and herbed Boursin sandwiches and Godiva Chocolate Profiterole. Tea is $70 per person, with glasses of Champagne available for an additional charge. Kids are welcome and dressing up is encouraged.

The Taschen Library

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For a punchy yet elegant and chic tea service, head to the Joule hotel’s Taschen Library. Inside a jewel box of a room outfitted with communal tables seating, guests can sip tea and champagne surrounded by art, color and culture. Every savory and sweet bite is expertly paired with fruity to spicy teas described in detail by the team at the Joule before each course. Tea at Taschen is $125 per person, including taxes, gratuity and valet (and includes a book to take home). Reserve at least 48 hours in advance, available select Sundays through December.

The French Room

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One of Dallas’s most famous tea services, The French Room, is amping it up this year with service seven days a week This $75 fancy tea service features two courses, including tea sandwiches and savory bites, numerous cups of tea curated by the Adolphus’ Tea Sommelier, and glasses of champagne or non-alcoholic cider. Children are welcome and service for them is $35.

Potpourri Boulangerie

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Afternoon tea at this Oak Cliff gem is an intimate affair. Friday through Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., with at least 48 hours advance notice, guests 13 and older can enjoy a five-course tasting menu and a tea tower stacked with seasonal sweet and savory patisserie. Service is “BYOC” with a $10 champagne corking fee. There are a large array of teas available for the service.

Heirloom Haul

Heirloom Haul inside Flea Style at the Star in Frisco is designed to be a modern version of the cafes in classic antique malls. The spot’s unique tea parties are a stylish way to treat your guests. For a less formal outing, the $35 per person adult service includes tea assorted hot and iced teas, small bites, and desserts, all served on vintage china. For $20, kids can enjoy finger sandwiches, desserts, and kid-friendly sips.

Lavendou Bistro Provincial

The French high tea at this spot is available every day but Sundays and Mondays when the bistro is closed. Service includes finger sandwiches, a mini pastry plate, tea breads, scones, and tea for $24. 

Chocolate Angel Cafe & Tea Room

Home to many a tea party, baby shower, and bridal brunch, Chocolate Angel Cafe and Tea Rooms in Richardson and Plano offer assorted scones, tea sandwiches, petit quiches, tartlets and pastries, plus a curated selection of loose-leaf teas paired with each course. Reservations are required for afternoon tea, which is available daily.

Bangkok at Beltline

Every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., the team at Bangkok at Beltline in Richardson serves a Thai afternoon tea. It comes complete with Thai spins on finger sandwiches, specially-flavored sweet treats (Thai tea and green tea-flavored macarons often make appearances), and creations you won’t find anywhere else. The cost is $39.95 per person, and reservations are required for this unique tea experience for up to 40 guests.

Chocolate Secrets

At this chocolate-obsessed cafe in Oak Lawn, a $75 traditional tea is served with tea sandwiches, deviled eggs, scones, macarons, and hand-crafted truffles and bonbons. Service is available Monday through Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Apothecary

This intimate space will host tea times on December 17 and 24 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The menu includes a two-course serving of mini croissant green egg salad with crispy jamon, smoked salmon on sourdough with cream cheese and soy pickled cucumbers, smoked chicken salad on endive with honey mustard, an array of pastries, and of course tea (two pairings offered) with a complimentary glass of Champagne. Plus additional drinks, including a mimosa, sparkling wines, and Champagnes to add-on and a caviar add-on. The cost is $75 per adult and $35 for children. Make reservations online.

Hotel Crescent Court

Nutcracker Holiday Tea at Hotel Crescent Court offers a classic service in a beautiful outdoor setting every Saturday and Sunday at noon and 1 p.m. The experience consists of gourmet tea selections, finger sandwiches, scones, and pastries served with house-made strawberry preserves and clotted cream and live music.

La Lotería

Tim Love is flinging open the doors of his members-only club to host afternoon tea for the holiday season Wednesday to Saturday from 2:30 to 5:00 p.m. Call to make reservations and enjoy savory and sweet bites like cucumber and herbed Boursin sandwiches and Godiva Chocolate Profiterole. Tea is $70 per person, with glasses of Champagne available for an additional charge. Kids are welcome and dressing up is encouraged.

The Taschen Library

For a punchy yet elegant and chic tea service, head to the Joule hotel’s Taschen Library. Inside a jewel box of a room outfitted with communal tables seating, guests can sip tea and champagne surrounded by art, color and culture. Every savory and sweet bite is expertly paired with fruity to spicy teas described in detail by the team at the Joule before each course. Tea at Taschen is $125 per person, including taxes, gratuity and valet (and includes a book to take home). Reserve at least 48 hours in advance, available select Sundays through December.

The French Room

One of Dallas’s most famous tea services, The French Room, is amping it up this year with service seven days a week This $75 fancy tea service features two courses, including tea sandwiches and savory bites, numerous cups of tea curated by the Adolphus’ Tea Sommelier, and glasses of champagne or non-alcoholic cider. Children are welcome and service for them is $35.

Potpourri Boulangerie

Afternoon tea at this Oak Cliff gem is an intimate affair. Friday through Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., with at least 48 hours advance notice, guests 13 and older can enjoy a five-course tasting menu and a tea tower stacked with seasonal sweet and savory patisserie. Service is “BYOC” with a $10 champagne corking fee. There are a large array of teas available for the service.

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