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Where to Sip Fancy Tea in DFW

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

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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 just want an extra special afternoon treat, odds are there’s a spot in DFW for old fashioned, modern or fancy tea service that will suit your taste.

Some are located in fancy hotels, others are inside French bistros, restaurants, bakeries or chocolate shops. Some feature simple sandwiches, exclusive teas or obsessed-over details. All offer up a unique experience steeped in tradition, and worth savoring.

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Heirloom Haul

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Heirloom Haul inside Flea Style at The Star is designed to be a modern version of the cafes found inside classic antique malls. The spot’s unique tea parties are a stylish (of course) and classic way to treat your guests. For $45, adult tea service includes a two-hour private studio or outdoor patio rental, tea sandwiches, deviled eggs, fresh fruit, dessert, a choice of hot or cold tea, vintage place settings, lite table decor, and dedicated servers. For $30, parties for those 12 and under will be served finger sandwiches, desserts, drinks, a custom coloring activity, and more. Book online.

Tea service at Heirloom Haul
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Edith's French Bistro

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At Edith’s French Bistro in Plano and Allen, a private tea room awaits guests who are interested in celebrating special occasions with a spot of tea and three tiers of tiny treats. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance.

Lavendou Bistro Provincial

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The “French High Tea” at Lavendou is available every day but Sunday and Mondays when the bistro is closed. Secure a reservation that includes finger sandwiches, mini pastries, English Breakfast tea breads, scones, cream, butter, jam, and of course, tea, for $22.95. Upgrade to fancy Oolong or Darjeeling for about four dollars more.

Dragon Boba

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In Carrollton, Dragon Boba offers a Sunday High Tea Service for two, which includes two drinks of choice such as lattes, boba teas, or pots of tea, with macarons, mochi donuts, and slices of Insta-worthy rainbow crepe cakes. The experience is $49 for two and can be reserved online

High Tea at Dragon Boba
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Chocolate Angel Cafe & Tea Room

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Home to many a tea party, baby shower and bridal brunch, Chocolate Angel Cafe & Tea Room in Richardson or Plano offers assorted scones, tea sandwiches, petit quiches, tartlets and pastries, plus a curated selection of loose-leaf teas paired with each course. The afternoon tea is $23.99 per person, with reservations required. Email chocolateangelrichardson@gmail.com or chocolate angel.highstreet@gmail.com, or call 972-234-8099 or 972-904-9597, for Richardson or Plano, respectively, to reserve.

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Bangkok at Beltline

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Every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the team at Bangkok at Beltline in Richardson serves a Thai version of high tea, complete with 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 in town. Priced at $35 per person, reservations are required for this unique tea experience.

Thai Tea at Bangkok at Beltline
Bangkok at Beltline

Restaurant DeGolyer

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Weekdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. until April 15, tea will be served inside the historic DeGolyer House at the Dallas Arboretum for spring. Guests can expect teas served with three courses: soup, sandwiches and classic teatime treats surrounded by the Dallas Arboretum’s beautiful spring blooms. Prices begin at $55 per person (kids 13 and older only) inclusive of tax, gratuity, parking and admission to the Arboretum. Add champagne for $10 more. Reservations are required.

Holiday Tea inside the DeGolyer House
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Chocolate Secrets

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At this chocolate-obsessed cafe in Oak Lawn, a $85 traditional tea is served with milk, lemon, scones, confiture, and fresh croissants along with macarons, tea sandwiches and chocolates, of course. Children are invited to join for $35 each. Reserve online, call 214-252-9801 or email manager@mychocolatesecrets.com.

Tea at Chocolate Secrets
Chocolate Secrets

Hotel Crescent Court

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Fans of the Netflix series Bridgerton will want to lean in close for this one. Hotel Crescent Court is hosting a themed ‘Spill the Tea’, inspired by the show on March 26 and 27, April 2 and 3, and added dates on April 9 and 10 with seatings at noon and 1:00 p.m.

Tickets to the affair are $100 plus fees and include a special welcome cocktail, two tea selections plus tea sandwiches, scones, and pastries served with house-made strawberry preserves and clotted cream. Upgrade to bottomless champagne for $135 per seat. Reservations must be made in advance on Eventbrite.

Bridgerton Tea at The Hotel Crescent Court
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The Taschen Library

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For a punchy, yet elegant and very chic tea service, head to the Joule hotel’s Taschen Library. Inside a jewel box of a room outfitted with communal tables seating fewer than 20 guests total, you can sip tea and champagne surrounded by art, color and culture. Every savory and sweet bite is expertly paired with teas from fruity to spicy, described in detail by the team at the Joule prior to each of three courses. Tea at Taschen is $115 per person, inclusive of taxes, gratuity and valet (and includes a book to take home). Reserve at least 48 hours in advance.

Tea at Taschen
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The French Room

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One of the most famous tea services in Dallas, The French Room continues to reinvent itself and its tea offerings. Happening Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., this $65 fancy tea service features multiple courses including tea sandwiches and classic tea pastries, multiple cups of tea curated by the Adolphus’ Tea Sommelier, and, of course, glasses of champagne or non-alcoholic cider. Children’s tea available for $30 each. Upcoming events include a special Easter tea, and note that there are always options to add fancy caviar upgrades. Reserve online.

Tea Service at The French Room
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Potpourri Boulangerie

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Afternoon tea at this Oak Cliff gem is an intimate affair. For $55 per person and 24 hours advance notice, guests can enjoy their choice of teas plus three courses including a three-course tasting menu, followed by a tea tower stacked with a spring leek tart, tea sandwiches and pâtisserie. Reservations are to be made by phone, and the full menu is available online.

Heirloom Haul

Heirloom Haul inside Flea Style at The Star is designed to be a modern version of the cafes found inside classic antique malls. The spot’s unique tea parties are a stylish (of course) and classic way to treat your guests. For $45, adult tea service includes a two-hour private studio or outdoor patio rental, tea sandwiches, deviled eggs, fresh fruit, dessert, a choice of hot or cold tea, vintage place settings, lite table decor, and dedicated servers. For $30, parties for those 12 and under will be served finger sandwiches, desserts, drinks, a custom coloring activity, and more. Book online.

Tea service at Heirloom Haul
Jenn Shertzer for Heirloom Haul

Edith's French Bistro

At Edith’s French Bistro in Plano and Allen, a private tea room awaits guests who are interested in celebrating special occasions with a spot of tea and three tiers of tiny treats. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance.

Lavendou Bistro Provincial

The “French High Tea” at Lavendou is available every day but Sunday and Mondays when the bistro is closed. Secure a reservation that includes finger sandwiches, mini pastries, English Breakfast tea breads, scones, cream, butter, jam, and of course, tea, for $22.95. Upgrade to fancy Oolong or Darjeeling for about four dollars more.

Dragon Boba

In Carrollton, Dragon Boba offers a Sunday High Tea Service for two, which includes two drinks of choice such as lattes, boba teas, or pots of tea, with macarons, mochi donuts, and slices of Insta-worthy rainbow crepe cakes. The experience is $49 for two and can be reserved online

High Tea at Dragon Boba
Photo courtesy of Dragon Boba

Chocolate Angel Cafe & Tea Room

Home to many a tea party, baby shower and bridal brunch, Chocolate Angel Cafe & Tea Room in Richardson or Plano offers assorted scones, tea sandwiches, petit quiches, tartlets and pastries, plus a curated selection of loose-leaf teas paired with each course. The afternoon tea is $23.99 per person, with reservations required. Email chocolateangelrichardson@gmail.com or chocolate angel.highstreet@gmail.com, or call 972-234-8099 or 972-904-9597, for Richardson or Plano, respectively, to reserve.

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Bangkok at Beltline

Every Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the team at Bangkok at Beltline in Richardson serves a Thai version of high tea, complete with 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 in town. Priced at $35 per person, reservations are required for this unique tea experience.

Thai Tea at Bangkok at Beltline
Bangkok at Beltline

Restaurant DeGolyer

Weekdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. until April 15, tea will be served inside the historic DeGolyer House at the Dallas Arboretum for spring. Guests can expect teas served with three courses: soup, sandwiches and classic teatime treats surrounded by the Dallas Arboretum’s beautiful spring blooms. Prices begin at $55 per person (kids 13 and older only) inclusive of tax, gratuity, parking and admission to the Arboretum. Add champagne for $10 more. Reservations are required.

Holiday Tea inside the DeGolyer House
Courtesy of Restaurant DeGolyer

Chocolate Secrets

At this chocolate-obsessed cafe in Oak Lawn, a $85 traditional tea is served with milk, lemon, scones, confiture, and fresh croissants along with macarons, tea sandwiches and chocolates, of course. Children are invited to join for $35 each. Reserve online, call 214-252-9801 or email manager@mychocolatesecrets.com.

Tea at Chocolate Secrets
Chocolate Secrets

Hotel Crescent Court

Fans of the Netflix series Bridgerton will want to lean in close for this one. Hotel Crescent Court is hosting a themed ‘Spill the Tea’, inspired by the show on March 26 and 27, April 2 and 3, and added dates on April 9 and 10 with seatings at noon and 1:00 p.m.

Tickets to the affair are $100 plus fees and include a special welcome cocktail, two tea selections plus tea sandwiches, scones, and pastries served with house-made strawberry preserves and clotted cream. Upgrade to bottomless champagne for $135 per seat. Reservations must be made in advance on Eventbrite.

Bridgerton Tea at The Hotel Crescent Court
Courtesy of The Crescent

The Taschen Library

For a punchy, yet elegant and very chic tea service, head to the Joule hotel’s Taschen Library. Inside a jewel box of a room outfitted with communal tables seating fewer than 20 guests total, you can sip tea and champagne surrounded by art, color and culture. Every savory and sweet bite is expertly paired with teas from fruity to spicy, described in detail by the team at the Joule prior to each of three courses. Tea at Taschen is $115 per person, inclusive of taxes, gratuity and valet (and includes a book to take home). Reserve at least 48 hours in advance.

Tea at Taschen
The Joule Hotel

The French Room

One of the most famous tea services in Dallas, The French Room continues to reinvent itself and its tea offerings. Happening Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., this $65 fancy tea service features multiple courses including tea sandwiches and classic tea pastries, multiple cups of tea curated by the Adolphus’ Tea Sommelier, and, of course, glasses of champagne or non-alcoholic cider. Children’s tea available for $30 each. Upcoming events include a special Easter tea, and note that there are always options to add fancy caviar upgrades. Reserve online.

Tea Service at The French Room
The Adolphus Hotel

Potpourri Boulangerie

Afternoon tea at this Oak Cliff gem is an intimate affair. For $55 per person and 24 hours advance notice, guests can enjoy their choice of teas plus three courses including a three-course tasting menu, followed by a tea tower stacked with a spring leek tart, tea sandwiches and pâtisserie. Reservations are to be made by phone, and the full menu is available online.

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