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Tea Rooms and Tea Stores in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia


Tea Rooms and Tea Stores in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia
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Enjoy afternoon tea at a tea room or tea specialty store in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Hours are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm.

In Washington, DC

Ching Ching Cha - Tea Room
1063 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC (202) 333-8288
Located in the heart of Georgetown, this Chinese tea house serves tea and light fare.

Four Seasons Hotel – Afternoon Tea
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC (202) 342-0444
Afternoon tea served daily from 2-5 p.m. Reservations required.

Henley Park Hotel – Afternoon Tea
926 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC (202) 638-5200
Afternoon tea served daily, 4 to 6 p.m. A la carte menu. Reservations required.

Hillwood Café at Hillwood Museum – Tea Room and Afternoon Tea
4155 Linnean Avenue NW Washington, DC (202) 243-3920
The tea room at this historical museum serves Royal Tea and a selection of light fare Tuesday through Saturday 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The museum is closed the month of January and all holidays. Reservations required; parties of four or less may reserve the same day; parties of five or more require 24-hour advance reservation. Private parties include a tour of the estate and gardens.

The Jefferson Hotel - Afternoon Tea
1200 16th Street NW Washington, DC (202) 347-2200
Afternoon tea served Saturday and Sunday 3 to 5 p.m. Reservations required.

Mayflower Hotel – Afternoon Tea
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC (202) 347-3000
Afternoon tea served daily, 3 to 5 p.m. Reservations required.

Teaism Tea Specialty Store
2009 R Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 667-3827
800 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC (202) 835-2233
400 8th Street NW, Washington, DC (202) 638-6010
These locally owned teahouses/restaurants offer a wide selection of tea, Japanese bento boxes, tandoori kebabs and Asian inspired sandwiches.

Tea Cellar at the Park Hyatt Washington – Tea Room
24th and M St., NW. Washington, DC (202) 419-6755
Tea Cellar features rare and limited production, single-estate teas from remote regions of China, Japan, Sri Lanka and the Himalayas. Tea Table: 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Tea available all day.

Washington National Cathedral – Afternoon Tea
Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues NW Washington, DC (202) 537-8993
The National Cathedral Tour and Tea Program is held Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. A guided tour highlights the cathedral’s art, architecture and history. Afterwards, enjoy tea and scones in the beautiful St. Paul Room overlooking panoramic views of Washington, DC. Reservations are required.

Willard Intercontinental Hotel – Afternoon Tea in the Peacock Room
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC (202) 637-7440
The Willard is an historic landmark located in the heart of Washington near the White House offering Afternoon tea, Royal tea, and dessert tea. Reservations are accepted.

In Maryland

Strathmore Mansion – Afternoon Tea
10701 Rockville Pike North Bethesda, Maryland (301) 581-5108.
Afternoon Tea is served by volunteers on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. Volunteer musicians perform.

Ten Ren – Tea Specialty Store
825 Rockville Pike Rockville, Maryland (301) 838-8680
7418 Baltimore Ave. College Park, Maryland (301) 864-8920
This tea specialist is the largest and best known tea manufacturer in the Far East. Tea can be purchased online or at these two local locations.

The Little Teapot at Montpelier Mansion – Tea Room and Store
Route 197 and Muirkirk Road, Laurel, Maryland (301) 498-8486
The historic mansion offers a wide variety of teas, teapots, cups and saucers, English candies and cookies. Afternoon teas are served on selected Fridays.

Normandie Farm Inn - Afternoon Tea
10710 Falls Road, Potomac, Maryland (301) 983-8838
Afternoon Tea at 2:30 or 3:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Reservations are recommended. Tea is buffet style and features tea, tea sandwiches and desserts. Live entertainment.

Zen Tara Tea - Tea Shop and Tastings
4710 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD (301) 215-5923
The full service tea shop has 1,600 sq. ft. and a dedicated tea tasting and blending room. They host 3-4 tea tastings a month plus private tea tasting events.

In Virginia

Bailiwick Inn – Afternoon Tea
4023 Chain Bridge Road Fairfax, Virginia (703) 691-2266
This historic inn serves afternoon tea on Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel – Tyson’s Corner – Afternoon Tea
1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, Virginia (703) 506-4300
Tea Room offers daily tea from 2 to 4 p.m., except Saturday noon to 4 p.m. Royal tea available with a glass of champagne as well.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel – Pentagon City – Afternoon Tea
1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia (703) 415-5000
Tea Room offers daily tea from 2 to 4 p.m., except Saturday noon to 4 p.m. Royal tea available with a glass of champagne as well.

Crest Hill Antiques & Tea Room – Tea Room and Store
4303 Fauquier Avenue, The Plains, Virginia (540) 253-5790. The English style tea room, located in Virginia Hunt Country, offers more than 2 dozen loose-leaf teas, scones and other home-made pastries, sandwiches, salads, fruit and cheese plates, and other typical tea room fare. The Tea Room is open Wednesday through Sundays, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Plains is a charming little village with restaurants, art galleries and other attractions.

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