5 Great Spots for Afternoon Tea in Philadelphia

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Pouring loose leaf tea into a strainer and cup.

There is little I like more than a good cup of tea and a scone. Maybe a pot of tea. And some pastries. And some sandwiches. What can I say, I love afternoon tea! And no matter what you call it, high tea or afternoon tea in Philadelphia is a delightful experience. While the city isn’t saturated in tea spots, there are a few doing it really well and in a special way to suit your style. You can enjoy the formal afternoon tea experience or have a simpler, more relaxing tea time.

Here are five favorite spots for afternoon tea in Philadelphia!

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Post by Corinne. Originally published August 24, 2020. Last updated September 18, 2021.

A Taste of Britain Wows with Afternoon Tea

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A cup of tea at A Taste of Britain.

On a rainy and snowy late winter day, a date for afternoon tea and a meal at A Taste of Britain is the perfect way to spend a day. Or, really, any day if you ask me. While cities are known for having restaurants and shops that cater to all tastes, it’s actually Philadelphia‘s nearby suburb of Wayne where you’ll find this charming tea room. And be assured that A Taste of Britain is more than “just” a place for tea.

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Post by Corinne. Originally published March 5, 2018. Last updated April 2, 2021.

Afternoon Tea at HOTEL DUPONT is Delightful, Delicious

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Three tiers of scones, pastries, and sweets at the Hotel DuPont afternoon tea.

A day of culture. Art and afternoon tea. It’s difficult for me to think of a better way to spend a day. And Wilmington, Delaware, has just the answer. After my recent trip to the Brandywine River Museum of Art, I headed down to downtown Wilmington. Only a short drive away from the museum is the luxurious and historic HOTEL DUPONT. The HOTEL DUPONT afternoon tea will both spoil and delight you. It is a day to savor and enjoy. It does not take long to become impressed by the HOTEL DUPONT. Even those unfamiliar with its legendary reputation for luxury will soon get the picture once they step inside the lobby.

Update: As of 2020, Hotel DUPONT’s Green Room is no more. It would appear that the hotel’s afternoon tea tradition has come to an end.

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Post by Corinne. Originally published August 9, 2017. Last updated November 19, 2021.