Arkansas October 06, 2017
Visit These 9 Charming Tea Rooms In Arkansas For A Piece Of The Past
Arkansans still take the time for tea. Maybe it’s stepping away from a hectic work schedule for just enough time to steep a bag and take a breath; or, maybe dedicating a weekend hour to carefully set out saucers and enjoy good company. Either way, that first steamy sip honors a piece of the past that has not been forgotten. Whether you’re looking for a modernized teatime atmosphere or a proper high tea spread, an Arkansas tea trip will fancy your cuppa needs. Pinkies up as we tour through our nine favorite (in no particular order) Tea Rooms throughout the state.
1. Savoy Tea Co. – 925 Garrison Ave., Fort Smith
While strolling shops along Garrison, Savoy Tea Co. is the perfect place to take a teatime break. Savoy Tea Co. has three Arkansas locations: Fort Smith, Rogers, and Fayetteville.
2. The Crumpet Tea Room & Restaurant – 1140 N. Walton Blvd., Ste 3, Bentonville
Offering seasonal specials, the Crumpet Tea Room & Restaurant is a great stop for lunch. Or just pop in for one of their famous orange rolls. (Pictured: Strawberry Salad with a cup of Potato Soup.) You can visit their stores in Bentonville or Rogers.
3. Madpies Tea Room & Shoppes – 127 S. 3rd St., Piggott
Do you love to peruse flea markets but also need a place to relax and recharge? Madpies has the perfect balance of shopping and tea time snacking. (Pictured: Salted Carmel Cupcake.)
4. Grandelicious Tea Room – 811 W. Grand Ave., Hot Springs
Part of The Grand Lagniappe Shoppe, the Grandelicious Tea Room can be reserved for your next lunch meeting or celebration. (Pictured: Fresh Fruit and Chicken Salad Croissanwiches.)
5. Woodgrove Antique Mall & Tea Room – 314 W. Main St., Herber Springs
Woodgrove may just be missing the kitchen sink, this place offers antiques, collectables, essential oils, and a tea room to boot. You can’t go wrong with a slice of buttermilk pie and a cuppa. (Pictured: Orange Scone with Orange Glaze.)
6. Elegant Tea Room – 244 Jones Island Rd., Griffithville
The Elegant Tea Room is ready to host your next tea party. They offer an array of delectable pastries and sandwiches. (Pictured: White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.)
7. Leaf TeaHouse – 240 E. Joyce Blvd., Fayetteville
If your inner grandmother has been satisfied, try Leaf TeaHouse for a more contemporary approach to tea. This modernized tea time is for those in need of a quick recharge in a stylish setting. (Pictured: A rainbow selection of Boba Teas.) You can enjoy sipping on a cup of loose leaf tea or pick one of the endless flavors of Boba tea.
8. Tea & Whimsy – 201 N. College St., Mountain Home
A shop within a shop, Tea & Whimsy offers tea accessories, home décor, and of course a place to relax with a cuppa. It’ll be hard to choose from over 40 loose leaf flavors, so be ready to enjoy a cup or two or three. (Pictured: A picture perfect tea spread.)
9. The Empress of Little Rock – 2120 S. Louisiana St., Little Rock
Known as the "Downton Abbey" of Arkansas, this empress takes her tea time seriously. The bed and breakfast offers a full high tea experience as well as group tea and historic tours. (Pictured: The Classic B&B breakfast.)
Tea time is not lost in Arkansas. You can find it as a classic Victorian setting or as a fast service sit-down. Whether you’re taking five minutes or an hour, Arkansas can charm you with one of its many tea rooms.
Why not pair your tea with a
slice of pie?