Michigan June 11, 2017
Visit These 9 Charming Tea Rooms In Michigan For A Piece Of The Past
Is there anything more calming than a cup of tea? Whether you’re feeling stressed out, sad, or just a little wound up, few beverages can positively affect your mood quite like tea. Coffee has its benefits, but tea is special in its own right — and you’ll find countless new reasons to love it when you visit these nine delightful tea rooms right here in the Great Lakes State.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom (114 S Main St, Ann Arbor)
There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book and a cup of tea, and Crazy Wisdom in Ann Arbor brings together these two timeless activities in the most wonderful way possible. Peruse the selection of literature, jewelry, and art downstairs, then head up to the tearoom and select from over 100 unique flavors. Crazy Wisdom even regularly hosts live music and other special events.
2. Sweet Afton Tea Room (450 Forest Ave, Plymouth)
Looking for a trip to Great Britain without the long flight? You’re in luck: Sweet Afton offers a traditional British experience right here in Michigan. The atmosphere is elegant and the menu of sweet treats will have your mouth watering no time. The best part? Sweet Afton serves up a large selection of teas direct from London.
3. The Purple Door (701 Livernois St, Ferndale)
The decor in The Purple Door is enough to completely charm you and take you on a journey to a simpler, more quaint time — but that’s not all it has to offer. Stop in for a sip or rent out this gorgeous little spot for a special event. As you dine on fine china and sip delicious tea, you’ll wonder whether you’ve somehow been transported out of Ferndale and into a different world.
4. Governor Croswell (125 E Maumee St, Adrian)
Tucked away within a historic building, Governor Croswell is the perfect spot to enjoy a soothing cup of tea with your loved ones. Select from a full menu of traditional British fare, accented by all sorts of herbal, black, and green teas that will keep you coming back for more. There’s no better place to imagine that you’ve been transported to the English countryside.
5. Sweet D Confections and Tea Room (116 W Broad St, Linden)
This adorable spot isn’t just a tea room: it also offers a full bakery and cafe on-site. Located inside a quaint house, Sweet D is the full package for tea-lovers of all ages. Indulge in a slice of cake or a perfectly prepared lemon bar, then sip on some of the most delicious tea imaginable. Oh, and did we mention that the service is second-to-none? There’s nothing not to love about Sweet D.
6. Fort Mackinac Tea Room Restaurant (7127 Huron Rd, Mackinac Island)
Venture northward to Mackinac Island and take a journey back in time at this tea room and eatery. Run by the stunning Grand Hotel, Fort Mackinac Tea Room and Restaurant is a must-visit during your trip to Michigan’s most famous island. The views are gorgeous, the tea is top-notch, and the food is the icing on the cake.
7. Four Seasons Tea Room (606 Shelden Ave, Houghton)
Looking for a calming English tea experience during your next journey to the Upper Peninsula? Look no further than Four Seasons Tea Room in Houghton. This charming spot offers a full selection of tea-related products for purchase, a mouthwatering array of baked goods and entrees (try the quiche!), and — of course — plenty of soothing teas to round it all out. There’s nothing more delightful!
8. Light of Day Organics (3502 E Traverse Hwy, Traverse City)
If you’re a fan of organic tea, Light of Day might just be your version of heaven on earth. With an emphasis on the health benefits of tea consumption, this small farm in Traverse City offers locally blended options in an absolutely stunning atmosphere. Stop in for a tea tasting, pick up a few loose-leaf blends, and learn more about the process that goes into creating that perfect cup. You certainly won’t regret your visit.
9. Chocolatea (7642 S Westnedge Ave, Portage)
Stop in at this local favorite in Portage for an incredibly relaxing experience. As soon as you enter, you’ll be overcome by the wonderful aroma of the shop’s self-serve teas — and we can’t promise that you won’t want to take home some of each. Pick up a sweet baked good or two or indulge in a few creamy chocolates before you hit the road. It’s no wonder that this lovely shop has been impressing visitors since its founding nearly a decade ago.
Are you a tea enthusiast? What’s your all-time favorite flavor? We would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions in the comment section below. Now, what are you waiting for? Get out there and start sipping on a cup or two from one of these delightful Michigan tea rooms.