Visit These 6 Charming Tea Rooms In North Carolina For A Piece Of The Past
Afternoon teas are a delicate art of the past. One in which a group of ladies, or friends, can convene for tea time while snacking on some delicious cucumber sandwiches and talking the latest news of the town. While this regal pastime might seem to only exist in London, there are a quite a few in North Carolina to indulge in a unique aspect of history.
1. Calabash Garden Tea Room
Owners Kathy Cody and Anna Arlington wanted to make a place where people could, "Sip, Relax and Enjoy Life for A While." The Calabash Tea room is exactly that. Each table is adorned with fine China and silvers, tea sandwiches come served on ornate tiers decorated in fresh flowers and there are over 80 varieties of teas to choose from. It's an exquisite experience and the ambiance even more so.
10152 Beach Dr SW
Calabash, North Carolina
2. The Kindred Spirit Gift Shop and Green Gables Tea Room
It's always tea time at the perfectly southern Green Gables. Seasonal tables are decorated to the nines to ensure you get the upmost experience, prior to tea even being served. Each tea comes with a side of scones as well as local honey, lemon curd, creams and flavored jams. The tea list is simple yet extensive for every type of taste and you can even shop in the gift shop before or after.
937 Harkers Island Rd
Beaufort, North Carolina
3. Lady Bedford's Tea Parlour
Orante decorations, vintage charm, delectable tea sandwiches and scones; would you expect anything less from Lady Bedford's? This Pinehurst establishment is more than just tea but also offers breakfast and lunch featuring daily soups, sandwiches, salads, scones with lemon curd and scrumptious desserts. The Victorian-style parlor is nothing short of extravagant and perfect for getting the whole experience plus some delicious food.
21 Chinquapin Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374
4. The Flour Box Team Room and Cafe
Located in historic Old Salem in Winston-Salem, the Flour Box is a real blast from the past. Offering light seasonal fare, a variety of different teas, coffee, and even something stronger - wine and beer - The Flour Box is a unique experience rolled into one. During summer months the patio becomes nothing short of lively and also offers live music on certain nights.
137 West St SW
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
5. Dobra Tea
While most tea rooms seem to focus on the past, Dobra adds modern touches with Asian-themed decor and an elevated menu. The authentic tea room and vegetarian cafe serves over 100 varieties of tea as well as hot chocolate, bubble tea, salads, soups and bowls.
120 Broadway St
Black Mountain, North Carolina
6. Duncan Hill Inn, Bed & Breakfast, Tea Room, Sweet & Savory Treats Bakery
While many on this list are come, sip, enjoy and go, if you feel so inclined you can also book a night at this cozy B&B and Tea Room. This 'home away from home' not only serves you breakfast, but also an afternoon tea time perfect to up the relaxation and experience of your stay.
803 Ebenezer Rd
Kannapolis, North Carolina
I feel fancy just reading this list! I remember going to ‘tea time’ with my mom, grandma and aunt as a child and it was such a special experience? Where is your favorite place on the list? Any you’d like to add
While tea time is certainly ‘fancy’
North Carolina establishments are also finding a new way to elegantly serve a favorite treat – ice cream!
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