Dining June 17, 2017
Visit These 7 Charming Tea Rooms In Wisconsin For A Piece Of The Past
There’s just something so relaxing about sitting down to tea with friends. Whether it’s a casual stop or an appointment for high tea, the whole process is a bit of a throwback. It’s slow and measured as you wait for your tea to steep. It’s a calm respite amid the craziness of every day life. Afternoon tea used to be a staple of everyone’s day and now it seems to be held for special occasions or children’s parties.
There are seven tea rooms in Wisconsin that allow you to partake in the ritual that is sitting down with friends for a pot of tea. From fancy to casual, there’s something for everyone who needs an opportunity sit down, relax and sip some tea.
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1. Legacy House Imports Tea Room - Madison
Customers call this place delightful for its peaceful back room tea room. Load up on all the tea paraphernalia you may need in the store than head on back for a relaxing afternoon tea by yourself or with friends. A charming throwback in the middle of the bustling capitol.
Located at 4221 Lien Rd, Madison, WI 53704.
2. The Pfister Hotel - Milwaukee
Especially now that Watts Tea Room closed, this is the epitome of fancy high tea in Wisconsin. Served in their top level restaurant, you get silver service, finger sandwiches and stunning views of Milwaukee. This is a place to see and be seen and imagine yourself in a different time. It's an absolutely perfect high tea. Located at 424 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202.
3. Macha Tea - Madison
Customers call this place funky and delicious, with in-house baked goods and a wide variety of tea. A more modern tea room, this place has bubble teas alongside a long list of hot teas. They also serve matcha in the traditional way, frothing it with a bamboo whisk and observing the ceremony of the process.
Located at #5, 823 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53703.
4. Baltica Bistro and Tea Room - Port Washington
Everything about downtown Port Washington is quaint, so it's no surprise it's home to a wonderful tea room that also serves some fantastic food. Come for a meal and follow up with a pot of tea or just meet friends to chat. Either way, you'll love everything about this cute, relaxed little tea room.
Located at 223 N Franklin St, Port Washington, WI 53074.
5. Q-Tea Premium Tea House - Green Bay
The modern decor and helpful but not intrusive staff make this a nice respite in the middle of a busy day. Stop in for a pot and let your server help guide you to something new. Meet your friends, relax and enjoy.
Located at 2321 S Oneida St., Green Bay.
6. Johanna May's Fine Tea - Weston
Located just south of Wausau in Weston, walking through the door here is a bit like stepping into the past. The food is absolutely amazing and you can do just a spot of tea or a full afternoon high tea. It's easy to imagine yourself in some Victorian sitting room, having visitors in for tea.
Located at 9104 Callon Ave., Weston, WI 54476.
7. Jade Mountain Cafe - Madison
This Taiwanese-style tea house is cozy with its welcoming atmosphere and patio on a tree-lined street. Customers love to meet friends and sample the long list of options. It's a great place to bring some work and relax in a chill environment for a few hours.
Located at 2611 E Johnson St, Madison, WI 53704.
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