Tea for Two, or Three, or Four (No More)


Did somebody say teatime? Area restaurants are offering tea for two (or more!) to warm up your winter season:

The Ivy

The Ivy is offering afternoon tea. Guests are offered a selection of rare teas from around the world. Tea is served alongside British style scones and savory treats. The Tea Room has walls that are covered in a mural painted by local artists. The room’s layout mimics a living room, where guests can read, play board games or have a drink by the fire. Daily service only available to hotel guests between 2pm-4pm. 205 E Biddle Street, Baltimore, MD; 410.514.6500; http://www.theivybaltimore.com/ 

This holiday season, Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is offering Festive Tea To-Go. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, beginning Friday, November 27th, and through Sunday, December 20th. Festive Tea To-Go will be available for pick-up at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Executive Chef Jordi Gallardo and Executive Pastry Chef A.J. Thalakkat are creating festive savory and sweet treats like a citrus cranberry scone, pretzel croissant, and more. 

NEW:  Mandarin Oriental
Mandarin Oriental is offering afternoon high tea conveniently in your guest room with your stay. Colleagues will set up your guest room for the private luxury tea experience including a special curated downloadable playlist to accompany the affair. 1330 Maryland Avenue SW; 202.554.8588;

Ritz Carlton Tea
The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City is now offering Afternoon Tea, bringing a time-honored tradition at an affordable price. Afternoon Tea ($42 per person) includes a selection of tea sandwiches, a chef’s sweet plate, and more. Tea Royal ($50 per person) offers a glass of sparkling wine, mimosa, or bellini, a selection of tea sandwiches, chef’s sweet plate, and more. Teddy Bear Tea ($20 per person) includes a selection of tea sandwiches, a chef’s sweet plate, and hot chocolate or tea. 1250 S Hayes Street, Arlington, VA; 703.415.5000; ritzcarlton.com