New In Tea For Two

We here at are here for tea! There is nothing that we love more than snuggling in in a beautiful spot and totally pampering ourselves with a few hours of afternoon tea? Many area hotels and some restaurants are bringing out tiered trays of savory tea sandwiches, platters of scones with all the clotted cream and warm pots of the steeped leaf. So many ways to get that high tea feeling:

Art & Soul 
Art & Soul now offers an immersive tea experience featuring Elevated Tea Company, a proudly female-owned company dedicated to bringing wellness and relaxation. Enjoy delicate savory sandwiches, caviar, truffles and pastries paired with elevated tea blends, tea-infused cocktails, champagne and curated live acoustic music. 415 New Jersey Avenue NW; 202.393.7777;

Duke's Grocery
Duke's Grocery is now hosting tea time between brunch and dinner on the weekends. $29 gets you bottomless Hot Toddies, Espresso Martinis, Irish Coffees, and Vanilla Bourbon Iced Tea (90-minute limit). 1513 17th Street NW; 202.733.5623;

The Hay-Adams
High Tea is now on at The Hay-Adams. The menu includes buttermilk scones, smoked salmon tea sandwiches, fruit lemon tartlet, and more. Enjoy a full tea station with a range of traditional black teas, green and white teas and herbal teas. 800 16th Street NW; 202.638.6600;

Opaline Bar & Brasserie is hosting French afternoon tea (Thé de l'après-midi des Fêtes) each Saturday from 2:00 pm– 4:00 pm. Enjoy cranberry scones, pear Frangipane tart, and more as you sip on an assortment of teas like cream earl grey, organic English breakfast, orange pekoe, and more. 806 15th Street NW; 202.730.8800;

Fairmont DC is ushering in the spring with Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea in the Loggia overlooking the cherry blossom trees in the Courtyard. Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea, served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning March 24 through, Sunday, April 2 offers seating between 1pm and 4 pm. The menu includes cucumber sandwiches, Bing Cherry Cookie Choux, and so much more. 2401 M Street NW:

The Four Seasons
Afternoon tea is back at the Four Seasons with a nod to the Regency era England. Pastry Chef, AJ Thalakkat put together a menu full of delicious British tea pastries like royal tea scones, raspberry lemon tart, earl grey fruit cake, and more. 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 202.342.0444;

The Salamander is offering its daily signature Afternoon Tea Experience at its luxury property. Start off your tea experience with a glass of celebratory bubbles, homemade scones, tea sandwiches, and pastry delights served with a selection of loose-leaf teas. The current Afternoon Tea Experience menu features a variety of delicious ranging from Smoked Salmon, Creme Fraiche Dill & Candied Lemon on Pumpernickel, Classic Egg Salad with Fennel & Chives on Brioche, Angus Beef paired with shredded lettuce & horseradish cream on rye, white chocolate mousse & wild berry parfait and basil & lemon meringue tart. Tea selection features exotics like Assam Breakfast, Darjeeling Second Flush, to the classics and calming varieties such as Earl Grey, Jasmine, Mint Meritage, and Chamomile Flowers. You can also enjoy their cherry blossom tea March 24- April 16th. Enjoy a refined and renewing experience with our signature Cherry Blossom Inspired Afternoon Tea overlooking the Garden Terrace, with culinary delights curated by guest Celebrity Pastry Chef Lasheeda Perry. Featuring a glass of celebratory bubbles, homemade scones, tea sandwiches, and pastries served with a selection of premium loose-leaf teas.500 North Pendelton Street; 844.303.2723;

NEW:  St. Regis 
The St. Regis has added their signature Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea this spring. The tea presentation features desserts hanging from the branches of a cherry blossom tree, all surrounded by a selection of savory bites at the tree’s base. Guests who reserve the Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea can choose from a selection of teas from Dammann Frères, including an exclusive custom blended cherry blossom tea, alongside cherry blossom-inspired bites and treats. Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea is available Wednesdays through Sundays, March 15 through May 13, from 1pm to 5pm at $89 per person. 923 Black Lives Matter Plz NW;

NEW:  Quadrant
Quadrant has launched its new “Afternoon Tea” offering on Saturdays & Sundays. The afternoon tea is available at 1:30pm or 3:30pm, and guests can make reservations here. Join for delicious bites, tea, cocktails, and a relaxing way to spend your weekend. 1150 22nd Street; 202.503.4628;

NEW:  Viceroy
Viceroy Washington DC has transformed its salon into a tea salon where you can create your own personalized tea blends including cherry blossom, sencha, matcha and genmaicha. Stand-out dishes include Zarusoba with a cherry blossom tare, Matcha Tiramisu with a cherry sauce, and Cherry Gelato paired with a pistachio cake. 1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW; 202.742.3100;

Waldorf Astoria 
The Waldorf Astoria is celebrating cherry blossom season with a limited-time Cherry Blossom Tea Service in Peacock Alley which will happen every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoon starting on March 17th. Those interested in taking part in this tea service will be provided with a mix of savory and sweet treats created with the iconic D.C. blooms in mind. These treats include a Shaved Asparagus Quiche, Foie Gras Mousse, Orange Sour Cherry Scone, Local Cherry Blossom Macaron, and Lemon Cherry Pomegranate Cake. 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW;