Hey folks, I indulged in afternoon tea last Friday in the gorgeous lobby of the historic Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. It was only $14.50 & it got me thinking to go back & compile a list of tea rooms & hotels that serve high or full tea in the afternoons. If you visit this link:
you'll see that many teas have gone up to $23+ - crazy!! But you can still find some lovely afternoon teas for $18 & less, altho some are mid-week & you may have to reserve a few weeks in advance for some:
*Strathmore Hall Tues. & Weds. at 1 $15.75 Must reserve (301) 530-0540
*Normandie Farms 1st & 3rd Weds. 2:30-4:30 $15 Reserve (301) 983-8838
*Nat'l Cathedral tour & tea Tues. & Weds. at 1:30 Evensong Oct.-May at 4) $18 Must reserve (202) 537-8993
*Hillwood Café, 4155 Linnean (off CT nr Zoo) Tues-Sat. 3-4:30 $13 for 2 Must reserve (202) 686-8500 x8517
*Village Tea Room, 81 W Main, New Market MD Great pies! Tu-Fri 11:30-3, Sat-Sun 11:30-5 (301) 865-3450
*Tea Cosy, 119 S Royal (nr King), Alexandria Tues-Sun. 3-6 ~$10 (703) 836-8181
*Morrison House?, 116 S Alfred (nr King), Alexandria Daily 3-5 $1x (703) 838-8000
*British Pantry, Rt 50 nr Rt 28, Chantilly Thurs.-Sun 3-5? ~$10 (703) 327-3215
*Norris House Inn - Stone House, 106 Loudon St, Leesburg One Sat & Sun a month 1-5 $15 Must reserve (703) 779-2933
*Tyler-Spite Inn, 112 W Church, Frederick Fri-Sun 3-5 Must reserve (301) 831-4455
*Ching Ching Cha, 1063 Wisconsin Av Daily, Asian
*Jefferson Hotel, 16th & M Daily 3-5 $16 Reserve (202) 347-2200?
*Madison Hotel, 15th & M Daily 3-5 $15.25 Must reserve
*Henley Park, 9th & Mass. Daily? 4-6 ~$17 Must reserve
*Mayflower, CT Av at M Daily 3-5 $18.75
And occasional teas at *Montpelier in Laurel ($18, some Fris. at 3, 301-498-8486), *Marietta Mansion in Glenn Dale ($10/7, 3-4 Suns. a yr at 1 & 3:30 or 4, 301-464-5291) & *Belair Mansion in Bowie ($15, 2-3 Suns. a yr at 4, 301-809-3089). And teas at *Oakland in Columbia, MD.
St Regis at 16th & K no longer serves afternoon tea!
Folks, I've not taken "cha" at all these places, so please call to confirm times & prices!
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