Afternoon tea is so "veddy, veddy" elegant, isn't it? My most recent afternoon tea was at the beautiful Fairmont Hotel in Banff, Canada, a place I may never get to again, but I wouldn't have missed tea time there for anything:
My favorite tea room in Houston: McHugh's Tea Room. Light, tasty lunches, all the teas you can think of and scrumptious pies. (You can even order a "pie shooter" dessert with half-slices of 3 different pies in larger than life shot glasses. Mmm.) The walls are decorated with celebrities drinking tea (not sure if these are real or photo-shopped, but they're fun), lots of interesting tea pots for sale, and excellent service. I haven't been there at tea-time, but it's on my list.
My Great Books group meets at Te: House of Tea on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00. I don't think they have tea time, but they have dozens of flavors of tea and very good dinners. My favorite is chicken-in-a-blanket. It's a quiet place, usually frequented by people who bring their laptops so it's great for book discussions. The only drawback is that service is often slow; otherwise, it's great.
Gone but not forgotten: Ashland House Tea Room, a huge, sunny place with, of all things, a tree growing in the middle of the dining room! I took my granddaughter (and her American Girl doll) there for her first tea-time experience. Memorable.
Other tea rooms I've enjoyed: Serenitea in Sugar Land and Two Friends Tea Room (long gone)in Missouri City.
Do you love tea rooms? Leave a comment with a photo if you like.