As we make our way into autumn, the time has come to put away those cold drinks and pick up mugs full of hot tea. These hot spots for tea will keep you coming back for more.
One of the most comforting drinks has found D.C. to be a welcoming city with plenty of tea shops to get you through these chilly months.
Walking into Capital Teas alone is worth the trip to this loose leaf tea bar. The smells will engulf you in the best possible way, transporting you to locations around the world. With over 200 variations of teas, you can try each one until you find your perfect match. This shop also has an online store so you can send friends and family a little taste of D.C. They also offer a monthly subscription box of teas!
One of D.C.'s favorite local restaurants has sprouted three locations and endless amounts of fans. A restaurant and tea shop all in one, this is a great place to meet for afternoon tea. They offer a variety of both hot and iced teas and have a staff that will help you pair your food with the perfect tea. With a breakfast lineup that can't be beat, entrees that will make you feel very fancy, and seasonal teas, you'll be hard-pressed to find another restaurant that feels like Teaism.
In the heart of Georgetown lies the perfect spot for a true high tea experience. The atmosphere feels very elegant and is worth dressing up for. With different menu selections, one of the best picks is the Savory Tea. This comes with a pot of tea and your choice of finger sandwiches. You can also choose pastries and biscuits if you don't want a meal. This truly represents what an afternoon tea experience is like.
I love this place during the holidays! If you are looking for a very Eloise at the Plaza
feel, then Peacock Alley at the Willard is for you! This season's afternoon tea ends November 30, so get a reservation quick! With teas, finger food, and pastries, it's worth the $55 to feel just as Eloise would.
Did we miss one? Where in D.C. do you head for a cup of hot tea? Share your recommendations in the comments below!