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Tea, Anyone? Some of Our Favorite Spots in Town

BY Allihies Melton | February 17, 2017 | Feature Features

From formal to chill, go forth and sip at these great tea venues this winter and spring.
Tea time at Peacock Alley at the historic Willard Intercontinental

The Henley Park Hotel
Located in the heart of town, this space offers city-dwellers a favorite pastime: afternoon tea, which involves handmade petit fours, delightful finger sandwiches and a selection of worldwide teas. Stay cozy by the warm fireplace in The Wilkes Room while sipping some of the finest beverages in town. 926 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 202.638.5200

Lady Camellia
This cafe is solely dedicated to providing patrons with the best tea and pastry experience. Relax and replenish with choices of light and cream tea, with cucumber or brie and apple bites. The classic yet polished decor of Lady Camellia is inviting to anyone with an affinity for divine tea. 3261 Prospect St. NW, 202.333.2308

Peacock Alley at The Willard Intercontinental
This space reveals how some customs never die in the nation’s capital. Friday through Sunday, Peacock Alley hosts harpists who play while guests relax and feast on lobster profiterole and unlimited cups of black, green or herbal teas. Don’t miss the menu of savory cocktails. The Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea begins March 20 and runs through April 16, accompanied with Japanese-inspired cuisine. 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202.628.9100

Hillwood Cafe at The Hillwood Museum and Gardens
A perfect Sunday should always involve leisure, beauty and a rich gourmet. You can get all three here. Explore the gardens and collections, then sit down to dine on scones and jam while savoring some Egyptian chamomile. Afternoon Tea resumes March 19. 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, 202.686.5807

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