January marks National Hot Tea Month, so this week, we’re highlighting the best places to take in high tea with your friends.High tea is the British tradition of drinking tea alongside delectable scones, tea sandwiches, and cakes, as well as meat, fish, and egg dishes in the early evening. Like a light supper served with tea. Many people associate it with a fancy tea. Instead, the name comes from the tradition of sitting at a higher table such as a counter or dining table with high-backed chairs, while “low tea” is taken at a low table, like a coffee table.
Chado Tea Room
"Chado Afternoon Tea Service: A pot of freshly steeped loose-leaf tea | A three-tiered rack serving of four half sandwiches on toasted bread"
Address: 79 North Raymond, Pasadena, CA 91103
Paris In a Cup
From a love of all things French, owner Cheryl Turner created an upscale tea and lunch spot inspired by the tearooms in Paris.
Address: 119 S Glassell St, Orange, CA 92866
Rose & Blanc Tea Room & Venue
"Rose & Blanc Tea Room is that primarily specializes in teas. We introducing the finest teas in the local market and also spread a tea drinking culture."
Address: 301 S Western Ave #202, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Tea Rose Garden
"Breakfast & afternoon teas plus sandwiches & salads are available in this cozy, refined space."
Address: 70 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
Pamela's Tea Room
"The tea room is known for sausage rolls, Cornish pasties, bangers & mash, savory pies, homemade soups, traditional tea sandwiches, English Trifle, Pamela's award-winning scones (including gluten-free scones), and our popular English-stuffed pancakes topped with a cheese sauce."
Address: 12752 Valley View St P, Garden Grove, CA 92845
The Living Room at The Peninsula
"Join us for afternoon tea and enjoy free flowing Champagne by Laurent Perrier, one of a kind teas and a tower of delectable sweet and savory delights in our living room accompanied by a classical harpist."
Address: 9882 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
The Huntington Library - Rose Garden Tea Room
"An English tea service with finger sandwiches & pastries are offered in this quaint dining room."
Address: 1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108
The Getty Villa Tea by the Sea
"Enjoy Tea by the Sea, a special experience inspired by the herbs, vegetables, and fruits that grow in the Villa's authentically re-created first-century Roman gardens."
Address: 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
White Rabbit High Tea
"White Rabbit High Tea attracts both novice and experienced consumers alike who may be looking to make connections in the cannabis community, or simply just another way to get high with friends."
Address: 2315 2nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90405
"Laid-back venue offering a wide variety of tea drinks & smoothies along with desserts."
Address: 7184 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
"No-frills office-building location for an acclaimed retailer of sandwiches, scones & teas."
Address: 242 N Ave 25 Unit 250, Los Angeles, CA 90031
McKenna's Tea Cottage
Family-run destination for English-style tea, pastries & sandwiches, with party bookings available.
Address: 237 Main St, Seal Beach, CA 90740
Ye Olde King's Head
"A selection of finger sandwiches, savory bites, freshly baked scones with devonshire cream and preserves and a selection of pastries. Specialty tea or coffee "
Address: 116 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Hello Kitty Grand Cafe
"Enjoy an expanded menu featuring a super cute selection of cookies, cakes, seasonal items and handmade hot and iced drinks."
Address: 860 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618