Fancy a spot of tea? Next time you’re in the mood for a glass of Southern sweet tea, a full English tea time, or a cup brewed from the comfort of home, try one of these recommendations.
Color Theory Tea, locations vary
Brew your favorite cup at home by ordering online from this Lakeland-based company, or find it around town at locations like Black & Brew Coffee House and Bistro or Pressed Books & Coffee. Pro tip: Sign up for the subscription service to get it delivered to you each month.
HTeaO, 3920 S. Florida Ave.
Fill a cup with one of 35+ flavors of Texas-style tea, then top it off with a fresh fruit garnish. For a twist, try a unique combination from the “Not-So-Secret Menu.” City Editor Connor’s favorite is the Wonder Woman (coconut, blueberry + watermelon tea).
Kettle’s On! Tea Parties, locations vary
Gather a group of friends for a grown-up tea party, complete with scones + finger sandwiches from this mobile tea party company. Pro tip: You can choose your favorite Color Theory Tea Co. flavor here as well.
Lavender ‘n Lace Tearoom, 430 N. Lake Shore Way, Lake Alfred
Located ~35 minutes from downtown Lakeland, this quaint tearoom has been serving customers for over 30 years and is reopening today with new renovations. Stop in for afternoon tea, seasonal foods, and desserts that are pretty as a picture.
Sweet Magnolias Tea Bistro, 212 Howard St., Auburndale
Visit this tea room located in a historic home ~25 minutes from downtown Lakeland for an afternoon bite or special event. Kids will love a themed tea party for their birthday (and we would too).
Where else are you getting a cuppa? Spill the tea on your favorite places and we may share them with our readers.