Who’s got the tea?

By: Briana Dixon | January 19, 2023

Although tea is good any time of year, it’s especially nice during these cold, gloomy winter days.  Grab a cup or a pot, get comfy and warm and add some extra delight to your day with the help of these Metro Detroit tea rooms and bars. Whether you have a taste for loose-leaf or bubble, green or black, this list has you covered…


The Townsend Hotel

For a classic afternoon tea affair, featuring the soft sound of classical music, beautiful chandeliers, china, and tablecloths, and the satisfying taste of tea and snacks, plan your visit to the Townsend Hotel Tea Room. They offer a variety of experiences including traditional afternoon tea, boozy tea, art and history of afternoon tea, and more. At least a week advance reservations are required or get your tea and goodies to go.

Tea Room at the Townsend Hotel
Tea Room at the Townsend Hotel

Purple Door Tea Room

This elegant English-themed tea room with fine china, calming music, and fresh flowers sets the mood for a relaxing tea time. All Purple Door Tea Room experiences require reservations. The Afternoon tea, which also includes soup, fresh salad, sandwiches, pasta salad, and two desserts, and the Magnolia tea, which includes soup, sandwiches, and one dessert requires 24-hour advance reservations. The Orchid tea, served with three tea sandwiches and one dessert, the Tulip tea, served with three desserts, and the Soup Du Jour tea, served with soup, and two pieces of bread all require 2-hour advance reservations.

Goldfish Tea

Goldfish Tea offers over 125 selections of loose-leaf tea, along with bubble and iced tea, smoothies, coffee, spiced apple cider, and hot chocolate. Guests can also enjoy light snacks, including cookies, candy, and chips, and even grab a few groceries if needed.

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Eli Tea Bar

The Eli Tea Bar menu features a collection of 100 loose-leaf and herbal teas all ethically sourced from different parts of the world. They serve the tea hot, iced, bubbled, or as a latte and the friendly team is always more than happy to make suggestions.

Boston Tea Room

Boston Tea Room goes the extra mile for each of its visitors. Aside from a soothing tea lounge, guests can enjoy a psychic reading, guided or non-guided meditation, and an array of holistic and spiritual tools and products. The team does its best to stock up with products from “artisans, makers, farmers who are ethical in their practices, and respect their workers, and the earth.”