Boston Tea Party: Three Hotels Serving High Tea

Because there’s always an excuse for finger sandwiches, clotted cream, and a proper cup of tea.

Tea at the Langham / Courtesy of Langham Hotels and Resorts

The Langham, Boston

Embrace your inner Anglophile in the Reserve lounge, where proprietary teas are poured into Wedgwood china. Also served in a teapot: the G&Tea, a tipple for two made with Reserve gin from Boston’s Bully Boy Distillers and honey from Cambridge’s Follow the Honey.

Daily from noon to 5 p.m., $50 per person. 250 Franklin St., Boston, 617-451-1900,

Taj Boston

Sip boutique blends—such as lemon brûlée from Lowell’s J’enwey Teas—to the sounds of live music in the French and Adams rooms. Choose from four spreads of traditional accompaniments, or skip the teensy sandwiches and opt for a cheese course.

Weekends from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., $32–$58 per person. 15 Arlington St., Boston, 617-598-5255,

Boston Harbor Hotel

Gaze out at the gorgeous harbor view as you snack on an array of pastries and finger sandwiches at the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille. Paris’s Palais des Thés provides the teas—but if you’re looking for something stronger than oolong, upgrade to a glass of sparkling rosé for $10.

Daily from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., $45 per person. 70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, 617-856-7744,

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