6 Best Tea Houses and Shops in Massachusetts

Who doesn’t love a good cup of tea? And how about a scone or tea sandwiches to accompany it? Tea provides a great way to start the day, end a meal, enjoy a break and more. Whether you enjoy your tea with milk or cream or straight up black (or green or herbal), there are countless varieties from which to choose. The following tea houses/shops in Massachusetts offer exceptional choices for tea lovers, including afternoon tea, tea parties or just a quaint spot to enjoy a cuppa. Check one out and treat yourself—or buy some tea and accessories for someone special.

The Tea Leaf, Waltham, MA

Featuring a 20-seat tea room where customers can enjoy tea and lunch, along with amazing desserts, the Tea Leaf also features everything tea-related you could imagine buying. In fact, they sell the largest assortment of pre-packaged tea found in all of New England. Be sure to make a reservation.  

Special Teas Teashop, Northborough, MA

Enjoy tea and scones—or even lunch—at Special Teas Teashop in Northborough. Book a private gathering for you and your friends or family members. Be sure to check out the special events scheduled throughout the year, like their annual Holiday Tea scheduled in December.

Wenham Tea House, Wenham, MA

Treat yourself to Afternoon Tea or Lunch at Wenham Tea House. They claim it’s the most wonderful time of day. Enjoy scones, tea sandwiches, mini pastries and tea. Choose from countless loose-leaf options for the perfectly brewed pot. The service here is as special as the tradition.

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Jolie Tea Company, Salem, MA

Enjoy tea, take part in a tea tasting, or enjoy high tea at Jolie Tea Company. Tea goes perfectly with macarons—and they serve them here. Check out the extensive collection of tea, teapots, teacups and more at the shop. You may also buy loose-leaf tea and pre-packaged tea. Their shop is the perfect place to buy gifts at birthday or holiday time for the tea lovers on your list.

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Heath’s Tea Room, Rockport, MA

Enjoy afternoon tea and perhaps even a tea reading at Heath’s Tea Room. Reservations are suggested—especially for readings. Tea fare includes sandwiches and pastries, along with delicious pots of your favorite tea.

TeaCAMILLA, Danvers, MA

TeaCAMILLA is family owned and operated and touts itself as a “modern” tea house. Enjoy classic tea, exciting new blends and even Blooming Tea, served in a glass cup. Order a large teapot to share with your table. Organic pastries round out the menu, and include a Kowgirl Cookie, Bittersweet Fudge Brownie and seasonal coffee cakes, tarts and “Dough-Nots.” The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. You really must check TeaCAMILLA out!

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