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Tea service at Goldie’s.
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11 Divine Places to Sip Tea in Austin

Seek out warming cups of hot water and crushed leaves

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Tea service at Goldie’s.
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Every so often, it’s the right time for a cup of hot tea. Whether you’re looking for a classy afternoon tea service with dainty sandwiches and scones or just a really good cup to go along with a meal, let Eater guide you to the best tea Austin has to offer.

Enjoy elegant tea services from the Driskill Hotel, opt for standalone cups from spots like Josephine House, get educated in Chinese teas at West China Tea House, British-inspired bakery Brentwood Social House, and much more.

For more caffeine needs, check out Eater's guide to the best coffee shops, cafes with Wi-Fi, and matcha spots.

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Austin English Tea Company

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The tea shop within North Austin bakery Michelle’s Patisserie offers Sunday afternoon tea services, full of loose-leaf teapots and sweet and savory bites. Book reservations online; there are indoor dine-in services.

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The tea service at Austin English Tea Company.
Austin English Tea Company

Brentwood Social House

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The Brentwood cafe’s offers both a la carte teas and tea services, which which pairs perfectly with British and French pastries. Of the latter, the European-inspired cafe’s afternoon tea services are available on Thursdays through Sundays, complete with pots, savory and sweet items, and tablecloths and tableware. Book reservations online; there are indoor dine-in services.

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Brentwood Social House’s baked and tea array
Brentwood Social House.

Austin Tea Xchange Cafe

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The Bee Cave cafe offers an array of teas, including fruit ones like white peach and apple, as well as staple ones like earl grey and black. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

West China Tea House

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So-Han Fan hosts intimate tea tastings at the North Loop space where guests learn about the different types and sources of the leaves. There’s a focus on Chinese teas and the practice of gongfu cha, a specific way of preparing and presenting teas. Book reservations online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Josephine House

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The stylish cafe offers a larger selection of Steeping Room Teas, including rooibos chai, Moroccan mint, and earl grey. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Wu Chow

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The pots of tea available at both locations of the modern Chinese restaurant — this in downtown and the other up in Rosedale — include chrysanthemums, oolongs, and pu’er. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The Driskill

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Feel fancy with the downtown historic hotel’s afternoon tea services using Zhi Tea, which comes with tiny sandwiches, pastries, petit fours, and sparkling wine. Book reservations online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Zhi Tea

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The well-known Austin-based tea purveyor, Zhi Tea, has a shop in the MLK-183 neighborhood where it sells retail teas as well as on-site teapots. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Koriente Restaurant

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The cozy downtown pan-Asian= restaurant’s tea array includes cups of hot teas from black to herbal. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Goldie's Sunken Bar

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The downtown hotel bar in the Austin Proper offers weekend afternoon tea services, full of cucumber sandwiches, egg salad canapes, macarons, and lots of teas as well as champagne and sparkling wines. Book reservations online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Four Seasons Hotel Austin

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The downtown hotel’s afternoon tea service, dubbed A-Tea-X, offers an array of teas from chamomile to green, as well as snacks and desserts. Book reservations online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Austin English Tea Company

The tea shop within North Austin bakery Michelle’s Patisserie offers Sunday afternoon tea services, full of loose-leaf teapots and sweet and savory bites. Book reservations online; there are indoor dine-in services.

A tea service setup.
The tea service at Austin English Tea Company.
Austin English Tea Company

Brentwood Social House

The Brentwood cafe’s offers both a la carte teas and tea services, which which pairs perfectly with British and French pastries. Of the latter, the European-inspired cafe’s afternoon tea services are available on Thursdays through Sundays, complete with pots, savory and sweet items, and tablecloths and tableware. Book reservations online; there are indoor dine-in services.

A bunch of baked goods.
Brentwood Social House’s baked and tea array
Brentwood Social House.

Austin Tea Xchange Cafe

The Bee Cave cafe offers an array of teas, including fruit ones like white peach and apple, as well as staple ones like earl grey and black. Takeout orders can be placed online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

West China Tea House

So-Han Fan hosts intimate tea tastings at the North Loop space where guests learn about the different types and sources of the leaves. There’s a focus on Chinese teas and the practice of gongfu cha, a specific way of preparing and presenting teas. Book reservations online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Josephine House

The stylish cafe offers a larger selection of Steeping Room Teas, including rooibos chai, Moroccan mint, and earl grey. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

Wu Chow

The pots of tea available at both locations of the modern Chinese restaurant — this in downtown and the other up in Rosedale — include chrysanthemums, oolongs, and pu’er. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

The Driskill

Feel fancy with the downtown historic hotel’s afternoon tea services using Zhi Tea, which comes with tiny sandwiches, pastries, petit fours, and sparkling wine. Book reservations online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Zhi Tea

The well-known Austin-based tea purveyor, Zhi Tea, has a shop in the MLK-183 neighborhood where it sells retail teas as well as on-site teapots. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Koriente Restaurant

The cozy downtown pan-Asian= restaurant’s tea array includes cups of hot teas from black to herbal. There are indoor and outdoor dine-in areas.

Goldie's Sunken Bar

The downtown hotel bar in the Austin Proper offers weekend afternoon tea services, full of cucumber sandwiches, egg salad canapes, macarons, and lots of teas as well as champagne and sparkling wines. Book reservations online; there are indoor dine-in services.

Four Seasons Hotel Austin

The downtown hotel’s afternoon tea service, dubbed A-Tea-X, offers an array of teas from chamomile to green, as well as snacks and desserts. Book reservations online; there are indoor dine-in services.

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