Tea Shops, High Tea & Tea Parties in Chicago

Updated April 10, 2018

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Tea Shops

Coffee and Tea Exchange

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The Coffee and Tea Exchange in Lincoln Park is a cafe with more than the typical selection of coffee and tea to purchase.

Tea Gschwender 

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Tea Gschwender is a tea store that stocks a wide variety of teas. Their staff is quite knowledgable and can brew you a cup while you're there. Tea Gschwender is known for its looseleaf teas.

David's Tea 

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David's Tea is a tea shop with a large tea selection as well as supplies to brew hot and cold tea at home or on the go. 


Kung Fu Tea


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Kung Fu Tea is a foodie favorite for boba (aka bubble tea) in Chicago.

High Tea Service 

The Allis at Soho House, West Loop

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Where better to go than a hotel that started in London's Soho district? The Allis is a restaurant and bar in the lobby of the Soho House hotel that serves afternoon tea and killer cocktails.

The Commons Club at the Virgin Hotel

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The Virgin Hotel is also an English-inspired business, and Richard Branson's hotel bar doesn't disappoint with its afternoon tea cocktails. The Commons Club has a modern, cosmic ambiance to pair with your tea time.

Palm Court at the Drake

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The Palm Court at the Drake Hotel has the tea towers you seek.

The Langham 

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The Langham's afternoon tea service is a mix of luxury and romance. The daily service is accompanied by live music.


The Lobby at The Peninsula Hotel

Afternoon tea service ♡

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The Peninsula Hotel's afternoon tea service is known for its decadent desserts.

American Girl Place, Gold Coast/Streeterville

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Tea lovers of all ages (and their dolls) may partake in tea time after shopping at the American Girl Store.


Russian Tea Time


Russian Tea Time is a tea-oriented restaurant specializing in afternoon tea service. Tea flights are available for Bevvers wanting to try multiple flavors.

The Celtic Knot Public House, Evanston

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While many know the Celtic Knot as an alehouse, there is also afternoon tea service.

Tea Parties

Art Room Events

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Art Room Events is hosting a creative spin on tea service called An Afternoon at Tiffany's, a Breakfast at Tiffany's-themed tea party.

Lockwood Restaurant 


Lockwood Restaurant has high tea service but can also book private tea parties for birthdays and other special occasions.



Brindille holds tea themed parties throughout the year.

Map Your Next Tea-venture

Browse the tea rooms, shops, and establishments that make up the tea community in Chicagoland. This map features tea-focused establishments, and shops/restaurants that offer unique tea experiences such as high tea service. Suggestions or edits? email us

If you want to enjoy some tea at home, may I suggest shopping with Art of Tea? Whether you want oolong, matcha, black tea, or you're looking for a new kettle, Art of Tea has everything you need to have your own tea time!

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