Many moms might run on coffee, but I’ve always preferred a cup of hot tea. While I usually brew at home and enjoy my afternoon cuppa during nap time, nothing beats choosing from a wide variety of tea shops in Dallas for a change of scene.
Whether you prefer traditional hot or iced tea, boba, or the full afternoon tea experience, there’s a spot for you in Dallas. Scroll through the list below to find tea shops in Dallas and surrounding areas. Your tastebuds will thank you!
Bird Bakery :: 7 Highland Park Village, Dallas :: This sweet spot in Highland Park is a great place to pair a cupcake or slice of pie with a fresh cup of tea. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and snacks and offering cakes, cookies, and breads to go.
Sip Stir Coffeehouse :: 3800 McKinney Avenue, Dallas :: Don’t let the name dissuade you from its tea selection! This West Village spot also serves loose leaf, chai, and matcha teas. Sit back and relax with a warm cuppa or set up for a productive day in this cozy setting.
White Rock Coffee – Lake Highlands Flagship :: 10105 East Northwest Highway, Dallas (Lake Highlands Flagship) and other Dallas locations :: This local coffeehouse makes its own tea varieties both for enjoyment in-house and pre-packaged for sale. Choose between loose leaf and premium loose leaf tea selections that pair well with fresh bakery items.
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Cold & Unique Flavors
Asian Mint :: several DFW locations :: This local chain wins frequent awards for its Bangkok fusion-style food, but is also well known for its Thai tea. It’s my husband’s favorite tea shop in Dallas to get Thai tea, but its menu also includes other iced fruit teas and traditional hot teas.
Boba Latte :: 115 S Greenville Avenue, Richardson :: Head to downtown Richardson for this boba favorite. The menu features customizable options like popping boba, mini boba, crystal boba, and the ability to choose your sweetness level (ranked from zero percent no sugar to 125 percent extra sweet).
Craft Boba Tea :: several DFW locations :: Every boba selection at Craft Boba Tea features fresh tapioca boba, made daily in-house. Try signature selections like Sweet Cow and Taro Berry Burst, creamy milk teas, refreshing fruit teas, and caffeine-free slush blends.
Feng Cha :: several DFW locations :: This Asian teahouse chain is rapidly expanding across the metroplex. The Dallas location (1917 Greenville Avenue) opened in 2021 and offers a tea for every taste. Try classic milk tea, an assortment of unique boba tea flavors like crème brûlée Dirty Boba or Oreo Cheese Milk Tea, iced fruit teas, and traditional hot or iced teas.
Squishies Bubble Tea :: 9850 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas :: You’ll find a large selection of sweet and fruity boba classics at this Lake Highlands spot. Open every day of the year from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., there’s plenty of time to try a new flavor each day.
Brew at Home
British Emporium :: 400 North Coit Road, Richardson (inside Fish & Fizz) and 140 North Main Street, Grapevine (flagship) :: If the true British cuppa experience is what you’re after, no need to book a ticket across the pond. From favorite British tea brands like Twinings and PG Tips to digestive biscuits and clotted cream, you can find everything you need at British Emporium for the full at-home experience. Most people know about its flagship store in Grapevine, but there is also a small pop-up shop within the British-style fish and chips restaurant Fish & Fizz in Richardson.
The Cultured Cup :: 13731 Omega Road, Farmers Branch :: This nationally renowned tea shop aims to empower customers in choosing the best cup of tea for their palates. Stop by on Saturday for open tasting or schedule a private group tasting during the week. It recently launched Friday tea bar social hours every Friday at 7:00 p.m. to build community amongst customers.
The Spice & Tea Exchange :: 319 South Main Street, Grapevine :: Features an extensive tea service in the heart of downtown Grapevine, including limited edition seasonal selections. Stop in to browse or order your regular favorites in advance for curbside pickup.
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Afternoon Tea Shops & High Tea
The Adolphus Hotel (The French Room) :: 1321 Commerce Street, Dallas :: Experience a three-course tea setting in a historic luxurious setting. The choices include the option to add on champagne and/or caviar service to really take your meal to the next level. All the teas served are loose leaf varieties, including a special blend created just for The Adolphus Hotel. During winter, The French Room also offers a special holiday tea menu including a children’s tea service.
Chocolate Angel Cafe and Tea Room :: 635 W Campbell Road, Richardson and High Street Antique Mall, Plano :: Reservations are required for both locations, where you can enjoy loose leaf tea paired with classic tea sandwiches, scones, fruit, and pastries. The menu also includes gluten-free and vegetarian options. In Richardson, tea time starts at 3:30 p.m. weekdays and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. In Plano, tea time starts at 3:15 p.m. weekdays and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Chocolate Secrets :: 3926 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas :: Experience Victorian-style afternoon tea on fine white table linens with bone china and silverware. Enjoy sweet and savory selections paired with tea, or make it a royal tea by adding champagne. True to the restaurant’s name, you can also add on chocolate bonbons and truffles. For the littlest patrons, Chocolate Secrets offers a reduced price children’s tea with tea or hot chocolate. Reservations are required and follow a strict cancellation policy.
The Dallas Arboretum (Restaurant DeGolyer) :: 8525 Garland Road, Dallas :: Local favorite the Dallas Arboretum offers a three-course seated tea daily inside its Restaurant DeGolyer, by reservation only. During certain holidays you can also select a seasonal tea service. Tea reservations include garden admission, parking, and gratuity. This is a great option for a group of friends but not a child-friendly space, since the Restaurant DeGolyer only allows children over the age of 13 inside the restaurant.
Hotel Crescent Court :: 400 Crescent Court, Dallas :: Experience French royal history in a cup during tea service at the Hotel Crescent Court, which it proudly serves Dammann Frères teas (the exclusive French tea purveyor from the reign of Louis XIV). Tea service is available every Saturday and Sunday. It includes an option to add on endless champagne and a children’s tea menu.
Lavendou Bistro Provincial :: 19009 Preston Road, Dallas :: Come for the French food or choose the French high tea for a lighter meal. The menu offers several tea selections, while the afternoon tea setting comes with English breakfast tea by default. Note the restaurant is only open Tuesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Potpourri Boulangerie :: 317 North Zang Boulevard, Dallas :: Enjoy a seasonally rotating afternoon five-course tea paired with unique tea blends in Oak Cliff. Reservations must be made by phone and no children under the age of 13 allowed. The tea room is open Friday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bonus :: For the Littlest Ladies and Gentlemen
From the list of tea shops in Dallas mentioned above, The Adolphus Hotel (The French Room), Chocolate Secrets, and Hotel Crescent Court all offer children’s afternoon tea at a reduced price with a modified menu.
Small Pockets Tea Room :: 12300 Inwood Road, Dallas :: Host your little one’s birthday party inside the downstairs tea room at this beloved children’s consignment shop. Call or email the store to reserve a three-course children’s tea party.
Do you have a favorite tea spot not on the list? Share below in the comments.