Where: French Quarter, Charleston, SC Style: Traditional Tea Selection: 12 sacheted loose leaf teas by Mighty Leaf Teatimes: Daily 4-7 Reservations: 24-hour notice Contact: 843-723-3446 Cost: $30 Afternoon Tea Destination Tea Tips: If people-watching is your thing, you might request a table at the front, where three sets of glass-paned doors are thrown open in the warmer months.
Destination Tea Notes: If you’re keeping a destination tea bucket list, we suggest adding East Bay Meeting House to it. For what? The scrumptious food, some of the best we’ve had yet. Upon your curate’s arrival, cantaloupe butterflies and kale doilies hint at something unusual, while mini brass shells tucked amongst the savories hold tiny cards that seem to have directed each savory like an honored guest to its place on the lowest tier. While it’s typical for an afternoon tea to have a few signature items, at East Bay Meeting House, in the entire repast, there is only one item we don’t both agree is outstanding. We also enjoy the atmosphere, with the fresh air coming in from the lively street and our gracious host attentive and friendly, but mainly leaving us to our leisure.