Destination Tea: Bubble & Co. Tea Bar

Update: In 2021, Bubble & Co. Tea Bar moved to a new location in Maitland, FL.

Where:  Orlando, Florida
Style:  Modern chic
Tea Selection:  17 organic loose leaf teas
Teatimes:  Saturday to Sunday 10:30-4:30
Reservations:  48-hour notice
Contact:  407-751-7340
Cost:  $25 High Tea Brunch
Destination Tea Tips:
  Bubble & Co. launched their app this year, through which you can earn rewards and stay current on their latest offerings.

Prices and teatimes are subject to change. Please see our Florida afternoon tea directory for the latest details.

exterior Bubble & Co. Tea Bar afternoon tea

Destination Tea Notes: East meets West at Bubble & Co.’s “high tea brunch.” Firstly, this is not your everyday bubble tea shop. Here the cups and straws are biodegradable, organic loose-leaf teas and real fruits replace powders and artificial flavorings, and the British-inspired tea menu is made fresh on premises. Furnished with sleek glossy tables, geometric pendants and floor-to-ceiling framed mirrors, Bubble & Co. is Instagram-ready, but this business goes beyond good looks. Manager Tony Blocker enthuses that Bubble & Co. operates by an eco-conscious ethos and strives to create community, for example, by encouraging customers to post an uplifting message on their wishing tree wall and share a message they find there on social media.  We especially appreciate that a Millennial-run tea shop offers an afternoon tea service, connecting the past to the future by introducing the custom to younger generations.

interior Bubble & Co. Tea Bar afternoon tea
Long high-top table set for our tea
Bubble & Co. Tea Bar afternoon tea
Lovely presentation – “Welcome to Your Tea Time”
interior Bubble & Co. Tea Bar afternoon tea
We go to the tea counter to give our tea choices.

Tea Service

menu Bubble & Co. Tea Bar afternoon tea
A tempting variety of black, green, white and herbal tea choices.
loose leaf tea Bubble & Co. Tea Bar afternoon tea
We choose two caffeine-free tisanes by Art of Tea: Vanilla Berry Truffle – a rooibos with hibiscus, black currants and white chocolate and Lemon Meringue – a green rooibos with orange peel, rose petals and cornflowers. We already know we love these teas, which are served steeping in beautiful floral china teapots, to be strained at the table into modern glass mugs.

Scones & Spreads, Savories and Sweets

afternoon tea tray Bubble & Co. Tea Bar afternoon tea
Silver three-tiered tray holds our teatime goodies.
tea sandwiches at Bubble & Co. Tea Bar afternoon tea
Served on fresh bread from Whole Foods, the tea sandwiches include dill and smoked salmon, chives and cucumber, and strawberry with sweet cream. Nicely sized, these finger sandwiches disappear quickly, and we remark at the freshness of the strawberries.
scones and quiche Bubble & Co. Tea Bar afternoon tea
Homemade clotted cream is served with airy scones and preserves. The homemade quiches are egg and spinach.
dessert at afternoon tea Bubble & Co. Tea Bar
Dessert is a selection of homemade fruit tarts, including a decadent chocolate tart and Angela’s favorite, a zesty key lime tart. The meal is finished with two chillers: salted caramel and oreo (not pictured).
post-it positivity wall at Bubble & Co. Tea Bar afternoon tea
Our note on the inspirational wishing wall says, “Grandma, you would have loved it here.”
Tea Voyageuse, discovering the world of afternoon tea, based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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