Where: College Park, Orlando, Florida Style: Casual neighborhood cafe Tea Selection: 75 loose leaf teas Teatimes: Monday to Saturday 9-9, Sunday 11-6 Reservations: Walk-ins welcome; Reservations required for parties of 10 or more Contact: 407-999-5255 Cost: $16 Afternoon Tea Destination Tea Tips: Allow yourself time to browse, as Infusion Tea houses local and global gift shop The Arts Co-op, in addition to its loose leaf teas and a selection of tea accoutrements for sale.
Destination Tea Notes: The casual, laid-back vibe at Infusion Tea’s afternoon tea would nicely suit book clubs or moms groups who could “come as you are” for a spot of tea and a bite to eat. You do have to go back to the counter after your tea and curate are served if you need anything more, but the staff is friendly and happy to accommodate. The strengths of this tea service are the vast tea selection and the savories course, unsurprising given the cafe’s plentiful menu of tasty, creative and organic sandwiches, salads, soups, tacos, pizzas, quinoa bowls and wraps. This makes Infusion Tea a relaxed, affordable afternoon tea spot for families, where Dad or the kids can also supplement the tea meal with items from the lunch menu if they like. Below we mention a few adjustments that could be made to make this afternoon tea a neighborhood favorite, though it’s clear that Infusion Tea is already a social hub in the College Park community. When we visit on a Small Business Saturday, Infusion Tea is hosting local vendors in outdoor pop-up booths as part of College Park’s Sip, Shop & Stroll event, raising funds for local civic projects. This is the kind of place we like to patronize.