Where: Boston, Massachusetts Style: Traditional Tea Selection: 9 loose leaf teas by Palais des Thés Teatimes: Daily, 2:30-4:30 Reservations: 24-hour notice Contact: 617-856-7744 Cost: $60 Champagne Tea; $50 Afternoon Tea Destination Tea Tips: Find Rowes Wharf Sea Grille either by traversing the lobby of the Boston Harbor Hotel, or through the harbor-facing entrance of the hotel, via the waterfront boardwalk.
Destination Tea Notes: Afternoon tea is done very well at Boston Harbor Hotel’s Rowes Wharf Sea Grille, whose deep ocean blue, cream and wood-toned decor creates an ideal environment for a ladies-and-gentlemen tea. Having arrived early for our teatime, we start on the scenic wharf patio where my husband enjoys a pint of craft beer and a bowl of chowder. We then are led to our prepared table inside the quiet restaurant for a relaxed, scrumptious afternoon tea. You might expect a certain stuffiness at a historic luxury hotel such as this, but rather we find the atmosphere and service to be all the things we like in an upper class establishment: attentive, refined and gracious.