Where: Belmar, NJ Style: Pretty cafe Tea Selection: 1 prepared tea at afternoon tea; 50+ loose leaf teas in shop Teatimes: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 to 3; Sunday 11 to 2 Reservations: 24-hour notice Contact: 732-722-8030 Cost: $30 Afternoon Tea; $20 Child’s Afternoon Tea Destination Tea Tips: We recommend requesting a second tea when you reach the scone course if you’d like to sample others from Sweet Tease’s vast selection. Also, if your child would like to enjoy the full adult afternoon tea, make sure to specify this in your reservation.
Destination Tea Notes: Afternoon tea at Sweet Tease is a leisurely affair made special with beautiful teacups and homemade goodies. The eye alights upon creative design elements from embossed tabletops to multi-colored fabric streamers as we walk back to the cozy, private room near the kitchen for our afternoon tea. Her tone sweetly gracious, our server is accommodating and informative throughout the meal. Our only tweak to this satisfying tea service would be that Sweet Tease invites guests to choose from the tearoom’s impressive tea selection, rather than pre-choosing one tea for the bottomless pot of tea. Don’t hide your (tea) light under a bushel!