Downton Abbey Tea Finery

We knew that American tea friends across the country would come out in style for the new Downton Abbey film and celebratory tea parties. And we were not disappointed! It’s unsurprising, because there’s definite crossover between afternoon tea enthusiasts and history buffs…and people who show up in a serious way to a costume party. At least that’s what our officially unofficial “Downtown Abbey Tea-Goer Diagram” proves.

Diagram of crossover between History Buffs, Afternoon Tea-Goers, Costume Party People

Virtual Tour of Downton Abbey Teas

We loved admiring the photos tearooms and movie-goers posted to social media as Downton Abbey fans came out en force in their period regalia. Many tearoom staffs even got in the spirit, dressing in the “downstairs” livery of Downton footmen and cooks. Special admiration to the hosts and hostesses who — on top of organizing a delicious themed afternoon tea — costumed themselves to set the scene. Take a gander at our favorite pics from Downton Abbey tea parties and festivities from coast to coast.

Love this idea - table of Crawley family photos
[Photo Credit:  Sweet Peas Tea Room - Battle Ground, WA]
Love this idea – table of Crawley family photos
[Photo Credit: Sweet Peas Tea Room – Battle Ground, WA]
[Photo Credit: The Secret Garden Tea Room & Gift Shop – Sumner, WA]
[Photo Credit:  The White Heron Tea & Gifts - Clermont, FL]
Kelly Hackman, Owner
[Photo Credit: The White Heron Tea & Gifts – New Port Richey, FL]
Kelly Hackman, Owner
[Photo Credit:  The Cosy Cupboard - Convent Station, NJ]
[Photo Credit: The Cosy Cupboard – Convent Station, NJ]
Orchard Rose Tearoom at Rose Hip Barn - Thornton, PA
[Photo Credit:  Karen Donnelly of Greenhalgh Tea (left) and Kathleen Rogers of Set to A Tea (driving)]
Orchard Rose Tearoom at Rose Hip Barn – Thornton, PA
[Photo Credit: Karen Donnelly of Greenhalgh Tea (left) and Kathleen Rogers of Set to A Tea (driving)]
[Photo Credit: English Rose Tea Room - Carefree, AZ]
[Photo Credit: English Rose Tea Room – Carefree, AZ]
The Whitney - Detroit, MI
[Photo Credit: The Whitney's Tea Lady Phyllis Barkey, center]
The Whitney – Detroit, MI
[Photo Credit: The Whitney’s Tea Lady Phyllis Barkey, center]
[Photo Credit:  The Cosy Cupboard - Convent Station, NJ]
[Photo Credit: The Cosy Cupboard – Convent Station, NJ]
[Photo Credit:  Nutty Duchess Tearoom - Collingswood, NJ]
[Photo Credit: Nutty Duchess Tearoom – Collingswood, NJ]
[Photo Credit:  Tina’s Traditional Old English Tea Room & Tavern - Carmel, IN]
[Photo Credit: Tina’s Traditional Old English Tea Room & Tavern – Carmel, IN]
[Photo Credit:  Memory Lane Tea Room & Gift Shop - Owasso, OK]
[Photo Credit: Memory Lane Tea Room & Gift Shop – Owasso, OK]
[Photo Credit:  Capital Tea - Denver, CO]
[Photo Credit: Capital Tea – Denver, CO]
Waldorf Astoria Buckhead Atlanta, GA
[Hello from Destination Tea's Angela on the top step!]
Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead, GA
[Hello from Destination Tea’s Angela on the top step!]
[Photo Credit:  Ruthmere Museum - Elkhart, IN]
[Photo Credit: Ruthmere Museum – Elkhart, IN]
[Photo Credit:  All Things Tea - Camarillo, CA]
Donna Kashola, Owner
[Photo Credit: All Things Tea – Camarillo, CA]
Donna Kashola, Owner
[Photo Credit:  The Secret Garden Tea Room & Gift Shop - Sumner, WA]
[Photo Credit: The Secret Garden Tea Room & Gift Shop – Sumner, WA]
The London Tea Room - St. Louis, MO
[Photo credit:  Kris Stevens (on right)]
The London Tea Room – St. Louis, MO
[Photo credit: Kris Stevens (on right)]
[Photo Credit:  Sassafras Tea Room - Greenwood, IN]
Cheri Lutz, Owner (left)
[Photo Credit: Sassafras Tea Room – Greenwood, IN]
Cheri Lutz, Owner (left)
Cinemark Federal Way & XD - Federal Way, WA
[Photo Credit: Madelon Moore]
Cinemark Federal Way & XD – Federal Way, WA
[Photo Credit: Madelon Moore]

More Downton Abbey Teas Scheduled

If this post has you wanting to pull out your tea gloves and pearls, fret not! Several tearooms are offering Downton Abbey afternoon tea menus in October and November. As we become aware of them, we’ll continue to update our Downton Abbey teatime listing. Or, reference our highly-likely-statistically-accurate Venn diagram above to identify friends who’d jump at the chance to dress in early 1900’s style, and book your own teatime at an afternoon tea venue near you.

DestinationTea
Tea Voyageuse, discovering the world of afternoon tea, based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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