Florida Is for [Afternoon Tea] Lovers

Whew and wowza! Floridians, it would seem, love their afternoon tea. After researching and reaching out to Florida’s dozens of afternoon tea venues (past and present), we are ready to serve up Destination Tea’s new Florida afternoon tea directory, fresh from the oven. With more than 65 afternoon tea venues, this state is boasting double or triple the number of destination tea possibilities, compared to its neighbors. One thing is certain. High temperatures do not stand in the way of the afternoon tea-goer. Hear, hear!

Tea World Cafe and Tea Room in Titusville, FL.
Photo courtesy of Tea World Cafe and Tea Room in Titusville, FL.

Florida’s afternoon tea venues are as diverse as its population, including upscale hotels, museum cafes and Japanese gardens, historic homes and B&B’s, bakeries, teahouses, tearooms, restaurants, a quilt shop and a mega resort (bet you can guess which). Uniquely, you will also find two tea rooms that — harkening back to a custom from the early 1900s — host their afternoon teas as a means of raising funds for a charity. Love this.

Vizcaya Museum's Cafe & Shop, where tea is served on the terrace, in Miami, FL.
Photo courtesy of Vizcaya Museum’s Cafe & Shop, where tea is served on the terrace, in Miami, FL.

Whether you are a Floridian or an incoming tourist, we’re thinking no spring or summer break is complete without at least one destination tea in the itinerary. In service of this important goal, we hope you find the new directory a useful tool, and welcome any feedback. Happy afternoon tea travels!

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

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