Where: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Style: French-inspired modern
Tea Selection: 30+ loose leaf teas imported from France
Teatimes: Sunday to Friday 11:30 to 9:30; Saturday 11:30 to 10
Reservations: Walk-ins welcome
Cost: $28 Afternoon Tea for 1 ($27 for 2; $26 for 3; $25 for 5)
Destination Tea Tips: Reservations are not required, but if you have a larger party, we recommend calling ahead. The menu also offers brunch and dessert options for your tea friends who’d like something other than the afternoon tea menu.
Prices and teatimes are subject to change. Please see our Virginia afternoon tea directory for the latest details.
Destination Tea Notes: Originating out of Queens’ Chinatown in Downtown Flushing in 2014, Prince Tea House has quickly expanded in less than ten years, now with seven NYC teahouses, and franchise locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia (see your state directory to find the one near you). The self-described Asian-European teahouses are founded on passion for “the environment, organic desserts, and exceptionally harvested teas.” Upon arriving, we appreciated the transformation from strip mall exterior to fancier interior. At our tea, we found perfectly prepared, fragrant teas and delicious, freshly made desserts, and a first in our afternoon tea experience: jasmine milk tea served hot in a teapot (the girls loved it). We are hoping that the delays in service were because we were a larger party (of nine) on the Saturday before Christmas. Although we had reserved our afternoon tea the month prior and received a text confirmation the day of, it was 20 minutes before anyone came to take our tea order, and 50 minutes by the time everyone in the group had received her pot of tea. Overall, we think Prince Tea Houses would be ideal for an impromptu, affordable afternoon tea that fits all schedules as they uniquely offer afternoon tea from morning to night.
Scones & Spreads, Savories and Sweets
Afternoon tea guests at Prince Tea House are asked to allow themselves one and a half hours at their table. Perhaps because our food and drink had been delayed, we were not rushed out. We saw more of our servers towards the end of the meal, as the teahouse emptied in the late afternoon, and they were gracious and asking if we needed anything.