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Having afternoon tea can be the most relaxing thing to do, either with company or just for good old, “me time.” In San Diego, there are a good number of places to have afternoon tea, offering excellent brews and delicious snacks to pair. 

San Diego is teeming with great places for an English-style afternoon tea.

Eater San Diego rounded up the best places for afternoon tea in the San Diego area. In their list, they mentioned about the great brews, elegant interiors, and delicious pastries and sandwiches that shout English luxury tea experience.

“Today, tearooms and hotels throughout San Diego offer variations of this centuries-old tradition, not to be confused with “high tea”, which is what the servants of large, Downtown Abbey style houses would eat at around 6 p.m. From a classic “cream tea” of scones, jam and clotted cream in rustic tea shoppes, to gilt-edged afternoon teas with dainty finger “soldier” sandwiches and petite pastries accented with a glass of champagne.”

Check out their list here.

Traditional Tea

Pacific San Diego also came up with their list of places to have afternoon tea. The Coral Tree Tea Room is one of the areas that topped their list.

“If you’re looking to get into the character of a fanciful tea-drinking lady, this is the spot to do so. They offer old-school style hats and headbands to accentuate the out-to-tea experience. We like the afternoon tea special complete with assorted tea sandwiches, warm savories, petite desserts, and fresh baked scones.”

Read the rest of the list here.

Tea time with littles

Parenting website Red Tricycle meanwhile shared a list of tea places in and around San Diego where little misses can have their dose of a Royal Afternoon Tea experience. Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe and Afternoon Tea are one of the tea places mentioned on their list. City Of San Diego

“Located in Little Italy and run by Brits, a visit to Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe is like a trip overseas without the expensive airfare. Pint-sized tea aficionados will love the Children’s Tea once they realize they can choose between the Harry Potter theme or the Princess Theme––and each comes with their respective wand. And, if your little one is more about the experience than the tea itself, she can opt for a Cadbury hot chocolate instead.”

The rest of the slideshow can be viewed here.

Afternoon tea can indeed be a great experience when in San Diego.

Here’s a video of an afternoon tea experience in Coral Tree Tea House in San Diego.

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