Whether you prefer a traditional English tea time with finger sandwiches and scones, sprinkling a new mama with cookies and cakes, or want to try a Japanese tea ritual, hosting a tea party in New Jersey can bring together friends and family. You can find tea houses all around the Garden State, where you can sample exotic teas in a soothing garden or make it a traditional one with all the proper accessories like tiered trays and china cups. Want to keep it cozy? A few places can come to you with everything for a DIY, including the china, tea, finger foods, and sweets, leaving the only thing for you to do is show up. Scroll down for many ways to have a tea party in New Jersey. And if you are looking for more spring things to do, check out our bucket list. (Photo Credit: @jadestea.time)
Here are ways to host a tea party in NJ
North Jersey Tea Party Locations
Sample 35 teas from around the world with warm scones and finger sandwiches. Reservations are recommended. They offer Sunday Brunch, private parties, and children’s parties too.
224 Fairview Avenue, Westwood, NJ 07675
History buffs will love sitting down for tea at this house, noted by the Wayne Historical Society as the first official post office dating back to 1895. There is a Young Royal Tea for the junior set, or try the Queen’s Tea, full of delicious treats.
20 Old Newark Pompton Tpke, Wayne, New Jersey 07470
This shop currently is hosting special events and private parties in their tea room, where they serve up finger sandwiches, quiche, and delicious cookies and cakes. Can’t make it for tea but still want their sweets? Order them online for a tea party at home.
86 NJ-15, Lafayette, New Jersey 07848
The weather is always nice under the glass-domed indoor garden Conservatory at the Madison Hotel. Whether you are celebrating a baby shower, special occasion, wedding, or bridal shower—they can all be held inside in this sunny, Victorian-style greenhouse setting, where you can customize your drinks, sweets, and sandwiches.
One Convent Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
Host a tea party for young ladies with tea sandwiches, mini sweets, and plenty of tea choices. Or have Mulberry House come to you—they even rent their teapots and tea stands for a pretty tea party.
415 Westfield Ave., Westfield, NJ 07090
Bring a little bit of the English countryside to your tea party in New Jersey with this very British spot. Feast on homemade pies, pastries, and desserts, and with over 50 loose teas to choose from, you’ll be hard-pressed to try more than just a cuppa. And don’t miss their buttermilk scones.
15 Perry St. Chester, NJ 07930
Whether you are looking for some afternoon tea or a full lunch, this Flemington tea room has it all with six dining rooms and 100 seats. They specialize in private parties, and their entire menu is to-go.
2 Main Street, Flemington, NJ 08822
Growing up in a household where tea was a staple drink, owner Yvette Nathalie Brown opened the Tshikovi (Chi-KO-vee) Tea House to honor her roots and bring fresh loose-leaf tea blends to everyone. Not only does she host private tea tours where she introduces clients to the tea ritual, but she also blends her own remedies and flavors.
74 Main Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Central Jersey Tea Party Locations
Try a bakery filled with tea-infused truffles, homemade seasonal-inspired scones, and cake in a cup. And in the tea room, there is a High Tea Experience, where lunch and afternoon tea are served on tiered trays.
521 Route 9, Ocean Township, NJ 08758
Jade’s Tea brings the tea party to your garden or patio with their mobile service. Sip some matcha with friends in the sunny spring weather or host a larger event like a baby or bridal shower and get everyone together to talk over tea. Teaware rentals are available too.
Any location in NJ
Step into a Victorian masterpiece voted one of New Jersey’s top ten tearooms. Enjoy clotted cream and lemon curd with an assortment of tea. And if you want to stay overnight, it is also a Bed and Breakfast.
600 Main Street, Toms River, NJ 08753
Come for afternoon tea at the cafe or bakery, or host a party at Sweet Tease. Check out the online gift gallery with novelty mugs, honey sticks, and tea accessories if you can’t make it.
604 Main Street, Belmar, NJ 07719
Tulips and roses drench every angle of the Herbary inside and out. Whether you wander into the barn, greenhouse, the grounds, or the cafe, plenty of tasty and visual treats are available. Grab a sandwich and a hot drink, and take in the scenery around you.
494 Lakewood Farmingdale Road, Howell, NJ 07731
The Parisian Tea Room in NJ is open for High Tea, Afternoon Tea, and hosting parties or events. They provide a unique, authentic French dining experience complete with a carefully curated menu and white-glove service. High Tea or Afternoon Tea is by reservations only on Saturdays and Sundays.
165 Amboy Road, Suite 723, Morganville, NJ 07751
South Jersey Tea Party Locations
For a traditional Japanese tea service, check out the Tea House on the grounds of the Company Friends Meeting House (1775). Stroll the Japanese outdoor garden, feed the koi, and enjoy a traditional sweet before sipping green tea. Japanese Tea Ceremony lessons (Urasenke) are also available for individuals and small groups.
1832 Jacksonville Jobstown Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505
This South Jersey tea house hosts afternoon tea, including Tot Tea for ages 12 years and under, and special events like a Mystery Tea and Etiquette classes. You can visit for breakfast and lunch, as well as send a comfort box full of tea and treats to a friend.
602 Station Avenue, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
Located inside the Captain’s House at the Tuckerton Seaport, Lady Magpie’s Tea & Curiosities is a tea room inspired by the Steampunk aesthetic and a desire to preserve local history. They have a constantly changing menu, freshly baked scones, homemade bread, and delicious desserts. There is a gift shop too.
Captain’s House at the Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087
Try the Marie Antoinette Tea, La Mademoiselle Tea, Cream Tea, Dessert Tea, or an adorable Children’s Tea with unlimited tea or pink lemonade. Don’t miss the fresh macarons. And Garden seating is available weather permitting.
41 S Main Street, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Themed murder mystery nights, garden parties, and afternoon tea parties are just a few of the offerings at this location. They also offer catering called the Queen’s Tea To-Go.
807 Haddon Ave. Collingswood, NJ 08108
Nothing beats the aroma of a fresh garden and a cup of Earl Grey. Whether you are celebrating a wedding, baby naming, vow renewals, or you want to enjoy cake on the patio—this tea party location is full of options. Host a garden ceremony with friends, surrounded by beautiful scenery.
260 S. Pearl Street, Clayton, NJ 08312
Where else can you go to experience themed teas with entertaining musical, historical, and theatrical presentations? The New Leaf Tea Room offers this and more, including fresh-baked scones, seasonal fruit, assorted tea sandwiches, decadent desserts, and a teapot.
606 Main Street, Riverton, NJ 08077
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