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10 Cozy Spots to Sip Tea in Metro Detroit

From high tea to chai.

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It's been a relatively mild winter in Michigan so far, but few things pair as well with cool, gloomy days as a good cup of tea. Whether your looking for a proper English high tea or a quick cuppa, here are 10 of the best places in Metro Detroit to order a pot.

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Cafe Con Leche

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While known for its coffee, this Detroit cafe offers a variety of teas including mate — a toasty-flavored South American tea made from the leaves and stems of the yerba mate plant.

The Whitney

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Midtown's upscale restaurant, bar, and event venue offers a posh English-style high tea Monday through Saturday by reservation. Get the full tea service treatment with mini finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, soup, and salad. Mimosas and bellinis are also available.

SocraTea

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Offering more than 60 organic teas and a warm atmosphere comfortable atmosphere, this Sugar Hill Arts District tea shop is the perfect place to drop by on a winter day. Vegan, gluten-free, and Sister Pie-made baked goods pair well with the reasonably-priced pots.

Detroit Vintage

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This cozy weekends-only cafe off Eight Mile is filled with an array of comfy chairs and couches. The selection of 20 teas is served in mismatched tea pots and cups with a sides of cake or cookies.

Purple Door Tea Room

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This elegant English-inspired shop offers afternoon high tea in a cozy and quiet setting, complete with finger sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries, and of course, gourmet teas by the pot.

The Red Hook

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Where other cafe chai's border on the edge of too sweet, Red Hook's offers the right balance of sweet and spicy and goes well with a Pinwheel Bakery scone or macaron.

Goldfish Tea

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Gold Fish Tea offers 40 different options including loose leaf and bubble teas in a quite, secluded atmosphere. Individual timers ensure you get the perfect steep for loose leaf selections. Add more hot water, grab a board game, and make it an afternoon.

Eli Tea Bar

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Featuring more than 70 different loose leaf and herbal teas as well as various all-natural preparations, Eli Tea Bar can be intimidating for tea newbies. Thankfully, the menu breaks selections down into rarity and cupsize, and the friendly staff is happy to help make suggestions.

The Townsend Hotel

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The Townsend Hotel offers a classic afternoon tea service with dainty china, white table cloths, and a spread of finger sandwiches, scones, and other miniature pastries. For those who like their tea with a snifter of whiskey there's also a boozy "gentleman's" option that comes with flights of wine, bourbon, and beer. Call ahead to book a reservation.

Mad Hatter Bar

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Tiers of delectable finger sandwiches and scones compliment “bottomless” pots of tea in this whimsical bistro. The Holiday, a black tea spiced with citrus, almond, clove and cinnamon, is perfect for the winter months.

Cafe Con Leche

While known for its coffee, this Detroit cafe offers a variety of teas including mate — a toasty-flavored South American tea made from the leaves and stems of the yerba mate plant.

The Whitney

Midtown's upscale restaurant, bar, and event venue offers a posh English-style high tea Monday through Saturday by reservation. Get the full tea service treatment with mini finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, soup, and salad. Mimosas and bellinis are also available.

SocraTea

Offering more than 60 organic teas and a warm atmosphere comfortable atmosphere, this Sugar Hill Arts District tea shop is the perfect place to drop by on a winter day. Vegan, gluten-free, and Sister Pie-made baked goods pair well with the reasonably-priced pots.

Detroit Vintage

This cozy weekends-only cafe off Eight Mile is filled with an array of comfy chairs and couches. The selection of 20 teas is served in mismatched tea pots and cups with a sides of cake or cookies.

Purple Door Tea Room

This elegant English-inspired shop offers afternoon high tea in a cozy and quiet setting, complete with finger sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries, and of course, gourmet teas by the pot.

The Red Hook

Where other cafe chai's border on the edge of too sweet, Red Hook's offers the right balance of sweet and spicy and goes well with a Pinwheel Bakery scone or macaron.

Goldfish Tea

Gold Fish Tea offers 40 different options including loose leaf and bubble teas in a quite, secluded atmosphere. Individual timers ensure you get the perfect steep for loose leaf selections. Add more hot water, grab a board game, and make it an afternoon.

Eli Tea Bar

Featuring more than 70 different loose leaf and herbal teas as well as various all-natural preparations, Eli Tea Bar can be intimidating for tea newbies. Thankfully, the menu breaks selections down into rarity and cupsize, and the friendly staff is happy to help make suggestions.

The Townsend Hotel

The Townsend Hotel offers a classic afternoon tea service with dainty china, white table cloths, and a spread of finger sandwiches, scones, and other miniature pastries. For those who like their tea with a snifter of whiskey there's also a boozy "gentleman's" option that comes with flights of wine, bourbon, and beer. Call ahead to book a reservation.

Mad Hatter Bar

Tiers of delectable finger sandwiches and scones compliment “bottomless” pots of tea in this whimsical bistro. The Holiday, a black tea spiced with citrus, almond, clove and cinnamon, is perfect for the winter months.

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