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Where to Book Holiday Tea in Dallas-Fort Worth

Warm up a wintry afternoon with seasonally inspired teas, bites, and Champagne.
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Raise a teacup to this tasty tradition. And be sure to check back soon — we’ll be updating this list as new festive menus roll in throughout the season.

The French Room at The Adolphus

The Adolphus Hotel Tea
Tea at the Adolphus Hotel. (courtesy)

Destination: Downtown Dallas
Holiday Tea: November 29 – December 29
Wednesdays – Sundays, 11:30 a.m. | $65/person

Holiday Tea at the Adolphus is a beloved Dallas tradition, and rightfully so. The French Room’s stunning interior, painted in creams, whites, and golds, is a fitting location for a glamorous winter gathering. Elaborate decorations and holiday music set the scene in the ever-bustling dining room, where guests sip Champagne and exclusive tea blends from local purveyor Zatki. The three-course menu includes tea sandwiches, scones, and pastries. Executive pastry chef, Ruben Toraño, crafts dishes with seasonal notes such as eggnog, gingerbread, and candy cane. These coveted reservations book up fast, so don’t hesitate to call.

Call 214-651-3615 to make reservations. 

Tea at Taschen, The Joule Dallas

Tea at Taschen, courtesy

Destination: Downtown Dallas
Holiday Teas: December 15 and December 22
Sundays, 2:30 pm | $79/person

The Taschen Library at The Joule is an elegantly contemporary setting for an afternoon tea thanks to a backdrop of carefully curated coffee table books. Their weekly Sunday tea service commences with three blends (Moroccan mint green tea, silk road blend, and strawberry goji oolong). A savory course includes an apricot jam-adorned Brie tartlet, avocado toast points with crispy prosciutto, a smoked salmon macaron, and other inspired finger foods. The sweet course rounds out the experience with a banana chai bar, espresso mocha profiterole, and more. Insider tip: Jump-start your holiday shopping with a $10 credit toward book after your tea service. Details for the two upcoming holiday teas to come.

Make your reservations here

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens

Holiday tea at the Dallas Arboretum. (courtesy)

Destination: Old East Dallas
Holiday Tea: November 29 – January 3
Daily Seatings at 11 am and 2 pm | Starts at $49/person

The Arboretum’s tea experience, like its decor, shifts to a holiday focus after Thanksgiving. Teas include wintry notes: Apple Spice and Peach Cinnamon Hibiscus, for example. The first course is a roasted chestnut soup with a cheese wafer topping, followed by a selection of sandwiches, including rich, savory options like herbed cream cheese on Belgian endive and smoked salmon mousse. The final dessert course includes scones and spreads as well as traditional wintertime pastries, like pecan tarts. And with a daily service, it’s effortless to pencil in this family-friendly tea during Christmas break.

Make your reservations here

The Ashton Hotel

the ashton fort worth

Destination: Fort Worth
Holiday Tea: November 29 – December 29
Thursdays – Sundays, 2 to 4 pm | Starts at $50/person

The Ashton, a Fort Worth gem, is the city’s only historical boutique hotel. The interior offers a charming backdrop for an afternoon tea, which leans towards a traditional English tea. Guests begin with a complimentary flute of chilled Champagne and a selection of seasonal tea blends. The four-course experience begins with a roasted asparagus soup with crème fraiche, followed by winter-inspired tea sandwiches. To round out the menu: apricot and white chocolate scones with Devonshire cream and lemon curd. In all, this tea is decidedly heartier than your average tea spread of finger sandwiches and fruit tarts.

Make your reservations here

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