While Boston was the site of the most famous tea party in history, it’s certainly not one we’d want to recreate in modern times! Instead, host your own, more glamorous Boston Tea Party at the Courtyard Tea Room, tucked away inside the beautiful Boston Public Library. With stunning views and delicious food and drinks, it’s an unforgettable tea-time experience.
Located inside the McKim Building of the Public Library, the Courtyard Tea Room overlooks an ornate Italianate courtyard, which is an architectural and historical marvel within itself.
Once inside the tea room, you’ll be greeted to a light and airy atmosphere, perfectly suited for a Sunday afternoon tea. While the dress code is smart casual, guests are encouraged to live their best lives and dress up, with sun hats and florals galore! (Full disclaimer: we’re the ones encouraging that.)
On the menu, you’ll find that the afternoon tea consists of a prix fixe menu of finely crafted soups, sandwiches, and delicate sweets and scones to pair with your teas. On the weekends, they even include sparkling beverages in their Copley Tea selection.
Ready to take it one step further? The Tea Room also offers tea-infused cocktails inspired by literary classics such as “Tequila Mockingbird” (with blood orange-infused tequila) and “Dorian Grey” (featuring blue flower Earl Grey tea). Truly, what’s more elegant than sipping a fancy cocktail in a historical library?
The Courtyard Tea Room is now accepting reservations of up to 6 guests at their three 90-minute sittings. You can make a reservations at their website.
[featured image: librarytea.com/courtyard]