KYOTO, JAPAN - JANUARY 12: (JAPANESE TABLOIDS OUT) Tea-ceremony dishes is seen during the teahouse entertainment at a restaurant on January 12, 2006 in Kyoto, Japan. With the release of a hollywood movie "Sayuri" based on the best-seller "Memoirs of a Geisha", attention to Geisha's has drawn worldwide attention. The ancient city of Kyoto attracts the largest number of visitors in Japan and the number of visitors to Kyoto has been increasing every year. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

With the days of summer winding down, kids will be back in school meaning parents it’s okay for you to take some time and relax and what better way to do that than by hitting up one of New Jersey’s many local tea houses. Though they really are an anyone’s spot because it’s a good chance to catch up with friends or family, but you can also use it as a relaxing spot to get away from the technology of today with everyone glued to their smartphone or computer it’s hard to connect in person. So, let’s go over 8 of the amazing locations in New Jersey where the tea won’t stop coming.

  • High SocieTea House – Wayne, NJ

    Located in a historic part of Wayne, High SocieTea, is created as being the first official post office that was established in 1895. Guests are greeted with their very own tea pot to enjoy as they chat with friends and rediscover the lost art of communication. As for food, the kitchen offers a variety of fresh and organic foods all of which are locally sourced. So, with decent drinks and good food you and your friends will all be caught up in no time.

  • Tshikovi Tea House – Phillipsburg, NJ

    Here is a tea shop with a twist as the owners of Tshikovi Tea House in Phillipsburg have put a more modern approach to the business. Being centered around Women of Color as Yvette Natalie Brown’s found several inspirations from those around her and those important to the culture. Turing her loose leaf-based tea blends into a true mix of modern culture and ancient tradition. 

  • Lorraine’s Cake Shoppe & Tea Room – Lafayette, NJ

    If you choose cake as your favorite treat to have with tea, either you know your away around a tea shop or you really love cake. Well no matter which way you look at it, Lorraine’s Cake Shoppe & Tea room will have you getting your cake and eating it too like you. Though cake isn’t the only treat on the menu, cookies and macarons to accompany tea are also a valid choice. The tea room is sadly closed as of right now, but tea can still be brought to you at special parties or events. 

  • Prince Tea House – Princeton, NJ

    Moving more towards Central New Jersey the Prince Tea House in Princeton really goes above and beyond mixing both European and Asian tea styles and blending them together for a magical experience. With over 100 different variations you could visit this place every day and never get tired of the amazing green, oolong and milk teas being offered as well as many other fruit teas. While exploring the menu you could also help yourself to some Asian boba and matcha mille cakes. 

  • Teaberry’s Tea Room – Flemington, NJ

    Built in one of the oldest homes in Flemington, this old Victorian style home resides Teaberry’s Tea Room where owners Susan and Sarah Peterson describe it as a way to escape from reality at least for a little bit as guests can relax enjoy some tea from a local mother daughter operated business. So, if you’re looking to really connect with the Tradition of having tea with friends, Susan and Sarah are waiting for you. 

  • Boukakuan Japanese Tea House & Garden – Mansfield, N

    Having experienced a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony before I can say the feeling you get to be enriched in a culture is amazing. So, while this location may not be like other tea houses, it’s certainly not one you’ll want to skip on as they offer lessons, off-site demonstrations of how to the complex nature of a Japanese tea ceremony. So, if you wish to visit make sure you feed the koi before being served Japanese confection’s like Wagashi. 

  • Nutty Duchess Tea Room – Collingswood, NJ

    One of the only locations that took the concept of Tea Rooms and made it To-Go as the Nutty Duchess opened a catering service over the course of the Pandemic. Bring tea, teapots, treats and any other material needed right to you. They also offer special themed events such as Murder Mystery, Bribal and Baby showers as well as the more traditional tea parties. So, if you’re looking to sip tea while looking for the murderer, check out this local Jersey hot spot. 

  • Mathis House – Toms River, NJ

    Last but not least on our tea drinking escapade there is this local Jersey bed and breakfast, which makes sure your stay is a relaxing one with their tea room all residing in a Victorian era aesthetic. So, while you could make this a one-day visit, why not bring the whole family for a weekend trip as you read and drink tea in a lavish parlor 

    We hope you enjoyed this list of Tea, Treats and more as we explore all of the fantastic local business that make New Jersey one of the best places to live.   

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