Afternoon tea is on the rise in Houston. Here's a few places to take a tasty tea break:
Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Afternoon tea served from 2-4 p.m., $36 per person for both a traditional and a "Texan" menu. 1300 Lamar, 713-650-1300; fourseasons.com/houston.
Flora & Muse
Afternoon tea served from 2-5 p.m., by reservation only. 799 Town & Country, Suite 143, 713-463-6873; floraandmuse.com.
Afternoon tea is available in Bar Malatesta, Ristorante Cavour, and in the library or conservatory, depending on the size of the party. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance, $37-$45 per person. 1080 Uptown Park, 713-418-1000; granducahouston.com.
Afternoon tea is served every Saturday afternoon from 2-4 p.m., by reservation only, $35 per person. 4100 Westheimer, 713-960-8472; kiranshouston.com.
Magnolia Tea Room
Open by appointment only, packages start at $25.99 per person. 713 Franklin, 832-727-9877; magnoliateahouse.com.
The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen
Afternoon tea is offered Tuesday through Friday, 3-5 p.m and during weekend afternoons for large groups by appointment. 2712 Richmond, 713-533-0022; thequeenvicpub.com.
Serenitea Tea Room & Gift Shop
The tea room serves breakfast, lunch and tea service Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., with private events by appointment. Afternoon tea service starts at $18.95. 13889 Southwest Freeway, 281-491-4588; sereniteatearoom.com.
The Tea Lounge is open Friday through Sunday, 3-5 p.m. by reservation only, serving children's tea ($27), traditional tea ($45) and beyond ($55). 1919 Briar Oaks, 713-403-2631; stregishoustonhotel.com.
Your Cup of Tea
Open for lunch and tea service Monday through Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tea service is $15.75, and reservations are required. 2620 Fondren, 713-334-4832; urcupoftea.com.