This article was written by Jessica Te, SJtoday’s editorial intern.
Let’s get this par-tea started. From fairytale tea time to loose leaf emporiums, these hot spots will prepare you for your own Mad Tea Party.
Now, let’s put the kettle on and welcome these four must-visit South Bay teahouse locations.
🫖 Lisa’s Tea Treasures, 305 S. Winchester Blvd., Ste. 110, Campbell
Find your happily ever after… This fairytale-themed teahouse’s Victorian decor and English sandwiches + sweets are inspired by famous storybook fables. The “Cinderella Scone” and “Prince Charming’s Delight” are just a few of the menu’s fantastical items to make guests feel like royal-tea.
🫖 K Cafe Patisserie & Tea House, 923 Bascom Ave., San Jose
We’ve previously covered this Instagram-worthy cafe, but beside its floral ambience, it’s also a popular tea party venue. If you’re feeling fancy, try the three-hour, High Tea service at your next private event — just be sure to book well in advance to secure a spot.
🫖 Tyme For Tea & Co, 37501 Niles Blvd., Fremont
If you’re searching for assorted selections of fine teas, this is the place to be — offering a stacked menu of black, blended, white, rooibos, green, herbal, and decaf tea options. Don’t forget to make reservations ahead of time and browse the antiques + collectibles as you wait.
🫖 Steepers, 346 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell
Loose leaf ingredients for your favorite brews... This in-person + online specialty store sells over 200 types of tea + brewing accessories, including teapots and infusers. Guests can purchase ingredients — including rooibos, fruits, herbs + spices — or have a cup of freshly-steeped tea on the spot. Tea enthusiasts are invited to bring their own containers.
Let us know — what are your favorite South Bay tea experiences?