Vacation is a time to try new things, but there are moments where you simply need the comfort of daily traditions, such as tea time. Even if tea time isn’t part of your daily routine at home, make a special occasion of it while on vacation in Orlando. The time spent sipping tea may offer an opportunity to reflect on your time off or meditate on thoughts or plans you have for the future. The best part about tea time in Orlando is our diverse cultures and how they impart flavor onto tea time, so there is a tasty, relaxing way to try something new within an old tradition.
420 E. Church St., Orlando, FL
Let’s start with Orlando’s style of traditional tea with a modern, Floridian twist. The Tea Room Experience offers a cozy place filled with fanciful tea cups and teas, and a menu appropriate for a light meal with your afternoon (or midday) tea. The Tea Room Experience does draw on Orlando’s general vacation appeal by hosting themed parties throughout the year. Visit their website for menus and a list of tea selections chosen by their certified tea sommelier. If you’re in Orlando for a special occasion, The Tea Room Experience hosts special intimate events and small parties in their modern vintage tea room.
1600 Edgewater Dr., Orlando, FL 32804
Vegetarians and tea lovers will delight in this quaint and hip location. All of the popular and rare teas here are brewed from whole leaves to impart the tea’s full oils and aroma into each cup. The menu features classic options expected during a traditional afternoon tea break with options big enough for a meal. Everything is vegetarian and everything can be made vegan or gluten free for no extra charge. The tea menu enlightens your senses with options like Pineapple Bliss, a Japanese green tea infused with pineapple, papaya, and blue cornflower; or Weekend in Provénce, a rooibos combined with lavender, rose, and elderberry—a customer and employee favorite. Speaking of the employees and this employer, the curation of teas reflects the business owner’s values of giving back. Orlando native Christina Cowherd started Infusion Tea in 2004 after serving in the Peace Corps. She stocks the store only with ethically sourced and conscientiously grown teas. A portion of all profits go to serve Faith Project International, a missionary that builds stoves and improves the health of the Maya in Guatemala.
714 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL 32803
This popular Chinese franchise opened its first US location on the outskirts of Orlando’s Little Saigon neighborhood. Here tea masters focus on freshness as they believe it is the key ingredient to a quality product and experience. Each order is made freshly, so expect to wait about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the volume of customers. ROYALTEA focuses more on Asian influence when it comes to tea. Their menu reflects the strong roots to its franchise chain in China. Fresh brewed teas are infused with the freshest fruits in season. Their signature drink is the cheese mousse tea. Second favorite is the Royal Bubble Tea. Orlandonians have a unique love for bubble tea and a large Asian community, so you’ll find this option at many places. Uji matcha tea are also brewed here and is featured in house-made desserts such as matcha crème brulée.
1051 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789
As the name suggest, this tea room has a heavy Thai influence. KrungThep is an alternative name for the Thai capital city, Bangkok. Here tea masters take their time to brew you a fresh cup (or pot) of tea, which you can order hot or cold. The tea menu has a delectable and apothecary approach which can be seen in the description for its hibiscus tea that helps support a healthy heart and lowers cholesterol. Then there are award-winning selections such as Lychee Peach, Passion Fruit Jasmine, and White Coconut Crème that highlight Thai influences. Speaking of influences, the food menu, a fascinating list of sandwich creations and naked sandwiches (aka salads), is rich with Thai favorites. You’ll find green curry, tomyum goong, pa-nang, larb, and satya satay. Last but definitely not least, KrungThep features a fanciful dessert menu that begs for second serving of tea.
TEA AT ROSEN INN INTERNATIONAL
You can enjoy tea time in your guestroom. Our amenities make it easy to enjoy a hot cup of freshly steeped tea for tea time any time. An assortment of treats in Lite Bite add the perfect snack. Our low rates will leave you with more downtime for tea time. Click the button at the top of this page to find out more or call us at 407-996-1600.