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5 Must-Try Tea Experiences in Phoenix and Scottsdale

Aitana Yvette Mallari | January 20, 2017 | Best of The Best Features

Whether you've just been introduced to tea or just want to take a break from coffee beans, here are five places in the Valley ranging from the traditional to the inventive.
Photo courtesy of The Phoenician
Lobby Tea Court at the Phoenician

Sophisticated timeouts happen daily from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Lobby Tea Court. Enjoy Full Tea for $42 per person, complete with fresh baked scones and finger sandwiches, or upgrade to Grand Royal Tea ($70 per person) and add Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut Champagne—perfect for enjoying live music. Reservation required. 6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, 480.423.2530


Don’t forget to bring the camera—tea is prepared like gourmet coffee in this Instagram-worthy café. The concentrated, thicker consistencies allow patrons to get caffeinated without worrying about the crash while keeping coffee shop elements like latte art. 7033 E. Main Street, Suite 100, Scottsdale, 917.710.5748

Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen

Take a sip and feast your eyes on the desert horizon at the Hyatt Andaz Scottsdale Resort and Spa. This resto puts a modern spin on an ancient drink, steeping flavorful flights to perfection and serving them in test tubes. 6114 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 480.214.4622

Souvia Tea

There is a library of over 140 different teas and herbs at this zen location. The owners take into account everything from the harvesting process to the specific water temperatures to the vessel in which it's served in order to craft the best-tasting cups. Most teas are organic, and there's always something new to sample. Don't know where to start? 'Tea 101' classes are available to those who want to broaden their tea knowledge through hands-on experiences--plus students always have something special to take home after each lesson! 15414 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, 602.938.1216

High Tea at the Arizona Biltmore

To experience an authentic English High Tea without the jetlag, look no further than the sunroom. Guests are presented with an eclectic selection of black, green, white and herbal teas as well as scrumptious sandwiches. Gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free and vegan menu options are also available. $50 per person. 2400 E. Missouri Ave, Phoenix, 602.955.6600


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