Keep your hands warm and stomachs full this chilly New England fall and winter by visiting some of the state's finest tea houses, parlors, and cafes. Below are five destinations that make trekking through the snow worth it!
1. True Brew Barista
Located in NH's capitol city, True Brew Barista specializes in tea, coffee, and unique alcoholic beverages. You will stay toasty and warm in the urban eclectic atmosphere, made-up of mismatched couches and local artwork. It may be tough to choose from the wide array of beverage options, but each one is equally delicious.
3 Bicentennial Square, Concord, NH | (603) 225-2776 | www.truebrewbarista.com
2. Silver Fountain Inn & Tea Parlor
If you are in search of a memorable experience, visit the Silver Fountain Inn & Tea Parlor in Dover. Travel back in time by attending events and luncheons themed after the speakeasys of the Prohibition Era, Downtown Abbey, and even the 1950's Sock Hop age. The venue additionally offers Murder Mystery Weekends if you prefer an 'ominous' evening of intrigue. The Tea Parlor offers traditional lunches Monday through Saturday, with soups, quiches, and a 3-tiered platters of tea sandwiches and desserts.
103 Silver St., Dover, NH | (603) 750-4200 | www.silverfountain.com
3. White Heron Tea & Coffee
Travel to the seacoast of New Hampshire and discover the charming White Heron Tea & Coffee in Portsmouth. You are guaranteed to sip something delicious from their offerings of more than 100 teas and coffees. No worries if you live too far away, White Heron has their full line of organic teas, coffee, and chai available online.
601 Islington St., Portsmouth, NH | (603) 294-0270 | www.whiteherontea.com
4. Inn at Pleasant Lake
Stay at the Inn and enjoy the cozy environment of the Sun Room while sipping on Complimentary Afternoon Tea. With their small-town local vibes, you may find yourself in a daydream of relaxation while staring at views of Pleasant Lake. The tea session offers plenty of flavorful Harney Teas, served hot or iced, with snack options like crackers and cheese, and cookies and cakes.
853 Pleasant St., New London, NH | (603) 873-4833 | www.innatpleasantlake.com
5. Omni Mount Washington
The Omni's afternoon tea in the Princess Room lives up to its known ambiance of elegance and historic sophistication. On Fridays and Saturdays at 3:00pm, partake in the tea session that will take your taste buds on a flavorful tour of herbal infusions. Order the Princess Tea special for a combination of sweet and savory like Macaroons and Cream Puffs, a Smoked Duck Breast and an Heirloom Tomato Pimento Cheese Tart and for just $38.00.
310 Mount Washington Hotel Rd., Bretton Woods, NH | (603) 278-1000 | www.omnihotels.com