Best Tea Times in Flint, MI

July 31st, 2022 by

Enjoying quality tea is becoming more popular. The benefits of various teas, flowers, and herbs have long been touted, but people are increasingly appreciating the relaxing aroma and experience of a good cup of tea. Whether you’re trying to cut back on your caffeine intake and replace a cup of coffee or two with some tea, or you’re already a tea-lover and want to know some great places to sit and sip your next cup, there are several fun and friendly establishments in our hometown. Read on to learn about our suggestions for the best tea times in Flint, Michigan.

Tonia’s Victorian Rose

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Tonia’s Victorian Rose is Rochester’s original tea room and just a short drive from Flint. Tea time here is enhanced by the lovely crisp decor, complete with white linens, charming centerpieces delicately placed on each table, and carefully planned wall decor. Tonia’s Victorian Rose tea room is a walk-in restaurant that encourages reservations. The menu is diverse and offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options to meet various dietary needs. Teas are served hot or cold, to your liking.

Customers can opt for non-caffeinated flavors like Banana Nut Bread, Blueberry Muffin, On the Waterfront (mint), peach, orange spice, Florida Sunrise, and Turmeric Delight. Caffeinated choices include Irish breakfast, English breakfast, lavender Earl Grey, Ebony and Ivory, acai pomegranate blueberry green tea, and double-spice chai. We suggest you try the Mornin’ Sunshine, a mix of tea, coffee, and cacao. This unique blend has a surprisingly smooth flavor and is the perfect start to your morning or a great pick-me-up throughout the day. Other interesting drinks include a rose-infused milk to help you relax and lavender lemonade to cool off on those hot days.

If you want a little something to accompany your drink of choice, the menu has several viable options. Choose from sweet or savory crepes, soups and salads, and sandwiches. Try the chicken pot pie for a home-cooked flavor and a satisfying meal. It is served with a Victorian Rose side salad topped with gluten-free raspberry salad dressing.

With the fun theme and wonderful decor, this is a great location for rehearsal dinners, baby showers, wedding showers, and meetings. You can also secure the space for birthday parties, a Harry Potter-themed dinner, or an Alice in Wonderland tea time.

Tonia’s Victorian Rose is at 118 West 3rd St. in Rochester. Regular business hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information or to make a reservation, call 248-652-8595.

The Royal Treat Tea Room

If you don’t mind a short drive, a visit to The Royal Treat Tea Room might be your cup of tea. This exceptionally decorated tea room has quickly become a favorite destination for those looking to step into a novel-like setting and escape daily worries for a while. Enjoy some famous scones and sip on some tea as you enjoy conversation or just take in the carefully curated decor brimming with charm and history.

Visit from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. for the Royal Morning tea. For just $14.95 you’ll be treated to a pot of tea, a slice of quiche or frittata, and your favorite scone with Devonshire cream. Additional scones are only $1.50 each, which is good because they are delicious. You can also opt for the Royal Treat for $12.50. This comes with a pot of tea and three fresh scones served with Devonshire cream, lemon curd, and strawberry jam.

The Tea Time Experience starts at $20 and is by far a customer favorite. Your pot of tea comes with three scones, along with Devonshire cream, lemon curd, strawberry jam, and an entree. Choose from frittatas, chicken salad, veggie and vegan salad, or souffle-style quiches. For more information or to reserve your tea time, call 586-859-8814.

Mad Hatter Bistro

The Mad Hatter Bistro has been proudly serving the community since 2014. With traditional family recipes and farm-to-table meal interpretations, the Mad Hatter gives classic dishes a new spin. The interior decor is eclectic and inspired by the classic Alice in Wonderland and Birmingham’s storied past. At the dual-level restaurant, guests can choose to dine downstairs in the “rabbit hole” or upstairs in a sophisticated dining room.

Try the house-made lemonade. Flavor options range from classic and strawberry to prickly pear and raspberry. For a quick and flavorful afternoon coffee minus the caffeine, order a cup of decaf. Tea options, the star of the show, include prickly pear, strawberry, and raspberry. While there, be sure to try some of the delightful and freshly made food.

For light finger food, opt for the baked brie served with honey nut preserves and breads. If you need something with more substance to get you through the busy day, try the Brunch Burger, served with a fried egg on top and roasted potatoes, or the equally delicious and filling chicken and broccoli Alfredo. The perfectly cooked penne pasta is topped with chicken, broccoli, parmesan, and house-made creamy Alfredo sauce. Finish your meal with a chocolate chip creme brulee cheesecake and you’ll be as happy as a hatter.

The Mad Hatter Bistro is at 185 North Old Woodward Ave. in Birmingham. Hours of operation are Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. while dinner service is Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call 248-540-0000.

So there you have it. Applegate Chevrolet has just shared with you our list of the top places to experience the best tea times in Flint, Michigan. Whether you want a refined experience or something a little more laid back and quirky, you’re sure to find your “cup of tea.” What do you think of our list? Did we miss your favorite spot to visit for some tea and sandwiches? If we did, please let us know.

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