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Apr 9, 2013 06:44 PM

Afternoon Tea Near DTW Airport

Hi! I'm staying near the DTW Detroit airport. Last year, I tried TeaHaus and it was awesome. I was wondering if there are any other afternoon tea places within an hour's drive from DTW?

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  1. This is a little outside your 1 hour range, but if you don't mind driving a little further, the Holly Hotel in Holly, MI has afternoon tea.

      1. re: coney with everything

        Could Sweet Afton's have closed? The link to their site no longer appears to work.

        This doesn't open until May (in case you came back again), and I haven't been to it, but it sounds like it would be great. Tea at the Greenfield Village:


        1. re: BobRe

          Tea at Greenfield Village is very nice in good weather, as seating is outside in the stone courtyard and gardens. Actually pretty decent food too (as opposed to strictly gimmick food) with sandwiches having flavor, bread fresh, etc.

          1. re: HillsofBeverly

            Can you attend a tea service without having to pay for entry
            to the village itself?

            1. re: rainsux

              I don't think that you can separate them - tea is deep inside the Village (in the "Village" area). We did tea on the one day we visited the Village last year (War of 1813 Reenactment) so we did pay to enter in general.

          2. re: BobRe

            Bob, the link works for me but anything's possible. Maybe someone from the Plymouth area can speak to whether it's still open

            1. re: coney with everything

              Yep.... just checked it again and you're right CWE. Must have been in "intertube" problem yesterday morning!

              Thanks CWE.


          1. re: rainsux

            I can speak to some of these links
            Arbor Tea I believe is not a tea shoppe, per se. More of an online retailer.

            Bubble Island is a little student divey and specializes in bubble tea.

            Momo Tea is a Taiwanese tea house. I haven't been in, it looks cute, but also in the student area.

            Sweetwaters is a nice coffee shop, and it's in Kerrytown which is a cool collection of shops. But it's nothing terribly special.

            You're already familiar with Tea Haus, which is probably your best bet. They do a quickie tea spread with a scone, a macaron, a few tea sandwiches and a pot of tea. Not sure if they were running that special when you were last there. They do a full tea service as well, but you may need to call ahead.

            1. re: charlesbois

              Another cute tea spot in Ann Arbor is Jefferson Market. They have nice teas and their baked goods and cakes are top notch.

              1. re: charlesbois

                I really like momo & go there sometimes but it's very student oriented- not elegent

            2. another ideas -not exactly what you were asking for but an experience!
              Shatilla in Dearborn will have great pastries - have not been there in some time but they did have tea available in the past.
              or Eagle Tavern in Greenfield Village (I think you don't have to pay admission to eat there?

              1. Socra Tea Detroit

                Royal Eagle in Harper Woods does Russian Tea Luncheon on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 to 2 pm.