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May 7, 2014
The luxury of having tea might have its origins in China or dates back to European times but ever since it was introduced to the Americans back in 1690s, the tea trade went through tremendous growth in New York City and Philadelphia. And suffice to say, Houston folks have come to love their tea too.
In this modern time, everyone loves their everyday coffee and tea, some preferring their tea over their regular calorie-packed cup of Starbucks. Houston has a huge tea culture but mostly, they can be found in large hotels and special teahouses. If you want to experience a true tea-loving experience, you have got to bring yourself to these Houston attractions. Some of our Houston charter bus rental customers have experienced them and said that it opened their minds up about what ‘experiencing your tea’ is really all about.
919 Briar Oaks Lane
Houston, TX 77027
As can be expected from a world-renowned 5-star hotel, the afternoon tea lounge service is exceptional and very detailed. If you wish to be treated like royalty or a celebrity, even if it is just for a couple of hours over tea, St. Regis Hotel Houston is just the place to do it. Starting from the free valet parking, right down to the butler service, the tea service will leave a deep impression on most of our Houston charter bus rental customers.
Expect traditional English food and treats like finger sandwiches, petit fours, scones and awesome scenery of the city center.
1080 Uptown Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
The Hotel is a 5-star stay for people who can afford incredible service. They boast of very large suites and grand treatment for their guests. The name of the hotel, Hotel Granduca, in reality means ‘Hotel of the Grand Duke’, and they seem to treat everyone with the same royalty treatment.
The tea service is less of a ceremony compared to other outfits but it is no less fun and a journey of discovery. You can take your pick from Bar Malatesta, The Conservatory or have your tea up in The Library. The tea service is available everyday from 2.00p.m. right down to 5.00p.m. from Monday to Sunday.
4100 Westheimer Houston, TX 77027
If you have never tried specialty food like ladyfinger sandwiches, it is time to give it a shot at Kiran Restaurant and Bar. Located slightly off the downtown grid, taking the Houston charter bus to this bar is a good choice especially during their tea appreciation sessions which are held on the second Saturday of every month. Take the opportunity to sample chai and chutney too.
13889, Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478
This specialty tea shop features light tea sessions, breakfast and lunch. They are open on Monday to Friday from 10.00a.m. to 2.00p.m. and Saturday from 11.00a.m. to 5.00p.m. The tea sessions are held on Saturdays as it is traditionally done. The tea shop is a good venue for parties and gatherings but give them a call for reservation and booking if you have a party of more than 5 people. The English-style tea party is also a great way to enjoy a relaxing afternoon with family and friends.
If you have problem with fitting too many things into your Houston travel itinerary, getting in touch with a reputable Houston charter bus rental company like Bus Companies Houston can be the best thing to do. As Bus Companies Houston as your ground transportation provider, you can then spend precious limited time enjoying the scenery, and getting to various locations on time and using the quickest routes there is.
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