Afternoon tea conjures images of elegant china, tea hats, conversation and some sugary delights. One year we celebrated my daughter’s birthday with a “birthday tea”. It was such a fun, elegant and delicious experience. We now go every year. It’s one tradition we always look forward to. You’ll find Long Island is home to several tea rooms that set the stage for the perfect affair or indulgence. Check out these drool worthy options.

Afternoon Tea is a tea-related ritual, introduced in Britain in the early 1840s. It evolved as a mini meal to stem the hunger and anticipation of an evening meal at 8pm. Afternoon Tea is a meal composed of sandwiches (usually cut delicately into ‘fingers’), scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes. Interestingly, scones were not a common feature of early Afternoon Tea and were only introduced in the twentieth century.- www.afternoontea.co.uk

1. Chat Noir Tea, Rockville Centre

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2. Robinson’s Tea Room, Stony Brook

Mmmmm Yumm! ????

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3. The Secret Garden Tea Café, Port Jefferson

4. The Garden City Hotel, Garden City

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5. Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Great River

6. The Maidstone, East Hampton

7. Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury

8. Swing the Teapot, Floral Park

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