Afternoon Tea in the Mary Cassatt Tea Room

A Traditional Afternoon Tea in Absolute Luxury

    ‘There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.’ 
    - Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

Amidst the rush of urban life, Afternoon Tea at the Mary Cassatt Tea Room offers an intimate daily escape and the continuance of an age-old tradition. With beautifully prepared leaf teas at its heart, we celebrate the traditions of the great tea cultures, adding a dash of local flavor and some exquisitely re-imagined elements. The tea selection spans the world, from tisanes of local herbs and flowers to grand black and green teas of Asia. As accompaniment, Executive Chef Jon Cichon at Lacroix has crafted a selection of delightfully inspired and perfectly delicate sweets and savories with a view to seasonal ingredients and pairings with the wonderful teas.

Teddy Bear Tea

Beginning November 29th through December 31st, Children can enjoy a real-life tea party with their teddy bear friends at The Rittenhouse daily. With a child friendly menu and a complimentary Rittenhouse Teddy Bear, you will be sure to leave with a smile and a memory. Children's seating is at 11:30 am with Story time at 12:30 pm. Teddy Bear Tea is being offered at $60 for adults and $30 for kids. Must call in advance for reservations 215-790-2533.  

Mary Cassatt Tea Room Menu

View our menu and assortment of teas

Signature Teas Featured at The Rittenhouse Tea Room include:

  • Rittenhouse Blend - Ceylon bergamot, rose petals, cardamom and borage

  • Marry Me Again - Ceylon, violets, lavender and corn flowers

  • Duchess' First Love - Creamy Earl Grey blended with rooibos, and Wedding Chai, a black tea blended with vanilla and whole cardamom pods

Other Featured Teas:

  • Floral Jasmine Green
  • Imperial Oolong
  • Single Estate Darjeeling
  • Imperial English Breakfast
  • Organic Peppermint
  • Organic Chamomile
  • Persian Rose
  • Lichee Congou
  • Irish Breakfast
  • “Blue of London” Earl Grey

A reservation is recommended for Afternoon Tea, please call 800.635.1042 or 215.790.2533.