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The Best Afternoon Tea Philadelphia Can Offer

A Traditional Afternoon Tea in the Mary Cassatt Tea Room

‘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 the age-old tradition of afternoon tea, Philadelphia-style. With beautifully prepared leaf teas at its heart, this Philadelphia tea room celebrates 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 an 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 served at The Rittenhouse Hotel's acclaimed tea room, Philadelphia’s best.

Mary Cassatt Tea Room Menu

View our menu for the best afternoon tea Philadelphia can offer.

Tea Time is from 2pm – 5pm daily

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 cornflowers
  • 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 at our Philadelphia Tea House:

  • 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.