Tea connoisseurs are not far and few between-they are growing manifold. The City of Joy has a huge section of people who love their tea. More and more people are choosing tea as their preferred beverage and prefer to spend their time in tea lounges. High tea has become a favourite hangout time for Kolkata. Kolkata loves tea and you will find tea vendors at every nook and cranny and even at high end tea lounges. Find out the Top Places for High Tea in Kolkata
The Promenade Lounge
Time seems to stand still at The Promenade Lounge at The Taj Bengal with a great variety of teas available and an ambience which makes it a perfect place for high tea in Kolkata. The service at Promenade is top notch and the overall experience to have high tea there is irreplaceable. It is one of the best places to relax with soothing music, paintings of famous artists and comfortable seating arrangements too.
Where: Taj Bengal, 34B, Belvedere Road, Alipore, Kolkata
Cost for two: INR 2500
Flurys was founded way back in 1926 by Mr and Mrs J. Flury. It is a classic place for high tea which is not only well known for its varieties of tea but also its cakes, creamy pastries, rich puddings and Swiss chocolate. It has an old world charm about it and will make your high tea a memorable experience.
Where: 18, Park Street, Kolkata
Call: 9015884884 DIAL EXTENSION 2000
Cost for two: INR 1350
It is one of the oldest places in the city where you can have high tea and have a huge range of teas available to cater to every whim and fancy of tea lovers. At Tea Lounge you will find amazing varieties of tea. The outlet also showcases a wide mouth watering range of freshly baked puffs and cookies, pastries, chocolates and finger foods.
Where: The Peerless Inn, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, West Bengal
Cost for two: INR 1500
Dolly’s Tea Shop
Dolly’s, The Tea Shop is a well known Kolkata cafe. It is a small outlet founded and run by Dolly Roy-India’s first female tea taster. It has a wide range of teas from across the country and serves it with tasteful snacks. It is a whole new experience to have tea here as high tea takes on a whole new level with personalised recommendations by Dolly Roy herself. You can try a wide variety of teas here and you will often find Roy herself running the show discussing tea and recommending teas to try to the customers.
Where: Shop No. G-62, Gariahat Road, Kolkata
Cost for two: INR 350
The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
A more casual place for high tea which is teeming with young and old people alike at all times of the day. The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf began its journey thousands of miles away, on the lush tea plantations of Sri Lanka, Kenya, China, Japan, Thailand and India. They work directly with tea growers in these regions in handcrafting varieties of tea that exceeds expectations. You will find the best whole-leaf teas and tea drinks here.
Where: 10/3, Lala Lajpat Rai Sarani, Kolkata
Cost for two: INR 600
Mrs Magpie is very popular for its cupcakes and desserts and it also specialises in a wonderful selection of teas. The varieties include Darjeeling tea, teas from Assam, Green tea, and even peppermint tea! They even have set meals for high tea which includes a pot of your choice of tea and an assortment of scones, cupcakes and sandwiches.
Where: 570, Lake Terrace Rd, Hindustan Park, Kolkata
Cost for two: INR 500