Five places for afternoon tea in San Antonio, TX

Would you care for a spot of tea? Of course you would.

The Japanese Tea Garden

It’s outdoor seating only at Jingu House. That’s fine by us.

Photo by SATXtoday team

Pinkies up, SATX. We love a good cup of tea, which got us thinking about places across our city where you can enjoy afternoon tea. Get cozy: we’ve got options for the warm days and the cold ones (whenever they get here).

🫖 Cha-a Tea House, 2813 Thousand Oaks Dr.

For those warmer fall days, Cha-a offers its quality herbal tea hot or iced, and in a variety of sweet flavors — plus noodles, soups, salads, dumplings, and crepes during lunch service. Follow the tea house on socials for special events, including recent classes on making dumplings from scratch + gongfu tea brewing.

🍃 Garden Tea Lounge, 2375 NW Military Hwy.

Take a breather at Craftiques Mall and connect over artisan teas from around the world, from Earl Grey tea with South Italian Bergamot, to ceremonial matcha, to Moroccan mint sweetened with agave. Shop loose leaf teas + teaware on your way out.

🌸 Jingu House Café, 3583 N. St. Mary’s St.

Located in the Japanese Tea Garden, the Jingu House is currently closed for renovations while owners get the café up and running again. Work is coming along, but until it finishes, you can still grab a drink in the outdoor seating area between 10 a.m-5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, every week.

🧋 Artea, 6362 De Zavala Rd. + 7010 W. Loop 1604 N

Our list wouldn’t be complete without boba — but Artea pairs its sweeter, non-dairy milk teas with quality loose leaf, and the toppings (like aiyu and basil seeds) never compromise the flavor of the tea. Get ready for a real artisan experience.

☕️ The Steeped Leaf, 522 NW Loop 410

Sometimes the best cup of tea is the one you brew yourself. Buy teaware + premium organic teas, and learn how to make the most of it with specialty tea sessions. Consult with owner and tea specialist Tammy Martinez to start your tea journey.