The great English tradition of tea is enjoying a huge revival, and thanks to Liverpool's ever-expanding food & drink scene, Ladies and gents who lunch in the city are spoilt for choice on where to get their fine-brew fix. At Utility, we're partial to a little tea and cake of an afternoon, so we've sussed out five of the best teashops for when you just need to sit back, relax and indulge in the most quintessential of British drinks.
Between 65 and 67 Bold Street you’ll find Leaf, a stylish café with a boho-chic interior and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Leaf offers over 60 lose-leaf teas, each of which can be enjoyed alongside a tasty selection of canapés, breakfast, brunch and lunch options.
Find Leaf 65-67 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4EZ https://www.thisisleaf.co.uk/
Oh Me Oh My
A Grand Cafe, Oh Me Oh My is located in a Grade II listed building opposite the Liver Building that was once the bank of West Africa. They offer a delectable Afternoon Tea Monday-Friday between 12-2pm, and "secret sessions" to give customers the chance to enjoy the space outside of working hours.
Find Oh Me Oh My, West Africa House, 25 Water Street, Liverpool, L2 ORG https://ohmeohmyliverpool.co.uk
Afternoon tea in Liverpool is becoming a bit of a tradition at Cuthbert’s, served from 2 to 5pm Monday to Friday & 12 – 6pm Saturday & Sunday. Its extensive menu includes "Traditional Afternoon Tea" "New Yorker Afternoon Tea", "High Afternoon Tea" and "Crafternoon" tea, for special occasions like baby showers and hen parties. Whatever your fancy, each includes a carousel of cakes, pastries, and sandwiches accompanied with unlimited, locally sourced lose leaf tea. Served in vintage China, this blend of tradition with modern quirks makes for a delicious and indulgent afternoon treat.
Find Cuthbert's Bakehouse, 103 Mt Pleasant, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 5TB, http://www.cuthbertsbakehouse.co.uk/
Alison Appelton Teashop
Alison Appelton is a teapot and teacup designer whose elegant, porcelain products have long been stocked at Utility and other retailers word-wide. A Liverpool-based designer, she has recently opened a tea house on Lark Lane, filled with a carefully selected range of the world's finest teas, beautifully designed ceramics and of course some delicious cakes and biscuits. Last year, we were lucky enough to bag an exclusive interview with Alison Appelton. Click here to find out more about her.
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Find Alison Appelton Teashop,24 Lark Ln, Liverpool L17 8US, http://alisonappleton.com/our-story/
Merseyside's most authentic tearoom has to be the Westminster Tearoom in Southport. Everything from the quaint, vintage decor down to the old-fashioned waiter's staff uniform allows you to enjoy tea the way it was intended- as a regal, elegant pass time. With over a dozen speciality teas on the menu as well as a plethora of traditional English dishes and deserts, you can sit and relax whilst soaking up the quintessential ambiance of days gone by.