3 places for holiday-themed afternoon tea in San Diego

Tea time, with a festive twist.

Aubrey Rose Tea Room holiday tea SD

The Aubrey Rose Tea Room in La Mesa has all the festive trimmings for tea time.

Pinkies — and festive decorations — up, San Diego.

Several local tea rooms are offering special holiday-themed afternoon tea sessions this month, so we thought we’d spill the tea in case you’re in the mood for a spot of tea. Pro tip: These events fill up quickly, so make reservations if you can. 🫖

Aubrey Rose Tea Room

📍 8362 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa

This East County spot is offering several Holiday Tea Times on select days Friday, Dec. 9-Friday, Dec. 30. The menu includes seasonal soup, three-tiered trays of treats, and unlimited premium loose leaf tea. Make reservations.

Aubrey Rose Tea Room holiday tea SD

Holiday tea times run on select days through Friday, Dec. 30.

The Westgate Hotel

📍 1055 Second Ave., San Diego

The downtown hotel’s Grand Lobby is decked out for the season and offering Winter Wonderland Tea reservations on select days through Sunday, Jan. 1. The fancy fixings include champagne, tea sandwiches, and pastries — plus live harp music. The hotel is also hosting Santa’s Story Time Tea on Saturday, Dec. 10-Sunday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 17-Wednesday, Dec. 21, that include time with Santa and a keepsake teddy bear.

Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe + Afternoon Tea

📍3719 India St., Mission Hills

The traditional English tea room is offering Christmas Afternoon Tea through Sunday, Jan. 1. Of course, the menu features all kinds of British treats like Chesnut-Stuffed Yorkshire Pudding, special finger sandwiches, and Christmas Spiced Tea. Make reservations.

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