6 cutest locations to have tea along with your BFF in Edmonton

A steaming cup of tea is basically like a giant bear hug for your soul. It can be one of the most comforting things in the whole world … well, it is for me anyway. When the weather turns colder, a hot cup of tea on an otherwise dreary day can really feel like the silver lining.

And although as a little girl I never had to fake “tea parties”, as an adult – well, in old age, not in maturity, I try to make up for it (minus the pretended part, because that would be sad at my age) What could be nicer than relaxing and relieving stress with your friends than meeting over a cup of tea? For your convenience, I’ve put together a collection of great places in Edmonton to go out for tea with your best friend (or anyone you want to hang out with).

Note: I haven’t listed places that specialize in bubble tea because I think this deserves its own category!

Remedy // 10279 Jasper Ave. (Several locations)

This café is a popular meeting place in the city. Their chai tea is phenomenal and an absolute must. And if chai isn’t your thing, don’t worry, they have tons of other awesome tea options too like their English Toffee Breakfast Fog? (crying because it’s so good it makes me emotional … that’s normal, isn’t it?). If they’re not sold yet, it’s worth noting that Remedy has a butter chicken that is just as miraculous as their teas.

The Tea Girl // 12411 Stony Plain Road NW

As you walk into this tea house, the whimsical design and mismatched teacups will make you smile. It’s cozy and adorable and will be the perfect place to hang out with your friends and complain about your courses this year / your shitty job / anything you want to whine about. They have a wide variety of teas so don’t hesitate to explore their options and take your time to decide which tea you like.

The Tea Place // 13671 Saint Albert Trail (multiple locations)

You and your buddies are sure to find a nice cup of tea here. The food is cooked to order so be sure to grab a fresh panini to enjoy your perfect mix of loose leaves.

Cha Island Cafe & Lounge // 10332 81 Ave NW

For a super fun retreat on the “islands” with your friends, this place is guaranteed to be a good time. You have a great atmosphere here which makes it the perfect oasis for Edmontonians in the colder months. The wide variety of teas is sure to impress, and they offer a variety of other foods and drinks too.

Café Linnea // Holland Plaza, 10932 119 St NW

This stunning new Edmonton restaurant has a Sunday high tea option. Just be warned, you and your friends need to reserve your spot in advance if you want to partake in this delightful (and delicious) experience.

Acquired Taste Tea Company // 10122 124 St NW

Your collection of loose sheets is unparalleled. This is the perfect place to get gifts for the person in your life who is obsessed with tea. And although you can’t sit down to enjoy a cup on site, I personally found the excellent service and the range of teas too good to leave out. So buy one of their loose leaf creations and head home to host your own tea party (with real friends or stuffed animals … I won’t judge it). I also have confidence in your ability to boil water and read the soaking instructions (you can!).

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