Tea and Crumpets: The Top 5 Tea Parlors in Boston

Maybe its because we dumped all that perfectly good tea in the harbor to avoid paying taxes, but tea has often taken a back seat to the more popular coffee for most Bostonians.  It may be the on-the-go nature of coffee that suits us better than the refined take-your-time aire of tea.  But that’s not to say we are so unrefined as to not take  break for a fine cup of tea when the mood strikes, and thankfully there are those of us that know where to go for the best tea in town. From the quaint shop to the afternoon high tea – here are Haute Living’s Top 5 Tea Shops in Boston.