Afternoon Tea at Windy City Tea

This elegant Tea Room is where you can bring a friend or a group of friends for a plate of scones and a pot of tea, or indulge in a three tiered tower of sweets and savories!  

New for 2020, the Tea Room gets its own identity as the Emperor's Tea Room, a celebration of the Emperor of China's discovery of tea 5,000 years ago.

The Tea Room has been the host of many bridal showers, baby showers, celebrations of life, anniversaries, birthday parties, book club meetings and fundraisers.

Your don't need a reservation just to pop in for some scones and tea, but do make a reservation for the tower, you are guaranteed a feast worthy of the Queen.

We've got a great selection of Wellness teas! Hunkering down for a few weeks?  Life will be more pleasant with a hot cup of tea in hand.  

Click here for a "Best Tea for the Flu" list!

I ran across a great article on line about tea and Coronavirus, and here's that link!

Tea Time in the Coronavirus Age: What Immune-Boosting Teas Should You Be Drinking?

Operating in a changing environment - Covid 19 

Posted April 2, 2020

The safety of our customers, our associates, and our families is our top priority.

Due to the uncertainty and unknowns in our environment, and following the directives of the State of Illinois, our shop in Yorktown Center has been closed since March 20th.  The April 30th proposed end of the "shelter-in-place" is the new date, although I don't know of anybody who truly believes that will be a reality.

But there is a silver lining at Windy City Tea!  Right before closing a took a large amount of tea out of the store (fully expecting a long shutdown) and am finally getting the online store put together!  We are targeting getting it done by Monday, April 6.  If there is something you would like to get, drop me an email at or check back for the online store next week.

If you had booked afternoon tea reservations, or a bridal or baby shower please contact us if you haven't heard from us already.  Even events through Mother's Day are subject to change!

We hope that we can continue to provide you the benefits that tea can give through these stressful times (after we figure out how, given the changing environment we are dealing with)

We appreciate your patience during this time and hope to see you soon!


Thursday, April 2  Windy City Tea in Yorktown Center will be closed until further notice.

A new online store is in the works (now that I have more time on my hands) and should be open soon to fulfill tea orders and delivered by USPS.

Please communicate through e-mail at, we will check at least once a day.  Thanks, be safe, wash your hands and drink tea six feet away from others!


What's on the Tower?

  • Black Forest Ham or Turkey w /Swiss Cheese Croissant Sandwich
  • Cucumber and Tomato Finger Sandwiches with herbed cream cheese spread
  • Fresh Fruit - Strawberries, blueberries, oranges and grapes 
  • Egg Salad on Toast points
  • Tuna Salad or Chicken Salad on Cucumber 
  • Scones with Devonshire Cream, Lemon Curd and Strawberry Jam
  • Assorted pastries, cookies and candies
  • Tea from the Windy City Tea selection

Price:  $45.00 per person

The Valentine's Day French Kiss Special is $45.00 per person.

Winter Special!   $35.00 per person, $15 for 12yrs and under

RSVP at least a day in advance!   630-785-3697
Shown right:   The Windy City Tower for Two.  Selections vary from day to day.

Tea Master's note

2019 finished off with a surge of Holiday Afternoon Tea appointments!  2020 marks our second anniversary and we enter our third year with a number of ideas that we hope to implement through the course of the year.

We are happy to say that our customers have been really complimentary about the tower!  We have listened to their comments and suggestions and continue to look for things to add and change. (Click for reviews)

We offer fresh, quality ingredients!  We are not trying to outdo downtown Chicago or replicate pretentious London tea houses.  But our customers have told us that they like our Afternoon Tea better than some of those places, so check it out for yourself!

Windy City Tea gives you a serene environment with a great tea selection, good food, easy access and free parking, a combination hard to find in Chicago.  Once you're in our tea room,  you don't even know you're in a shopping mall.  (After you're done with tea, then you can go shop your heart out!)

We hope to see you soon!  Call 630-785-3697 for a reservation.