There’s so much about socializing that we miss during the pandemic. Cocktails, brunches, and evening dates are no longer as easy to do. Now, virtual meet-ups and dates have replaced gatherings and parties. Are you planning a baby shower, birthday party, bridal shower, or a simple picnic with members of your household? We’ve got a great idea for you. Afternoon tea boxes to go are one of the best ways to get together. Order one for all of your friends and you can have it delivered to everyone’s home for your virtual party.
You can even go on an outdoor picnic and enjoy afternoon tea takeout with your mom or daughters. High tea is a dainty and versatile way to keep personal connections alive during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve listed high tea boxes available in Toronto and the GTA. These cater to different budgets and you’re bound to find one that suits your taste!
Floralbash made their name by designing beautiful bouquets and flower arrangements. They continue to improve their services to provide the whole package for clients in Toronto and the GTA. They have several food boxes available to cater to date nights, different occasions, and virtual events.
Their Premium Tea Time Box comes in different sizes that can accommodate 1 for their single serving and up to 7 for their extra-large box. Choose your choice of tea and enjoy a box full of premium sweets, French pastries, scones, and filled sandwiches. Get one for you and the girls! Schedule that Zoom get-together asap and have an absolutely wonderful time with great food.
- website: www.floralbash.ca/
- address: 1230 Sheppard Ave West, Unit 5B, Toronto, Ontario M3K1Z9
T-buds separates itself from the pack by bringing authentic fine tea blends to clients all over Toronto. They have skillfully made and curated tea-food pairings that complement each other perfectly. Their signature pairings are now available for catering as individual boxes.
Their Classic Afternoon Tea includes the tea of your choice, warm quiche, and seasonal canape. It has a presentation of six tea sandwiches, two freshly baked scones with jam and crème mascarpone, petit fours, and fresh fruit. If that already made your mouth water, they also have Chocolate Afternoon Tea, Savoury Cream Tea, and Cream Tea options in their menu. All are delectable and can be enjoyed alone or in the company of friends.
- website: www.t-buds.com/
- address: 3343 Yonge Street, Toronto, On, Canada
Kitten and the Bear
Kitten and the Bear are known for their hand-crafted French confiture style fruit preserves and traditional buttermilk scones. They proudly make each one using the finest ingredients and careful technique. Once in a while, their shop offers boxes for special occasions. But, all their products are perfect for an afternoon or high tea.
Customize a box of your own by ordering their preserves, fine tea, spreads, beverages, and scones. Truly delicious and a sure-fire winner, Kitten and the Bear is a great choice for your afternoon tea that can be enjoyed in person or virtually.
- website: www.kittenandthebear.com/
- address: 1414 Dundas Street West Toronto, Ontario
Always a dependable company for great-tasting food, KACE Catering has adapted to the needs of their clients by making their menu options available for takeout and delivery. Their boxes are perfect for high tea or cocktails. If you’ve ever tasted their grazing options, you know the high quality of their food.
Their Premium Tea Time box is a feast that includes macarons, fruits, your choice of loose tea, scones, pastries, and sandwiches. Any dietary restrictions can be accommodated by request as well. Choose from Earl Grey, Chamomile Blend, Vanilla Chai, or English Breakfast for your tea. Each one pairs beautifully with their food options.
- website: www.kacecatering.com/
- address: 1230 Sheppard Ave W, Unit 12, North York, ON M3K1Z9
Joined by their love for sweets, Toronto Dessert is a small business with the goal of showcasing local patisseries from across the GTA. Their extensive menu includes gourmet cheesecakes, artisanal ice cream, handmade macarons, and a whole lot more. Everything is scrumptious and perfect for high tea.
They currently have an Afternoon Tea box that includes their best desserts that pair incredibly well with oolong tea. You’ll get one roll cake, 2 macarons, four cupcakes (cheesecake, Oreo, strawberry, coconut mango), two scones, and 2 tea bags. With such yummy options, we say go for it and get your closest friends to order the same.
- website: www.torontodessert.com/
- address: 2471B Yonge Street
We can’t talk about afternoon tea and not include the world-famous Laduree. Their Toronto branch in Yorkdale is open for online orders so you can get your favorite pastries in time for a virtual date with the girls.
Choose from their assortment of cakes, pastries, and of course, their macarons. If something special is coming up like Mother’s day or a bridal shower, order a box of their incredible macarons and celebrate online. Socially distant but never apart – do it the Laduree style.
Tea with Tracie
Tracie, the founder and owner of Tea with Tracie, is a certified Tea Sommelier. Her lifelong love for tea made her start her own business fueled by passion and true zeal. You won’t be amiss in choosing her box for your noon-time rendezvous.
She offers an Afternoon Tea To-Go box that allows you to bring the Tea with Tracie experience, home. This includes a single serving of two homemade scones with cream and jam, 7 pieces of finger sandwiches (Egg Salad, Cucumber & Cream Cheese, Chicken Salad, Asparagus Roll), lemon curd tart, silk chocolate brownie, and your choice of luxury tea.
- website: teawithtracie.ca/
- address: Oakville, ON
The Social Blend
What started out as three university roommates led to the birth of the Social Blend. They are known for their specialty-grade coffee but now, they have expanded their offerings to include Korean desserts and tea.
They’ve started the business with the goal of fostering relationships through sharing stories over a cup of amazing coffee. And now, in the time of the pandemic, they still want to do this for their clients. They have partnered with Genuine Tea for an incredible Afternoon Tea set just for you. This includes a box of their signature 9 Korean-style macarons and a freshly brewed pot of aromatic Earl Grey or Jasmine Tea. Send a box to loved ones or enjoy with friends over Zoom. You know the drill. Get yours today.
High Tea Trolley
The High Tea Trolley is your go-to for British, Afternoon, and High Tea gatherings. They specialize in tea sandwiches, freshly-baked scones with Devonshire cream and strawberry preserves, and decadent sweets and pastries of your choice.
In line with the COVID-19 protocols, they now have their own Afternoon Tea in a Box that is available during weekends. One box includes delicate finger sandwiches (Cucumber With Cream Cheese & Dill + Egg Mayonnaise + Chicken Herb + Smoked Salmon With Cream Cheese & Dill), Spanish quiche, two scones with strawberry preserves and cream. Bakewell tart, macaron, chocolate éclair, and two Twinnings Tea Sachets. You can even complete your tea party with their add-ons that include Vintage teacups and saucers as well as cake stands.
- website: www.thehighteatrolley.ca/
- address: 294 Roncesvalles Ave
Baker and Scone
Scones are always a perfect pair for tea and Baker and Scone is the place to go for this mind-blowing treat. Each one is made by hand for your pleasure and enjoyment. They’ve made an Afternoon Tea Box to suit your noontime cravings.
This includes six luscious assorted sweet and savory scones, assorted mini jams, their signature lemon curd, and local salted butter. Trust us when we say that everything goes so well together and these are definitely scrumptious and a wonderful choice for any event.
- website: www.bakerandscone.com/
- address: 693 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto M6C 1B2