Alice Walker said that, “tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.” We felt the same way after visiting Honolulu’s Tea at 1024.
The bright airy tearoom in historic Chinatown had a festive atmosphere from the moment we walked in. We were invited to select our teacup and saucer and a hat to wear from a large selection. Feather boas were available too which we decided to leave for next time.
A luncheon menu was offered but we selected a British style Afternoon Tea for $15.95 per person. Two people can share for an additional $6.95 on weekdays.
Honolulu Advertiser said, “it’s the best afternoon tea value in town.” We agree. The tea, food and service lived up to our expectations. There’s a lot of Aloha served here too under the direction of Michele Henry who has owned Tea at 1024 since 1999.
What’s Included in Afternoon Tea at 1024:
A tasty spinach salad with strawberries and feta cheese, four types of tea sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream (jam too) and dessert. The tea selection included a variety of Black, Green, Red and Herbal teas.
Location, Hours and Parking:
1024 Nu’uanu Street in Chinatown (near King Street). Validated parking available (ask for details when you make reservations).
Open Tuesday-Saturday at 11:00 a.m. The last seating is 2:00pm during the week and 3:00pm Saturday.
Reservations Accepted: call 808-521-9596
Rob’s Guide to Afternoon Tea for Men:
- Place the tea strainer on your cup when pouring tea: it’s loose leaf.
- Start with scones, then tea sandwiches and finish with dessert.
- Use milk in black tea instead of cream for a better taste.
- Stir tea in a back and forth motion careful not to touch the bottom or sides of cup. This will impress.
- Leave spoon on your saucer when not in use. Don’t cradle cup.
- Relax and enjoy the company of the person you’re with.
- Remember, tea was first a man’s beverage so you’re in good company.
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