We’re in the dregs of January, and if you happen to live in the Windy City, your weekend activities are somewhat…limited. It’s too frigid for hikes, you’ve binge-watched every single thing in your Netflix queue (twice) and baking sourdough bread has long since lost its charm. The answer to your perpetual boredom? Afternoon tea in Chicago, of course!
These midday services, which have carried over from 19th century England, are a total feast for the senses—especially if you happen to be familiar with the city’s best spots. (And newsflash? We are.) With charming setups that could make the Mad Hatter himself swoon, unique brews galore and seemingly unending courses of scones, savory finger foods and delectable sweets, these afternoon tastings make for just the kind of self-care you’ll need to get through the rest of winter.