Afternoon Tea at Tea Canal

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Afternoon tea is a light meal eaten in the late afternoon or early evening, a social event once enjoyed almost exclusively by the upperclass of the United Kingdom.  Sometimes also referred to as High Tea, the concept is the same, good food, good tea with good friends and family.

Tea — as well as the time to enjoy it at length — was expensive for many, and high tea started as something for royals and aristocrats to take in the afternoon in a leisurely fashion while seated in posh chairs. 

Today, many upscale hotels in America and the UK offer high tea as a way to draw in travelers seeking an elegant version of the time-honored tradition with hot pots of tea and an ample food buffet. 

Tea Canal brings this time honored tradition to the Western suburbs and Yorktown Center

Our meal includes sandwiches, cucumber, tomato and watercress finger sandwiches, tuna and egg salads, fresh fruit, cookies and pastries, as well as freshly baked scones with Devonshire cream and fruit preserves.  Of course, it's all accompanied with our finest assortment of premium loose leaf teas.  The menu varies to reflect fresh meats, fruits and pastries from the market. 

As a special request, we can accomodate specific dietary needs, vegetarians or gluten-free, lets us know when you make you reservation! 

Now under new management, expect some exciting afternoon teas with new menu selections, and a global twist!

Chef's note:  We don't claim to be a replica of a British High tea.  We offer a tower of great eats, with a variety of food, meat sandwiches, finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, and we do bake our own scones.  We have real Devonshire Cream to go with the scones.

Now in our ninth month, our offerrings are still evolving.  We offer a quiet respite from the frenzy in the mall food court and an environment that allows you to talk, discuss, gossip or debate along with a great pot of tea.  Many of our customers have raved about the quality of our food and service.  We know we're creating excitement when the smartphones come out to take photos!

Thanks to all of our Afernoon Tea customers, and we hope to see you again soon!

Plan your Special Event!

We can host your Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, Birthday party, Anniversary, multi-generational Family Get-together, Book Club meeting, Children's Tea Party or Office Party or off-site meeting in the Tea Canal High Tea room.  With a capacity of 60 people and a unique offering, make your next event extra special at Tea Canal.  Room rentals are also available, just call for rates!

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Call for reservations! (630) 785-3697


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Afternoon Tea at Tea Canal

207 Yorktown Shopping Center

Upper level of the H&M and Forever 21 Wing, inside the Mall


Every day  12 noon  - 5:00 pm

Pricing:  Adults - $ 45.00 per person   

Children (12 and under) - $15 per child



Reservations required, please call us directly at (630) 785-3697


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Santa stops for a tea break as he finds out whose been naughty or nice in Center Court at Yorktown Center

 Introducing Windy City Tea

WCTC logo labelTea Canal is proud to launch its very own Windy City Tea (tm) brand.  Our first shipment of raw, natural honey produced by Saad's Bees in Elgin, IL is available now!


teapig logo 1We are happy to announce the addition of the award winning brand, Teapigs to the Tea Canal tea lineup!  Co-founders Nick and Louise have brought their tea experience together into the creation of Teapigs.  Louise is a trained tea taster and chooses only the best quality real, whole leaf teas, whole herbs, flowers, berries and spices into their blends.  Why Teapigs?  Because the British are "Piggy for Tea!"

The tea is packaged into fully biodegradable "tea temples", and we've brought in nineteen blends, their flagship English Breakfast, Tung Ting Oolong, Mao Feng Green Tea, Lemon & Ginger, Bright n Green (Cleanse), Liquorice & Peppermint, Up Beet, Calm, Trim, Happy, Snooze, Chili Chai, Chocolate & Mint, Honeybush & Rooibos, Superfruit, Chocolate Flake, Popcorn, Spiced Winter Red and Darjeeling Earl Grey !  Pick up these teas in a 15 bag box, or as an assortment of teas in a beautiful tea chest.

Also, from Teapigs, we now have sachets of Matcha, Matcha Latte Mint, Matcha Latte Cocoa and Matcha Latte Chai.  One serving of Matcha provides the equivalent nutritional value of ten cups of regular green tea! There are ten sachets to a box, great for matcha on the ruun or at the gym, mixes with hot or cold water.

Breaking News!

Epicurious has just selected Teapigs English Breakfast Tea as their top choice for "Best English Breakfast Tea that can be bought in a Store"  Read their test results here!  You can get an English Breakfast Tea to go or in a box of fifteen sachets at Tea Canal!
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