The Courtyard Tea Room offers a quintessential afternoon tea experience in Central Library in Copley Square. Nestled inside the historic McKim Building, the elevated service and culinary offerings are steeped in both flavor and history.

Call us for reservation questions: (781)-763-1360

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Operating Hours

Courtyard Tea Room is open Tuesday to Sunday

Tuesday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 11:00 am-4:45 pm
Friday -Saturday: 10:00 am-4:45 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am-4:45 pm

Please note: On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the library closes at 5:00 pm, and bells will sound at 4:45 pm.

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Craft Cocktails

TCA Manhattan – $16
Makers Mark Bourbon,
House-Made Jasmine & Black Tea Vermouth, Angostura Bitters

Smoke On The Horizon – $16
Del Meguey Vida,
House-Made Spiced Rioja,
5 Citrus Infused Sugar Water,
Fresh Lemon Juice

Perfect Pair – $15
House-Made Matcha Liquor,
Matcha Powder, Coconut Creme

Home For The Night – $15
Mount Gay Eclipse Rum, Benedictine,
Cream of Coconut, Chai, Heavy Cream

*Spiced Pear – $14
Tito’s Vodka, House-Made Spiced Pear,
Sugar Water, Fresh Lime Juice, Egg White

Stolen Moments – $14
Khortitsa Ukrainian Vodka,
Frangelico, House-Made Coffee Syrup,
Whipping Cream, Hazelnut

Snowbird – $15
Mandarin Infused Bourbon, House-Made Orange
Cranberry Sugar Water, Disaronna Amaretto,
Fresh Lime Juice, Ginger Beer

Snowed In – $15
Christian Brothers Brandy, House-Made Winter
Spiced Mulled Wine, 3 Spiced Cream
*served warm*

Craft Mocktails

High Fashion – $12
Freixnet Rosé, Roots Aperitif Blanco,
Hibiscus Lavender Sugar Water,
Fresh Lemon Juice

Winter’s Eve – $12
Seedlip 94, Mulled Berry Mors,
Sultan Pomegranate Molasses Water

*Before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy.

* Please note: consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

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Select Tea

“The Cozy Copley”
A traditional Earl Grey Latte with tasting notes of lavender and vanilla.
Topped with steamed milk.

Black Tea

Blue Flower Earl Grey
Sri Lankan tea blend, bergamot oil and blue cornflower petals
produce a bold, sweet and flowery cup with a heavy note of citrus.

Darjeeling 2nd Flush, Oaks Estate
Soft, deep and woodsy, bold and full bodied tea with notes of
cherry wood and sweet citrus.

Decaf English Breakfast
Naturally decaffeinated with citrus flower and
a toasted oat finish.

English Breakfast Ceylon
A golden brew reminiscent of caramel, highlighted with lemon citrus.

Irish Breakfast Assam
Typical “breakfast” style black tea noted for its
strength, body and color.

Green Tea

China Green Jade (Mao Jian)
With a sweetness reminiscent of buttered zucchini
and notes of alfalfa and micro greens.

Jasmine Pearls
A premium tea infused with the scent of jasmine petals.

Wedding Blend
A unique blend, at once fruity, flowery and herbaceous with
notes of sage, jasmine and orange.

 Oolong Tea

Iron Goddess (Tieguanyin)
A meticulous roasting process brings notes of
roasted chestnuts and simmered fruits.

White Tea

White Peony (Bai Mu Dan)
A striking white tea with a sweet and herbaceous
aroma and notes of fresh veggies.

Herbal Tea

Blood Orange Hibiscus
With multiple fruit juice flavors, finishing on a sweet yet refreshing note.

Ginger Lemon
A sweet blend of lemongrass, ginger root and linden flower.

Lemon Chamomile
A sweet blend of lavender flowers and zingy lemongrass.

Organic Peppermint
Bright and refreshing with subtle, complex flavors

Apple Berry
This herbal chamomile blend is made more complex with deep
elderberry fruitiness, accented with flower and spice.

Tea Latte

Matcha Latte
Made from a premium Japanese green tea, rich and velvety
with bright top notes of fresh spring vegetables

Ras Chai Latte
A slightly malty tea blend with cardamom cinnamon and cloves.
Add a note of Pumpkin Spice, Vanilla, or Cinnamon Syrup.

Iced Tea

Traditional Black
Caramel, Apricot, Citrus

Traditional Green
Sweet, Grassy Vegetal

Blood Orange Hibiscus
Orange Peel, Pomegranate, Lemon

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Mauzac | Saint-Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux Brut | NV Shampagne | France | $12 / $46
Glera | Brisol Desiderio ‘Jeio’ Brut | Conegliano Valdobbiaden Prosecco | Italy | $12 / $56
Champagne | Mumm Brut NV Rose | Napa Valley | United States | $15 / $78


Chardonnay | Mer Soleil Reserve | Santa Lucia Highlands | United States | $14 / $67
Riesling | Trimbach | Alsace | France | $16 / $64


Merlot | Frei Brothers Reserve | Dry Creek Valley | United States | $12 / $48
Pinot Noir | Louis Latour | Bourgogne Rouge | France | $16 / $64

*Before placing your order, please inform your server if anyone in your party has a food allergy. Please note: consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

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Samuel Adams Boston Lager – $9
Stella Artois – $9
Goose Island 10 Hills IPA – $8
Guinness Draught – $9
New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale – $8

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Please complete the form below to reserve a table for a party of 6-15 guests.


Large Party Request Form


We have select availability for large groups.

For hosting a private teatime: $3,900 food and beverage minimum (excluding tax and gratuity) and a $1,000 room fee

Hosted from 3:00pm to 4:45pm.

Reservation of the space is associated with a food and beverage minimum.

Courtyard Tea Room capacity of 50 guests.

Host a Private Event

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Gift certificates may be purchased exclusively on-premise.

Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten Free options are available upon request.
Dietary restrictions can be accommodated when notified in your reservation.

For additional questions regarding your reservation, please reach out to [email protected]