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Sip, Savor & Slow down


(708) 799-7880


2025 Ridge Road
Homewood, IL 60430

Instagram: @civiliteagardens

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Tues-Sat 9a–3p
Sun/Mon Closed

Tea Menu

Our Organic Tea Menu includes over 35 options of Zhi Tea, many of which are fair-trade.

SErvices & retail

We offer several unique services to make your tea experience easy to share with loved ones.

Custom Bakery Orders

Want to take your favorite bakery treat to your next event? We offer competitive pricing on our seasonal and popular baked goods:

  • Cookies by the dozen
  • Small & Large Bread or Muffin Loaves
  • Cakes
  • Brownies and Brookies
  • Scones & Muffins

Please call or stop in for a quote and provide at least 1 day's notice for your order. Same day orders cannot be accommodated.


Lunches To-Go

We offer bagged lunches to go. Call in advance to order and come in to pick up. These are perfect for lunchtime meetings at the office, or if you want a healthy lunch but don't have time to eat in the cafe. Please provide a day's notice for large group orders.

Pair with your favorite hot or iced tea!

Lunches include:

  • Sandwich
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Chips
  • Cookie

Teawares & Unique Gifts

We sell many teawares so you can steep your favorite teas at home. We also have a variety of items that pair well with teas. Check out our selection that is always changing and growing!

  • Infusers
  • Organic Chocolates
  • Body Care Products
  • Locally handmade tea cozies and tea towels.
  • Tea tongs
  • Matcha whisks


Want to gift a loved one with our tea and make a complete collection? Ask us for help in creating the perfect assortment for your gift. Some suggested themes are shown here.


Not sure what they'll like? Gift Cards are available in any dollar amount. ($5 minimum) Purchase Instantly Online here.


Meet the owner

We are a locally owned tea-shop featuring more than 35 premium organic teas and a health-conscious menu of sweet and savory edibles. Our casual, friendly cafe invites you to meet with friends, read a book or surf the web with our free WiFi.

After spending more than 2 decades commuting by train to Chicago, owner Terre Robertson decided it was time to pursue her dream of establishing a peaceful and environmentally friendly Tea Garden Cafe where people can unwind, relax and de-stress with delicious teas and food. 

We look forward to serving you in our calming tea garden cafe so you can sip, savor and slow down!


"Such a pleasant and genial place to enjoy a cup of tea! Baked goods like Mom would make! WiFi and excellent tea products, tea infused beauty products and custom gift baskets." 

"Great food and such a nice relaxing place to enjoy quality teas and homemade sandwiches, salads and pastries. Thumbs up here!!"

"I absolutely love everything about Civilitea Gardens. If you haven't stopped by, please do, you won't be disappointed."