It’s the best teahouse I’ve ever been in. It’s one of the most peaceful places around, and a must if you’re in Alicante. You won’t regret it. The sweets are to die for and the tea even better! Simply indescribable.
La Cuna tea house ("tetería" in Spanish) is located in Elche's historic El Raval district. It's on a somewhat deserted street and a bit tricky to find, but it's a casual spot to have a tea, enjoy some good conversation with your friends or the friendly bartender, and maybe even see some live music, not a common occurrence in sleepy Elche.
They serve some basic tapas, and a selection of teas, coffees, beers, and wines. As far as the tea goes, I'd recommend the "Tuareg" tea, a North African blend of cardamom, cinnamon, and black tea, or the "Nepal," a subtly pungent variety of black tea.
The tea house is located in a historic home complete with plaster walls, wooden ceilings, and an interior courtyard (covered, unfortunately) with Arab-style tables and chairs. Cool place to a mid-afternoon tea to wake up after a hearty lunch.