There's "no time for tea" in a new teaser for Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Actress Mia Wasikowska, who plays the title role, trips through Wonderland in a dramatic clip which sees her race against time to save the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp).

"She will come back home to Wonderland and turn back the hands of time." Watch the brand new look at Alice Through The Looking Glass in theaters May 27!

Posted by Disney Alice on Sunday, February 21, 2016

Now nineteen, she delves back into the world of her childhood adventure, where she learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.

A voiceover delivers cryptic clues about Alice's latest journey.

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"When the day becomes the night, when the sky becomes the sea, when the clock strikes heavy and there's no time for tea," the voice booms.

"And in the darkest hour, before my final rhyme, she will come back home to Wonderland and turn back the hands of time."

She will face foes and meet friends new and old including The Mad Hatter's father played by Rhys Ifans' Zanik Hightopp, while the late Alan Rickman returns as Absolem.

Tim Burton steps down from the franchise and is replaced by James Bobin.

Helena Bonhan Carter reprises her role as the hot headed Red Queen and Anne Hathaway the angelic White Queen.

Stephen Fry appears as Cheshire Cat and Michael Sheen the White Rabbit.

β€’ Alice Through the Looking Glass arrives in New Zealand theaters on May 26.

- nzherald.co.nz