5 Places to Enjoy Afternoon Tea in Atlanta, GA

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There’s not much a cup of tea can’t fix. Whether you’re a connoisseur or have yet to dabble in the world of tea, one thing is certain—you are bound to find comfort and peace in the experience, casual or elevated. For many, the ritual spans from winding down at home before bed, toasting to something special, or catching up with a dear friend. The opportunities are endless. 

  1. Astor Court at The St. Regis Atlanta (Buckhead)

Home to many Atlantans’ cherished seasonal traditions, Astor Court is a must-visit. 

Reasons to love:

  • Astor Court overlooks The St. Regis Atlanta’s magnificent hotel lobby and crystal chandelier
  • Astor Court boasts specialty seasonal tea blends for celebrated moments like Mother’s Day 
  • Astor Court’s in-house pastry chef sweetens the occasion

Photo Credit: OpenTable

  1. Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead (Buckhead)

Tea is tradition at Waldorf Astoria, delicately balancing the history of the ritual with a modern, Southern flair. 

Reasons to love:

  • All tea experiences at the Waldorf include a glass of bubbly to start
  • Waldorf Astoria has been known to host themed teas such as Galentine’s Day & Downton Abbey
  • In addition to the traditional light bite offerings, in true Southern fashion, buttermilk biscuits are also featured as accompaniments to your tea

Photo Credit: RoughDraft Atlanta

  1. The Ginger Room (Alpharetta)

Alpharetta has its own piece of England in The Ginger Room, all things cozy and authentic. Read about our visit here last year!

Reasons to love:

  • The Ginger Room is located in the Skelton-Teasley House, the oldest home in Alpharetta
  • Just about everything is made fresh, in-house; if it’s not, it’s locally sourced
  • With your tea service, you will receive a three-tiered stand of finger sandwiches, fresh scones with house-made clotted crème, and petit fours

Photo Credit: Irina Chepko

  1. The Dirty Tea (Virginia-Highland)

High tea with a twist in Virgina-Highland—say less! A new tea, coffee, and champagne lounge, The Dirty Tea is a sassy trifecta of all things delicious. 

Reasons to love:

  • Born from the owner’s amazing high tea experience in London, The Dirty Tea brings a modern twist to the ritual, playing jazz and light R&B throughout the space
  • The Dirty Tea partners with Alon’s Bakery to supply macarons, Danishes, breads, paninis, and soups
  • The Dirty Tea is a mother-daughter-owned endeavor

Photo Credit: @thedirtyteaatl

  1. Just Add Honey Tea Company (Old Fourth Ward)

Founded by tea lovers passionate about creating teas that combine fresh and fun flavors with natural and organic ingredients, Just Add Honey opened in 2006 and has never looked back. 

Reasons to love:

  • Just Add Honey is “fancy without the fuss”, a place where you can sip differently
  • Nestled just behind Ladybird in the vibrant Old Fourth Ward neighborhood and adjacent to the Beltline, Just Add Honey was born from the humble walls of the Sweet Auburn Curb Market
  • Revel in the small batch loose leaf tea of your dreams!

Photo Credit: Just Add Honey

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