Just Add Honey, the Sweet Auburn Curb Market tea shop and cafe, opens a second, full-service cafe, Thursday, January 17, behind Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall in the Old Fourth Ward on John Wesley Dobbs. The Beltline-adjacent cafe and retail store, owned by Brandi and Jermail Shelton, includes seating indoors and on its patio, as well as two rooms for tea parties and private events.
Both locations offer pastries and baked good from local bakeries and 40 blends of loose-leaf tea — including Chinese pu’erh teas, original black teas such as Georgia peaches, and a selection of green and chamomile teas blended with botanicals like yerba mate or lemongrass and lavender. Just Add Honey’s teas are sold at area farmers markets and coffee shops like Inman Perk on North Highland, and at WeWork Co-Working spaces and Loews Hotel in Midtown.
“We are super thrilled to open our second just add honey retail cafe,” Brandi Shelton says. “We’ve been searching for a warm and inviting mix of our Sweet Auburn location with more seating and we couldn’t imagine a more perfect place to open than on the Beltline.”
The Sheltons, who founded their online tea company in 2006, before becoming a pop-up in 2014, plan to hold tea blending classes and tastings at the Beltline and Sweet Auburn locations. Reservation-only afternoon teas at the Hammonds House Museum on Peeples Street in West End will continue as normal.
A grand opening party is planned for Saturday, January 19. The day presents opportunities to partake in complimentary tea tastings, baked goods, and giveaways. A jar of original blended fruit tea, called Berries on the Beltline, will be offered to the first 25 people in attendance.
Open Thursday - Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Sheltons plan to extend the shop’s hours this summer.
684 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue NE, Atlanta. justaddhoney.net.