Teahouse and juice bar the Ginger Room opens Wednesday, February 17, in the historic Skelton-Teasley House on Roswell Street in downtown Alpharetta. Owned by Angela Avery and Dr. Karl Walbrook, who also own drink company and juice bar Ginger Yums in Peachtree Corners, the Ginger Room serves a variety of ginger-based teas, coffee drinks, and fresh juices.
Avery and Walbrook want to blend the digestive and anti-inflammatory healing properties of ginger with the sophistication of a British high tea experience at the Ginger Room. That experience includes local artwork, crystal chandeliers, British Crown scones, and antiques dating from the 1800s. In addition to the parlor and a patio, the teahouse also features a room named from Walbrook, who hails from central London.
“After visiting and falling in love with a very special tea room in London, England, we knew we had to bring the experience to Atlanta,” Avery says in the press release. “Finding the Skelton-Teasley House was pure providence because it’s the perfect location to marry the tradition and history of High Tea with our 21st century, modern, innovative and healthful ginger menu.”
The Ginger Room offers over 30 tea blends on the menu, like chai, ginger peach cobbler, chamomile and bee pollen, and Earl Grey creme, as well as coffee drinks, cold brews, and Ginger Yum juices. Tea towers for high tea include macarons, petit fours, Belgian truffles, an assortment of finger sandwiches and scones, and classic Bakewell tarts baked by Walbrook himself. A small retail section sells the shop’s tea blends, local honey, chocolates and toffees, and fascinators made by a local artist.
Take a look at the menu here.
Open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Reservations for high tea required. Masks highly encouraged. Limited seating during the pandemic. Online ordering forthcoming.
61 Roswell Street, Alpharetta. the-gingerroom.com.