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Where to Drink Tea Around Atlanta

The best places for a spot of tea, scones, and finger sandwiches in Atlanta

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Atlanta might be a strong coffee town, but there’s room in those cups for tea, too. Whether seeking a prim and proper afternoon tea with cucumber sandwiches, macarons, and Champagne (fascinator optional) or something a bit more comfortable and casual, here are the shops to head to for a spot of tea in Atlanta.

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1. Tea Leaves & Thyme

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8990 Main St
Woodstock, GA 30188
(770) 516-2609
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Eclectic china and decor await tea sippers at this historic Woodstock home. In addition to its afternoon tea service, Tea Leaves & Thyme also serves lunch with quiche and pecan-crusted chicken salad. Afternoon tea service is reservation-only.

2. Urban Tea

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5250 Windward Pkwy #112
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(678) 446-4200
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Urban Tea is a quiet respite found along Alpharetta’s super busy Windward Parkway. One hundred loose leaf teas are available for purchase in the shop, which also offers daily tastings. Seatings at the communi-tea table are $12.50 per person and include scones, cheese, and desserts. The table can also be booked for private parties.

3. Ivy Tea House

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23 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Norcross, GA 30071
(470) 424-4715
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Located in a historic downtown Norcross cottage, this tea house features a light weekday lunch, weekday afternoon tea service, and four high tea service choices on Saturdays.

4. Tea House Formosa

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5302 Buford Highway, Suite A3
Atlanta, GA 30340
(470) 349-8105
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This stylishly-appointed Taiwanese spot on Buford Highway is a wonderland of tea drinks. Order pots of loose leaf tea in varieties like rose pu-erh and peppermint green or try concoctions like the butter tea—an iced tea topped with salted cream—and black tea pan cotta. Tea House Formosa also sell toasts and baos along with other light bites

5. ZenTea Tea House

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5356 Peachtree Rd
Chamblee, GA 30341
(678) 547-0877
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Tea aficionados should head to this cozy shop along Chamblee’s antique row. ZenTea offers over 200 teas along with light bites such as scones and finger sandwiches. The shop does tea tastings by reservation. Each tasting is a deep dive into a particular variety of tea and includes a dessert. 

6. Astor Court

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88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 563-7799
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The grand environs of Astor Court at Buckhead’s St. Regis hotel will have anyone feeling like a Royal. A traditional afternoon tea is offered on Saturdays and Sundays, but keep an eye out for their themed teas each month, too. Upcoming themes include “Georgia’s Bounty” in June and “Mad About Peaches” in July. Order Champagne for post-tea sipping. The hotel is also home to fine dining restaurant Atlas.

7. Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party

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1645 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 474-1402
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This charming Candler Park spot has it all: tea, coffee, books, pastries, and plenty of quiet nooks for reading or working. The afternoon tea here is one of the most affordable in town at $35 for two people. The tea includes a pot of tea and a three-tiered tray with pastries and finger sandwiches. Check out Dr. Bombay’s philanthropic arm called “the Learning Tea” with monthly programs benefitting scholarships for women in India.

8. Just Add Honey Tea Company

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684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Sweet Auburn Curb Market’s Just Add Honey now has a second, larger location on the Eastside Beltline trail behind Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall. 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 also offers classes and tastings at each location as well as afternoon tea service at the Hammonds House museum on Peeples Street in historic West End. Reservations for afternoon tea required.

9. Jayida Ché Herbal Tea Spot

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749 Moreland Ave. Suite A-101
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 424-4069
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Owned by an aunt and niece team, Jayida Ché—or “good tea”—is located near Little Azio, Morelli’s Ice Cream, and Endulge Cupcakes on Moreland Avenue on the edge of Ormewood Park. They specialize in organic and fair trade loose leaf teas. Check out the shop’s tea-based lemonades in a variety of flavors like matcha and peach-lavender.

10. Fresh From Earth Herb & Tea Bar

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3727 Main St
College Park, GA 30337
(678) 489-5302

Fresh from Earth carries over 30 loose leaf teas on its menu, including familiar blends like Earl Grey, green, and jasmine to custom immune boosters and herbal blends to assist with combating sinus and respiratory congestion, high blood pressure, and even rejuvenate skin, hair, and nails. The shop also offers restorative and healing tea tonics, like those meant to boost concentration to others that help reduce inflammation.

1. Tea Leaves & Thyme

8990 Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188

Eclectic china and decor await tea sippers at this historic Woodstock home. In addition to its afternoon tea service, Tea Leaves & Thyme also serves lunch with quiche and pecan-crusted chicken salad. Afternoon tea service is reservation-only.

8990 Main St
Woodstock, GA 30188

2. Urban Tea

5250 Windward Pkwy #112, Alpharetta, GA 30004

Urban Tea is a quiet respite found along Alpharetta’s super busy Windward Parkway. One hundred loose leaf teas are available for purchase in the shop, which also offers daily tastings. Seatings at the communi-tea table are $12.50 per person and include scones, cheese, and desserts. The table can also be booked for private parties.

5250 Windward Pkwy #112
Alpharetta, GA 30004

3. Ivy Tea House

23 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Norcross, GA 30071

Located in a historic downtown Norcross cottage, this tea house features a light weekday lunch, weekday afternoon tea service, and four high tea service choices on Saturdays.

23 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Norcross, GA 30071

4. Tea House Formosa

5302 Buford Highway, Suite A3, Atlanta, GA 30340

This stylishly-appointed Taiwanese spot on Buford Highway is a wonderland of tea drinks. Order pots of loose leaf tea in varieties like rose pu-erh and peppermint green or try concoctions like the butter tea—an iced tea topped with salted cream—and black tea pan cotta. Tea House Formosa also sell toasts and baos along with other light bites

5302 Buford Highway, Suite A3
Atlanta, GA 30340

5. ZenTea Tea House

5356 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee, GA 30341

Tea aficionados should head to this cozy shop along Chamblee’s antique row. ZenTea offers over 200 teas along with light bites such as scones and finger sandwiches. The shop does tea tastings by reservation. Each tasting is a deep dive into a particular variety of tea and includes a dessert. 

5356 Peachtree Rd
Chamblee, GA 30341

6. Astor Court

88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

The grand environs of Astor Court at Buckhead’s St. Regis hotel will have anyone feeling like a Royal. A traditional afternoon tea is offered on Saturdays and Sundays, but keep an eye out for their themed teas each month, too. Upcoming themes include “Georgia’s Bounty” in June and “Mad About Peaches” in July. Order Champagne for post-tea sipping. The hotel is also home to fine dining restaurant Atlas.

88 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

7. Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party

1645 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

This charming Candler Park spot has it all: tea, coffee, books, pastries, and plenty of quiet nooks for reading or working. The afternoon tea here is one of the most affordable in town at $35 for two people. The tea includes a pot of tea and a three-tiered tray with pastries and finger sandwiches. Check out Dr. Bombay’s philanthropic arm called “the Learning Tea” with monthly programs benefitting scholarships for women in India.

1645 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

8. Just Add Honey Tea Company

684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312

Sweet Auburn Curb Market’s Just Add Honey now has a second, larger location on the Eastside Beltline trail behind Ladybird Grove and Mess Hall. 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 also offers classes and tastings at each location as well as afternoon tea service at the Hammonds House museum on Peeples Street in historic West End. Reservations for afternoon tea required.

684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

9. Jayida Ché Herbal Tea Spot

749 Moreland Ave. Suite A-101, Atlanta, GA 30316

Owned by an aunt and niece team, Jayida Ché—or “good tea”—is located near Little Azio, Morelli’s Ice Cream, and Endulge Cupcakes on Moreland Avenue on the edge of Ormewood Park. They specialize in organic and fair trade loose leaf teas. Check out the shop’s tea-based lemonades in a variety of flavors like matcha and peach-lavender.

749 Moreland Ave. Suite A-101
Atlanta, GA 30316

10. Fresh From Earth Herb & Tea Bar

3727 Main St, College Park, GA 30337

Fresh from Earth carries over 30 loose leaf teas on its menu, including familiar blends like Earl Grey, green, and jasmine to custom immune boosters and herbal blends to assist with combating sinus and respiratory congestion, high blood pressure, and even rejuvenate skin, hair, and nails. The shop also offers restorative and healing tea tonics, like those meant to boost concentration to others that help reduce inflammation.

3727 Main St
College Park, GA 30337

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