Where: Woodstock, GA Style: Artsy Parlor Tea Selection: 20+ loose leaf teas Teatimes: Tuesday-Saturday 11-5 Reservations: 24-hour notice Contact: 404-554-7966 Cost:$22 Classy Miss Sassy;$20 The Southern Charm; $18 The English Lady; $12 Light Afternoon Tea; $12 Princess Tea; $10 Cream Tea – sample menus here Destination Tea Tip: Look for suite 101 to find Jessa’s. Follow Destination Tea on Facebook to learn about upcoming holiday teas and dinners.
Destination Tea Notes: When a mother-daughter team with years of catering experience opens a tea parlor, you know you are in for a treat. Newly opened this fall, Jessa’s Tea Parlor is becoming a popular lunch spot with ladies and gentlemen alike, which hostess Jessa James attributes to the parlor’s hearty Southern fare. To afternoon tea-goers: come hungry and pace yourself, because you will want to taste everything from start to delicious finish. Jessa and mom Carolyn Lyle whip up a plentiful afternoon tea repast that is homemade from the citrus curd to the salad dressings (which they sell by the gallon). For those who appreciate the creative touches, you’ll spot evidence of Jessa’s artistic side everywhere you look, from refurbished antiques to her handmade decorative cloth napkins, steampunk earrings and tea cups turned pin cushions.