Where: Historic West End, Atlanta, GA
Tea Selection: 10 loose leaf teas
Teatimes: Friday 11-5
Reservations: 24-hour notice
Contact: 404-314-6261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: $24.50 Afternoon Tea
Destination Tea Tips: Guests of Just Add Honey’s newest tea room inside Hammonds House receive free admission to the museum on Fridays. See these directions to reach their parking lot, which is around the corner on one-way Lucille Avenue. Just Add Honey plans to expand its open hours at Hammonds House later this year. Follow Destination Tea on Facebook for the latest updates.
Destination Tea Notes: Just Add Honey owners Brandi and Jermail Shelton recently opened their second tearoom, much to the neighborhood’s delight. The couple now runs two tearooms with very different aesthetics: their brightly modern, metro-cool café in Sweet Auburn Curb Market downtown, and their new quiet space ensconced at the rear of Hammonds House, where Brandi and Jermail had their wedding reception more than eight years ago. As afternoon tea-goers are admittedly a romantic bunch, we love that the Sheltons’ life together has led them back to their beginning.
Formerly the home of prominent 19th-century Atlanta physician Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds, the Hammonds House Museum opened in 1988 to offer cultural programs and exhibits that celebrate artists of African descent. Brandi is one such artist, as she tastefully curates a delicious afternoon tea menu from various local bakeries and caterers, paired with her private tea blends and honeys from across the U.S. (featured in Just Add Honey’s subscription honey boxes). We look forward to seeing the mark of Brandi’s creativity in the new tearoom’s decor and on the back patio, which will welcome guests when the weather warms.
Scones & Spreads, Savories and Sweets