Destination Tea: Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary

Where:  Virginia-Highland, Atlanta, GA
Style:  Vintage Apothecary
Tea Selection:  100+ loose leaf teas
Teatimes:  Tuesday-Saturday 11-4:30; Sunday 12-4
Reservations:  24-hour notice, 48-hour notice for parties of 5 or more
Contact:  Doria Roberts, 678-705-7995 or tippleandrose@gmail.com
Cost:  $37.50 Special Celebration High Tea; $30 Vegan/Gluten-free High Tea; $30 Southern High Tea; $25 High Tea; $10 for children 12 and under – peruse menus here
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Tipple + Rose Storefront

Destination Tea Notes:  Hostess Doria Roberts takes afternoon tea seriously and consequently she expects you to be on time and read your menu. Just do it, knowing that the payoff is a completely spot-on, sumptuous afternoon tea. Doria may have given me a “Hello? It’s clearly printed on your menu” look when I was surprised to find out we had another course coming (the Digestiv), but I would gladly forego a super-solicitous host for one with Doria’s culinary prowess. This is the real deal.

Luxuriating in a soft, vintage armchair, awaiting our high tea
Luxuriating in a soft, vintage armchair, awaiting our high tea

Tea Service

High Tea at Tipple + Rose
So many delicious teas in the offing
Tea is served and pots sit on warmers
Tea is served and pots sit on warmers

Scones & Spreads, Savories and Sweets

Lemon curd is housemade, and fig and pomegranate jam is locally made by Emily G's
Lemon curd is housemade, and fig and pomegranate jam is locally made by Emily G’s
We couldn't decide which housemade scone was more wonderful: the cornbread brown sugar or the sundried cherry almond vanilla. Doria is a scone master. We would have preferred the sandwich bread a bit thinner, but the three sandwich flavors were delicious: smoked salmon with boursin and arugula, deviled egg salad, and cucumber with boursin and arugula. (Boursin is like an herbed spreadable cream cheese.)
We couldn’t decide which housemade scone was more wonderful: the cornbread brown sugar or the sundried cherry almond vanilla. Doria is a scone master. We would have preferred the sandwich bread a bit thinner, but the three sandwich flavors were delicious: smoked salmon with boursin and arugula, deviled egg salad, and cucumber with boursin and arugula. (Boursin is like an herbed spreadable cream cheese). Dessert was a pistachio and a chocolate macaron and homemade pastry cream tartlets with raspberries.
Just when you think you cannot eat or drink another thing, the refreshing digestive course arrives: locally made lavender lemonade golda kombucha (a fermented beverage) and raspberry sorbet locally made by Honeysuckle Gelato Co.
Just when you think you cannot eat or drink another thing, the refreshing digestiv course arrives: locally made lavender lemonade golda kombucha (a fermented beverage) and raspberry sorbet locally made by Honeysuckle Gelato Co.
Tipple + Rose items for sale
So many goodies for sale at this apothecary, from bath salts to spices, of course teas and locally made specialties
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We will definitely be back! Beautiful tea parlor.

 

 

DestinationTea

Tea Voyageuse, discovering the world of afternoon tea, based in Atlanta, Georgia.

3 Comments

  1. This looks to be a wonderful destination that my friends and I would enjoy. The presentation of Tipple & Rose’s culinary offerings are presented so elegantly. Thank you Destination Tea for your review and pictures which makes this a “must try” on our list.

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