[Update: Urban Tea is now under new ownership with the following changes to the details below: in place of full afternoon tea, now “Sweet Tea” is offered with scones, desserts and tea during open hours for $12.50 with 24-hour notice requested.]
Where: Alpharetta, GA Style: Romantic Chic Tea Selection: 100+ loose leaf teas Teatimes: Friday, 12; Saturday, 12 or 2:30
*Private parties may reserve the CommuniTea table anytime during open hours. Reservations: 24-hour notice Contact: 678-446-4200 Cost:$20 Afternoon Tea – sample menu here Destination Tea Tips: It IS there! Urban Tea occupies a slender space between the Which Wich? and Robeks stores. Locally-based Certified Tea Specialist and author Lisa Boalt Richardson guest teaches some of Urban Tea’s classes. Follow Destination Tea on Facebook to learn about upcoming events.
Destination Tea Notes: For more than 20 years, hosts Lori and Tom Karras operated two tea houses in Palm Beach, Florida, before relocating to Georgia, bringing their delicious recipes along. The couple has now cleverly integrated an afternoon tea space into their new tea shop in Alpharetta by reserving the back half of the store for a “CommuniTea” table. Sliding French doors seclude the dining area away from the bustle of the shop up front, creating the feel of a dinner party. Afternoon tea is a communal experience if you choose to socialize with your neighbors as pots of pre-selected teas are passed round, while each group of friends has its own sandwich and dessert trays.