Destination Tea: ZenTea Tea Room

Where:  Chamblee, GA
Style:  Asian/Modern
Tea Selection:  150+ loose leaf teas
Teatimes:  Monday-Saturday 11:30-3:30; Sunday 11:30-3;
(Private Parties – Saturday 12-2, 3-5 and Sunday 12-2)

Reservations:  24-hour notice; Advance reservation for large parties with deposit
Contact:  678-547-0877
Cost:  $29 Gluten-Free High Tea; $24 High Tea; – sample menu
Destination Tea Tip:  ZenTea posts a calendar for upcoming tea tastings

ZenTea ExteriorDestination Tea Notes:  Hostess Connie Miller began sourcing and bagging her own line of teas more than ten years ago and her dedication to offering quality, naturally-flavored and organic teas shines at her tea room. ZenTea’s extensive tea selection is the true star of afternoon tea here, and your hosts are gracious and so well versed in the tea choices that finding a tea you’ll love is a snap. Happily, we were each treated to two pots of tea, sampling each other’s choice and receiving our second pots right before dessert was served. Outside of afternoon tea, there are many ways to explore the wonders of ZenTea’s tea menu, including tea spritzers, sample teas of the day, taking your tea hot or iced, matcha lattes (yum) or sidling up to the bar for a reserved tea tasting. While the front cafe with its free Wi-Fi becomes the “remote office” for some regulars and a bright spot for friends to gather, the peaceful loveliness of the meditation room at back provides a soothing backdrop for your afternoon tea conversation or private party.

Our high tea table in the back meditation room
Our high tea table in the back meditation room
Meditation Room ZenTea
Pretty window seat

Tea Service

Cups are contemporary and pots range from traditional to Japanese cast iron
Cups are contemporary and pots range from traditional to Japanese cast iron

Scones & Spreads, Savories and Sweets

Scones of blueberry and cranberry are served with clotted cream, lemon curd and preserves
Scones of blueberry and cranberry are served with clotted cream, lemon curd and preserves
Sandwiches are pimiento cheese on wheat and chicken salad croissant
Sandwiches are pimiento cheese on wheat and chicken salad croissant
Made just down the street by Maison Robert, the spinach quiche was buttery and perfectly portioned
Made just down the street by Maison Robert, the spinach quiche was buttery and perfectly portioned
Though we were full, the dessert plate was too tempting: our favorite was the homemade coconut cake, nestled amongst a homemade lemon cookie, caramel cake, raspberry sorbet with florentine and chocolate petit four.
Though we were full, the dessert plate was too tempting: our favorite was the homemade coconut cake, nestled amongst a homemade lemon cookie, caramel cake, raspberry sorbet with florentine and chocolate petit four.
A tea wonderland, including all varieties, organic choices, loose leaf and bagged
A tea wonderland, including all varieties, organic choices, loose leaf and bagged, as well as pots, cups and steeping tools for your next tea at home
DestinationTea

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

1 Comment

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed the desserts! They were delicious. You can’t beat the tea menu…so many to choose from!

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