Afternoon Tea for the Holidays

Turns out when your thyroid gets tired, your body can have a hard time keeping warm. Happy middle-age to me! You might think I therefore shiver (literally) at the thought of chilly winter nights, but no. I love the chance to cozy up with a thick blanket in front of a fire and pour out hot, delicious tea for a friend and me. That’s part of the romance of the season, right? Finding warmth amidst the cold.

Early Christmas gifts for Mom and me – new tea fascinators!

It’s no surprise that afternoon tea is a tradition many families and friends share during the holidays. Slowing down to catch up with loved ones, feasting on scratchmade treats and sipping hot tea in a beautiful tearoom is the perfect recipe for making cherished memories.

What’s the latest at Destination Tea? Well, we are super busy sipping, munching, photographing and writing about afternoon teas wherever our November and December travels take us: Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia.

First up, we revisited two of our favorite Georgia teahouses.

Updated Afternoon Tea Reviews

dessert at afternoon tea at Tea Leaves & Thyme in Woodstock, GA

Updated DT Review: Queen’s Tea at Tea Leaves & Thyme in Woodstock, Georgia

Updated DT Review: Seasonal Tea and Spa Tea at Ivy Tea House in Norcross, Georgia

Tea-Themed Holiday Gift Guide

Earlier this year, we had the most fun researching our favorite tea books for kids, and we included that list in our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, which has 9 great gift ideas for tea lovers. There’s 11 days until Christmas, so if you’re still searching for that perfect gift, check out our recommendations:

Milestone: 10,000 Tea Friends Visit Destination Tea!

Destination Tea’s monthly traffic has more than doubled since this time last year, and we are so grateful.

The most exciting part of this news is that 85% of our daily visitors are new! That means every day 280 people discover Destination Tea.
Destination Tea Logo

Jennifer Stowe and daughters — of Three Sisters Tearoom in Tennessee — inspired us to celebrate with an updated logo that emphasizes what we do at Destination Tea.

The more people that find Destination Tea and visit us, the closer we get to fulfilling our twofold mission:

  1. Help more people of all generations discover the awesome tradition of afternoon tea;
  2. Help afternoon tea goers find an afternoon tea service wherever they are.

We especially thank all the members of this gracious community who have emailed and messaged us throughout the year with tips to help keep our directories current. Please keep the insider info coming!

Wishing all our tea friends a heartwarming holiday and safe tea travels,

Angela Renals, Destination Tea

Afternoon tea at Polly Claire's in Chattanooga, TN
Tea Voyageuse, discovering the world of afternoon tea, based in Atlanta, Georgia.


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