Where: Calabash, North Carolina Style: Forest Cottage Tea Selection: 60+ loose leaf teas Teatimes: Wednesday to Saturday 11:30 or 1:30 Reservations: 24-hour notice Contact: 910-579-9500 Cost:$25.20 Ultimate Tea; $21.95 Light Tea; $12.95 Children’s Tea (ages 4 to 9); Cream Tea Destination Tea Tip: This popular tearoom has three cozy dining rooms, which can be reserved in their entirety for a group affair, so we recommend reserving your teatime here well in advance.
Destination Tea Notes: Your attention please, afternoon tea lovers, for it is time for us to gush! If you are remotely close to Calabash Garden Tea Room at any point in your foreseeable future, do not miss afternoon tea here. It is not often we issue imperatives like this, but hostess Kathy Cody is in a class all her own, applying her background in catering to craft one of the top afternoon tea menus we have ever had. She says that she puts “a lot of detail and a lot of love” into her made-fresh-daily and seasonally changing scones, savories and sweets, and we can confirm, we felt the love! It is very rare to be enamored of every morsel served on the curate (three-tier tray), but here, in this fairytale cottage, afternoon tea dreams become reality.