Destination Tea: Jayida Ché Herbal Tea Spot

Where: East Atlanta, Georgia
Style:  Brightly modern
Tea Selection:  50 loose leaf teas
Teatimes:  Special afternoon tea events
Reservations:  Advance ticket purchase required
Contact: 404-424-4069 or online
Cost: $25 Afternoon Tea (or $35 for two)
Destination Tea Tips:  You’ll find Jayida Ché Herbal Tea Spot inside the Endulge Cupcake Boutique. Prepare to take home unique tea blends you won’t find elsewhere (and perhaps some gourmet cupcakes too). New seasons will mean new afternoon tea menus to try at Jayida Ché, so keep revisiting our Atlanta afternoon tea directory to keep abreast of upcoming themed tea dates.exterior Jayida Che Herbal Tea Spot in East Atlanta

Destination Tea Notes:  We love to see family happily working together, and better yet, towards a worthy goal:  to blend teas that are “tasty to the palate and beneficial for the body.” We enjoyed meeting sweet and smiling aunty-niece duo Aleathia Saleem and Mariyah Sabir, who make their afternoon tea menu from scratch (excepting the dessert course, naturally provided by Endulge Cupcake Boutique, whose space Jayida Ché shares). Truer to the original British custom, this afternoon tea serves a satisfying three courses in moderate portions. While many Jayida Ché teas are herbal tisanes — (meaning the blends don’t use black, green, white or oolong teas from the camellia sinensis tea plant) — hearty tea drinkers (such as ourselves) should not shy away! Indeed, we sample herbal blends with powerfully good flavor, and delight in the tea menu’s seasonal blends, during a leisurely teatime, with just the right amount of attentiveness from Mariyah. It feels good to be in this bright space with high, open ceilings, where multi-generational customers pop in for a spot of tea and conversation. Finally, we couldn’t leave without sampling one more tea from this collection, so we happily ordered a cup of the woman’s health blend, Mama Ché — to go!

counter inside Jayida Che Herbal Tea Spot in East Atlanta
At the counter, Aleethia and Mariyah explain how their tea detox kit works.
interior Jayida Che Herbal Tea Spot in East Atlanta
Friends gather round IKEA-esque white tables with glossy canary yellow chairs.

Tea Service

Tea selection at Jayida Che Herbal Tea Spot
So many unique tea blends! We take longer than usual to make our choices (we are each invited to select one tea and cupcake flavor). We decide to start with herbal Zingy Blast (to satisfy a yearn for lemony flavor) followed by seasonal Pumpkin Chai (a black darjeeling blend served with almond milk).
Pouring tea at Jayida Che Herbal Tea Spot
We are given the opportunity confirm our tea choice by smelling a sample brought to the table, which we appreciate. We delight in tasting the whole ingredients that flavor Jayida Ché‘s handcrafted blends.

Scones & Spreads, Savories and Sweets

Tea sandwiches at Jayida Che Herbal Tea Spot in East Atlanta
Served on soft white sesame seed encrusted bread, freshly made tea sandwiches include double portions of red pepper hummus with sun-dried tomatoes and cucumber, and curried cranberry apple chicken salad with lettuce and sprouts. Very good!
Scones at Jayida Che Herbal Tea Spot in East Atlanta
Freshly baked gluten-free cranberry ginger scones with sweet orange marmalade say “Hello, Autumn!” in the most delicious way.
Cupcakes from Endulge Cupcake Boutique
Endulge Cupcake Boutique does not overpromise:  our sweet potato and chocolate on chocolate cupcakes are just the sweet finish we hoped for, moist, richly flavored, and not overloaded with sugar.

 

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

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