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.
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!
Scones & Spreads, Savories and Sweets