Where: Historic West End, Atlanta, GA
Tea Selection: 10 loose leaf teas
Teatimes: Friday 11-5
Reservations: 24-hour notice
Contact: 404-314-6261 or email@example.com
Cost: $24.50 Afternoon Tea
Destination Tea Tips: Guests of Just Add Honey’s newest tea room inside Hammonds House receive free admission to the museum on Fridays. See these directions to reach their parking lot, which is around the corner on one-way Lucille Avenue. Just Add Honey plans to expand its open hours at Hammonds House later this year. Follow Destination Tea on Facebook for the latest updates.
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Destination Tea Notes: Just Add Honey owners Brandi and Jermail Shelton recently opened their second tearoom, much to the neighborhood’s delight. The couple now runs two tearooms with very different aesthetics: their brightly modern, metro-cool café in Sweet Auburn Curb Market downtown, and their new quiet space ensconced at the rear of Hammonds House, where Brandi and Jermail had their wedding reception more than eight years ago. As afternoon tea-goers are admittedly a romantic bunch, we love that the Sheltons’ life together has led them back to their beginning.
Formerly the home of prominent 19th-century Atlanta physician Dr. Otis Thrash Hammonds, the Hammonds House Museum opened in 1988 to offer cultural programs and exhibits that celebrate artists of African descent. Brandi is one such artist, as she tastefully curates a delicious afternoon tea menu from various local bakeries and caterers, paired with her private tea blends and honeys from across the U.S. (featured in Just Add Honey’s subscription honey boxes). We look forward to seeing the mark of Brandi’s creativity in the new tearoom’s decor and on the back patio, which will welcome guests when the weather warms.
From the outside, the Hammond House Museum looks like one of the more inviting places to enjoy an afternoon tea. Once inside though this reader finds the entrance to the tea room, and the tea room itself, a bit too austere; the aesthetics not in keeping with the rest of the house, especially if attempting to generate a quiet, romantic vibe. That being said, the ability to tour the museum certainly is an added bonus and the offerings appear to look plentiful and delicious! I definitely would like to take my better half here nonetheless, the next time we’re in the area.
Thank you for reading Marie! I have a hunch that Just Add Honey’s cheerful energy and style will soon permeate the tea room and back porch, once they have fully settled into their new space. I look forward to it.