Destination Tea: Just Add Honey Tea Cafe – Atlanta Beltline

Where: Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta, Georgia
Style:  Modern
Tea Selection:  35+ loose leaf teas
Teatimes:  Thursday to Monday, 10 to 6
Reservations: 72-hour notice
Contact: hello@justaddhoney.net or Reserve Here
Cost:  $32.50 Afternoon ParTEA; $25.50 Dessert ParTEA; $17.50 Little People ParTEA; $16.50 Tea Tasting ParTEA
Destination Tea Tips:  Before you choose your tea, explore the sniff jars up front to find a tea that may become your new favorite.
Sponsor Disclaimer: At the time of this posting, Just Add Honey is a Destination Tea advertiser. That said, we expect all our writing to be both gracious and honest (and every now and then, super-rad).

Prices and teatimes are subject to change. Please see our Atlanta afternoon tea directory for the latest details.

exterior Just Add Honey
Sign outside just add honey on the Atlanta Beltline
We’d happily gather on this shaded patio for a casual afternoon tea in fall or spring
(people-watching included).
Photo Credit: Instagram @jennybellphotography

Destination Tea Notes: [Sidenote: Why so often does it rain when we go to tea? To set a proper British scene?] While it pours outside, we gather cozily around our long table in Just Add Honey’s cheery, new metro-cool space right off the Atlanta Beltline. If you’ve read our reviews of Just Add Honey’s Downtown and West End locations, you know that we are already enamored of owner Brandi Shelton, who not only develops her own teas, but also sources yummy afternoon tea menus from a combination of local caterers and bakers. As usual, the staff is sweet and accommodating, the meal is satisfying and the bottomless teas are delicious. It makes us smile to see this local tea business expanding its footprint in the ATL, and we envision many a Beltline walker/biker popping in here for refreshment.

decor and style at Just Add Honey Atlanta Beltline
Feels so right going to tea in my new skirt from Hello Gorgeous! in Chamblee, GA. We debated, is this late 50s/early 60s style? And…pockets!
Also, digging the design elements: pops of yellow, high ceilings, glass globe pendants and honeycomb pattern repeated in the bar wall, chalkboard menu and dining room.
Photo Credit: Instagram @jennybellphotography
Table set for afternoon tea at Just Add Honey Atlanta Beltline
Dunwoody ladies need their in-town ATL teatime! We gather around this long, beautiful farm table, with burlap runner. Table is set with World Market teacups, plated salads, and tiered stands building anticipation, as they wait to be filled.
Just Add Honey Atlanta Beltline
Check out the funky rainbow pattern on our modernist chairs.

Tea Service

tea selection at Just Add Honey
We peruse the shelves displaying glass canisters of Just Add Honey’s proprietary line of delicious teas, ultimately choosing Vanilla Chai and Georgia Peaches. Our group’s tea lovers would have liked to be offered a third tea choice with the meal.
tea at Just Add Honey, Atlanta Beltline
We appreciate that our hostess Aneesha keeps our teapots replenished, and graciously agrees to leave them with us at the table so that we can repour at will.

Scones & Spreads, Savories and Sweets

salad at Just Add Honey Atlanta Beltline
Look at this freshness! We enjoy this arugula salad with cucumbers, crumbled cheese and…no, those are not thinly sliced tomatoes…radishes!
Afternoon Tea at Just Add Honey Atlanta Beltline
Bien arrivé! We pause our conversation to explore the contents of our three tiers as they are plated.
Sandwiches at Just Add Honey Atlanta Beltline
Full-size sandwiches include cucumber on white and chicken salad croissants.
Sweet potato scones at Just Add Honey Atlanta Beltline
A group favorite (and a first for me), these sweet potato scones are not dense as they appeared to us, complemented with lemon curd and fig compote. Some in our group expressed a desire for this course to include clotted cream.
Desserts at afternoon tea at Just Add Honey Atlanta Beltline
Desserts include lemon bars, donuts, brownies, berry cobbler and chocolate cobbler.
Tea lounge at Just Add Honey Atlanta Beltline
Many of the ladies sighed in passing this inviting lounge, a relaxing space to take tea and chat.
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