Where: Virginia-Highland, Atlanta, GA Style: Contemporary Tea Selection: 10 sacheted loose leaf teas by ZenTea Teatimes: Daily, 3 to 5 pm Reservations: One-week notice Contact: 404-872-0904 or firstname.lastname@example.org Cost: $35 High Tea Destination Tea Tips: Prepare thyself to feast! When you reserve, you will customize your tea, choosing your tea sandwiches and desserts from a selection. And bring cash to tip the valet if you’d prefer not to hunt for a parking spot on side streets.
Destination Tea Notes: For more than 35 years, Tom Murphy’s restaurant has been a neighborhood favorite, well-known for its brunch, wine bar and seasonally inspired menus (and someday perhaps for its afternoon tea). Launched in 2018, Murphy’s afternoon tea features teas from Chamblee’s ZenTea, whose owner Connie Miller works with Murphy’s in developing this new service. The tea menu here is a cross between an afternoon tea and the heartier high tea after which it is named, all told served in four courses with an interposed palate cleanser. As our group – the Atlanta Tea Society — gets down to the business of great conversation, our server gives us just the right amount of attention, and is graciously patient with us when it’s time to explore our tea options. Its menu so plentiful, both in food and beverage, and its ambiance convivial and unpretentious, teatime at Murphy’s feels like a special occasion enjoyed in true comfort.