Where: Atlanta, Georgia
Style: Downtown luxury
Tea Selection: 6 loose leaf teas from Palais des Thés
Teatimes: Special Tea Events
Cost: $60 Royal Tea; $45 Seasonal Tea; $30 Child (ages 3 to 12)
Destination Tea Tips: Bring cash to tip the valet. This Ritz-Carlton typically serves a multi-weekend Holiday and Spring Tea, so check in September/October and February/March to snag a reservation.
Prices and teatimes are subject to change. Please see our Georgia afternoon tea directory for the latest details.
Destination Tea Notes: Having had a fabulously scrumptious spring teatime at The Ritz-Carlton in downtown Atlanta, we’d love to see the hotel introduce a year-round afternoon tea service. It would be very welcome as the sole hotel tea in this area of the ATL. Though the ambiance here is not as glamorous as at Buckhead hotel teas — the darkly lit ground floor is in part below street level — this afternoon tea is priced more modestly, the beautifully presented menu is near flawless with surprise courses, the teas are delicious and the service is exceptional. We typically prefer to pour out our own tea so that we do not have to wait for servers to notice our empty teacups, but this was a non-issue at The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta, where servers efficiently whisked from table to table, keeping our cups full. There’s a bonus in this method – you can taste many more teas, enjoying a single cup of each if that suits your mood. For this tea’s spring theme, the hotel decorated a private meeting room, complete with a garden bench photo booth and the most unique tea trays we’ve seen yet. We think serving afternoon tea in the hotel’s Lumen bar lounge instead would allow guests to enjoy its natural lighting and stylish upholstered chairs and banquettes. Wherever it is set, we look forward to seeing how The Ritz-Carlton Atlanta will delight us with their creativity at their holiday tea this winter – we don’t plan to miss it!