Where: Charleston, South Carolina Style: Coastal charm Tea Selection: 6 loose leaf teas by Charleston Tea Plantation Teatimes: Monday to Saturday, 11:30-4:30 Reservations: 24-hour notice minimum Contact: 843-297-8118 Cost: $28 Afternoon Tea Destination Tea Tips: You’ll find the entrance to the tearoom at the building’s rear, near the parking area, which is tight to maneuver, so consider parking on the street nearby.
Destination Tea Notes: Our hosts, chefs Enan and Jenn Parenzo have, like any good marriage, the perfect division of labor, with Jenn whipping up delicious desserts and Enan crafting the savories. Prepare yourself for an extraordinary culinary treat with these two professional chefs in the kitchen. Also, guests will delight in spotting artistic touches like the custom branded “Twenty Six Divine” tables, outdoor signage, eclectic teaware and locally sourced gifts. We couldn’t help purchasing a piece of the beautiful local artwork decorating the walls of the cozy, prettily painted tearoom, found at the back of this Charleston single house (so named because it is one-room wide). While the tearoom seats about 20, it is no amateur affair. Rather, it feels like we have lucked into a secret afternoon tea club, with Jenn herself as our hostess, friendly and ready to present a creatively crafted, exquisite menu to her guests. This tearoom earns its moniker: divine!