Update: Urban Tea closed its tearoom and is purely online as of October 2020.
Where: Alpharetta, Georgia Style: Romantic Chic Tea Selection: 100+ loose leaf teas Teatimes: Monday to Friday 8-5, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4 Reservations: 24-hour notice Contact: 678-446-4200 Cost:$20 Afternoon Tea – sample menu here Destination Tea Tips: It IS there! Urban Tea occupies a slender space between the Which Wich? and Robeks stores. Locally-based Certified Tea Specialist and author Lisa Boalt Richardson guest teaches some of Urban Tea’s classes. Follow Destination Tea on Facebook to learn about upcoming events.
Destination Tea Notes: For more than 20 years, hosts Lori and Tom Karras operated two tea houses in Palm Beach, Florida, before relocating to Georgia, bringing their delicious recipes along. The couple has now cleverly integrated an afternoon tea space into their new tea shop in Alpharetta by reserving the back half of the store for a “CommuniTea” table. Sliding French doors seclude the dining area away from the bustle of the shop up front, creating the feel of a dinner party. Afternoon tea is a communal experience if you choose to socialize with your neighbors as pots of pre-selected teas are passed round, while each group of friends has its own sandwich and dessert trays.