Where: Ellijay, Georgia
Tea Selection: 3 teas
Teatimes: Tuesdays 12 to 1:30
Reservations: Reservations required
Contact: 706-273-7437 or reserve here
Cost: $32 Afternoon Tea
Destination Tea Tips: Free on-street parking and downtown lots are available. We recommend leaving time to peruse the surrounding antique shops, where china teacups and teapots abound. In Mountain Town Antiques on the square, look for yummy loose leaf teas by Bonsabi.
Prices and teatimes are subject to change. Please see our Georgia Afternoon Tea Directory for the latest details.
Destination Tea Notes: When you’re an Associate Director of Video Production at Kennesaw State University and your part-time baking business takes off, seems like it’s time to move to Ellijay and open a bakery and tearoom. That’s exactly what owner Jennifer Leifheit-Little did, and a good thing, too: this 19th century downtown needed a tearoom. Jennifer’s eye for creating an aesthetic is evidenced in her logos, cheerful blue-and-white color scheme, and antique furniture and teaset collection. Partnering with Charity Meints (cheesecakes and quiches are some of her specialties), she also smartly called on her mother-in-law, Janet Nixie, to create beautiful stained glass transom windows, and propped a giant, gold-framed ornate mirror at the front of the tearoom to invite patrons to snap their own portraits. We very much appreciate the low tea seating area carved out of the traditional dining room, reminiscent of the drawing rooms where afternoon tea was first served. Having just opened last month, the tearoom is starting slow with a weekly afternoon tea service, the highlight of which (unsurprisingly) is homebaked treats. We had a lovely afternoon together on our first visit here, appreciated Jennifer’s caring service, and look forward to seeing how this afternoon tea grows over time.