Ready to Warm Up With a Hot Cup of Tea? These Atlanta Tea Shops Are Waiting for You
January is National Hot Tea month, and we’re ready to celebrate! Georgia might be famous for its iced tea, but when it gets chilly outside, nothing beats a steaming mug of English breakfast or Earl Gray. If you agree, here are three of our favorite tea houses in Atlanta to stop by for a cuppa. DR. BOMBAY’S UNDERWATER TEA PARTY (DRBOMBAYS.COM) This outpost in Chandler Park is what teahouse dreams are made of. Its website lists its services as, “high tea, coffee, books, pastries, desserts, ice cream, sandwiches, and Wi-Fi,” and really, what more do you need? Though the cozy atmosphere and vintage furniture inside are off-limits right now because of COVID-19, you can order a cup of tea from the walk-up “Warm Scone Window” Thursday–Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. JUST ADD HONEY TEA COMPANY (JUSTADDHONEY.NET) Loose leaf tea reigns supreme here, and tea lovers can get their shopping done and grab a cup to sip all in one place.
Just Add Honey has a wide selection of tea accessories and blends for sale that you can buy online or in store, including unique flavors like “Berries on the Beltline,” “Black Coconut,” and “Cacao Rose.” The cafe on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue is open Tuesday–Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for grab- and-go pickup of tea and coffee.
browse the shop’s selection of loose-leaf teas (for iced or hot tea) and tea-infused lemonades online, or stop by one of the two Tea Spots — one each in East Lake and East Atlanta. The caramel apple tea and pumpkin chai were both big hits this fall, and if they’re still around, you won’t want to miss them. To learn more about these three tea houses, visit the websites listed above. Be sure to check for COVID-19 restrictions, as the menus, hours, and pickup methods we described here are subject to change at any time.
JAYIDA CHE HERBAL TEA SPOT (JAYIDACHE.COM)
“Jayida” means “good” in Arabic, and “che” means “tea,” so the name of this shop says it all! Jayida Che is known for its organic, fair-trade, and local ingredients. You can
Easy One-Pot Lentil Soup
Ingredients • 2 tbsp coconut oil • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 2 shallots, diced • 4 large carrots, sliced thin • 4 stalks celery, sliced thin • Sea salt, to taste • Black pepper, to taste
• 3 cups red potatoes, cubed • 4 cups vegetable broth • 2–3 sprigs fresh rosemary or thyme, chopped • 1 cup uncooked green lentils, rinsed and drained • 2 cups chopped kale 4. Add lentils, stirring until soup returns to a simmer. Then, turn the heat to low and cook soup uncovered for 15–20 minutes. 5. Finally, add kale and additional salt and pepper as needed. Cook for 3–4 minutes, thin soup with additional vegetable broth as needed, and serve! Inspired by MinimalistBaker.com
Directions 1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat and sauté garlic, shallots, carrots, and celery for 4–5 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste. 2. Add potatoes to pot, along with more salt and pepper. Sauté for 2 minutes. 3. Add vegetable broth and herbs, then bring soup to a simmer.
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