One of the best ways to spend a laid-back afternoon in Savannah, Georgia, is with a cozy afternoon tea. There are plenty of places in Savannah to enjoy tea — including loose-leaf teas, tea sandwiches, and assorted pastries. You can choose from this list of excellent team rooms in Savannah, GA, to find the perfect place to host a tea party.
Gryphon Tea Room, owned by Savannah College of Art and Design, is the college's premier dining destination. However, you don't have to be one of the SCAD students to enjoy afternoon tea in this elegant restaurant, complete with mahogany bookcases, vibrant stained glass, and sparkling chandeliers.
Gryphon serves afternoon tea for $20 per person, including tea sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream and jam, and assorted pastries and petit fours.
The Mansion on Forsyth Park is a stunning historic hotel that overlooks the most famous park in Savannah — Forsyth Park. If you are looking for an elegant high tea experience and will be in town from Friday to Sunday from 1 PM to 4 PM — this is the place to be!
Your afternoon tea will be served in the Marble Garden Courtyard or Bösendorfer Lounge, complete with elegant dinnerware, silverware, and serveware. You can enjoy light lunch items, such as sandwiches and scones, and delicious desserts, like macaroons. The Mansion on Forsyth Park charges $49 per person for tea service, and reservations must be made in advance through OpenTable.
If you’re looking for a casual place to grab a cup of tea, you’ll likely enjoy the menu at 912 Brew Coffee and Tea House. Though this shop doesn’t offer a formal tea service, it does serve hot tea and delicious pastries, such as croissants, muffins, scones, quiches, and more.
However, while you’re here, I highly recommend trying one of the handcrafted signature teas — The Grey Ghost or Southern Charm Chai. The Grey Ghost includes earl grey tea, milk, and vanilla syrup, while the Southern Charm Chai includes chai tea, milk, sweet cream, and turmeric syrup.
If you are looking for a more casual tea room experience, you will love The Little Crown by Pie Society in Savannah. This pub offers traditional British food, such as savory pies, pork pies, and quiche, as well as delicious desserts, like Victoria Sponge Cake, served with raspberry jam and fresh cream, and pastries, tarts, and shortbread cookies. And if you prefer a savory treat, the Sausage Rolls here are an absolute must!
While they don't offer a formal tea service, The Little Crown by Pie Society offers hot tea and hot coffee you can enjoy with your delicious sweets.
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The Gallery Espresso is known as the oldest coffee shop in Savannah, Georgia, and has been serving customers since 1993. Though this shop in Savannah's Historic District is a coffee shop that serves lattes, mochas, and cappuccinos, they have 100+ loose-leaf teas to choose from that you can have served in a mug or a teapot for two.
With your pot of tea, you can enjoy light lunch items, like salads or sandwiches, as well as scones, croissants, cakes, cookies, and more. While you're drinking your tea, you can marvel at the artwork on the walls — this coffee shop doubles as an art gallery.
Would you like to find some fragrant teas and teaware to bring home with you? If so, pay a visit to The Savannah Tea Room on Macon St. — right inside E. Shaver Booksellers!
You can sample different teas here — including Lavender Green Roobios, Asher's Georgia Peach, Savannah Chai, and Vanilla Jasmine — to find the perfect tea to bring home. Or, you can simply enjoy a warm cup of tea in a cozy bookstore.
Mirabelle Savannah is a beautiful cafe in Savannah's Historic District, right across the street from The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist. They are known for their liège waffles with delicious flavors — including Peach Cobbler, Lemon Zinger, and S'mores.
However, Mirabelle Savannah also serves coffee and loose-leaf teas you can flavor with homemade syrups — from vanilla to lavender. You can also order a delicious tea latte, like a Chai Latte or Matcha Latte, for a special treat.
Perry Lane Hotel is now offering Private Afternoon Tea in the Library, a room inspired by the global adventures of Adelaide Harcourt. This private experience costs $500 (or more with additional inclusions) for a group of eight people.
This elegant tea room offers an array of artisanally-crafted teas, from herbal to robust, in addition to house-baked pastries, sweets, tea sandwiches, and savory hors' d'oeuvres. For an additional cost, you can add a boozy handcrafted cocktail from the bar to your teatime experience.
The Paris Market is a charming cafe modeled after a cafe in Paris’ sixth arrondissement. They serve coffee, espresso, tea, wine, and champagne, as well as fresh-baked pastries and sandwiches. You can sit inside the charming cafe or outside along Broughton Street.
When you’re finished with your tea and pastries, spend some time browsing inside the shop. The Paris Market sells furniture, books, candles, artwork, clothing, jewelry, beauty products, and more.
Whether you'd like to enjoy an elegant high tea at a sophisticated venue, like The Mansion on Forsyth Park or Perry Lane Hotel, or would rather savor a cup of tea at a more casual location, such as Mirabelle Savannah or The Gallery Espresso — you're sure to find the perfect tea room for your trip to Savannah, GA, on this detailed list.
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