27 Jan 2023
February can bring a little chill to Savannah, making it a great time to enjoy afternoon tea. We’ve run down some of our favorite spots to sit and sip.
The Tea Room, 14 E. Macon St., is a little nook that offers tea service and loose-leaf blends. They offer a friendly and knowledgeable staff along with a thoughtfully curated assortment of tea and accessories. Stop in to enjoy a proper cup in this cozy spot.
Afternoon tea at Gryphon, 337 Bull St., has been described as a “three-tier treasure hunt.” The delicacies served are exquisite and the quality of the teas outstanding. The restaurant takes up the coveted corner position on Savannah's Madison Square and offers an elegant interior that features white-clothed tables, carved mahogany bookcases and original stained-glass panels conveying warmth and grace.
Ashford Tea Company, 406 E. Oglethorpe Ave., serves a BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) Afternoon Tea from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Relax, connect and enjoy a cup of fine tea. They also offer a Tea & Dessert on Wednesday through Friday afternoons with a rotating selection of delectables including madeleines, cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, mini bunts and more. High Tea is offered the first, second and third Sunday of each month with a one-hour samples of five teas from around the world.
Mate Factor, 401 E. Hall St., is a quaint, rustic teahouse with a patio where you can sip on yerba mate beverages while enjoying sandwiches and baked goods. The mango tea is delicious, and the Mayan Mocha is amazing. This is a hidden gem with friendly staff, a great assortment of teas and a wonderfully warm atmosphere. Closed on Saturdays.
Mirabelle Savannah, 313 Abercorn St., provides a beautifully-chic spot for specialty teas and pastries. Take in the view of the cathedral or the quaint indoor decor.
The Sentient Bean, 13 E. Park Ave., is one of our favorites. It’s the go-to place for locals, serving a wide selection of teas and fair-trade specialty coffee drinks.
Grab a seat and relax. You’re in Savannah, after all.