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7 Cozy Tea Time Spots in Savannah

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Afternoon Tea at the Mansion on Forsyth Park

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There's nothing like taking a tea break to slow down and cozy up during your Savannah getaway. Take a look at the best spots for teatime in Savannah.

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Gryphon Tea Room

Gryphon Tea Room. Photo Courtesy of Emily Goldman.

This quiet and quaint tearoom is the ultimate tea party destination for any expert tea drinker. You’ll be surrounded by mahogany bookcases and stained glass while being served fragrant teas from proper kettles. There are plenty of snack options for sharing – like teacakes, fresh biscuits and tasty finger sandwiches. Owned by SCAD, the Gryphon Tea Room is full of current or former SCAD students, giving a youthful vibe to a traditional tearoom.

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The Mansion on Forsyth Park

An afternoon spent in Forsyth Park is not complete until you've enjoyed afternoon tea at The Mansion on Forsyth Park. This tea service comes complete with decadent white tablecloths, perfectly-mismatched china, unparalleled Forsyth Park views served with delicious Parisian tea, sandwiches and cake. Enjoy in their serene Marble Garden Courtyard or distinctive Bösendorfer Lounge.

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Pie Society

Pie Society

Pie Society brings traditional British baking to Savannah! Their popular afternoon tea offerings include shortbread, homemade Bakewell tarts, quiche, assorted cakes, fruit scones with fresh cream and jam, English bread and, of course, hot tea!

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Gallery Espresso

Art and tea go together like peas and carrots, which is why Gallery Espresso is the perfect getaway for tea time. Although a gallery and coffee house, Gallery Espresso has a large tea drinker customer base, so they keep the place stocked with over 100 teas by the cup. Not sure which tea is right for your taste? The managers at Gallery are tea experts – they frequent the World Tea Expo to stay knowledgeable of all tea trends. Located right by Chippewa Square, it’s easy to stick around and try a tea (or two… or 100).

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Yaupon Teahouse

Yaupon Teahouse & Apothecary in downtown Savannah, Georgia. 

If unique products are more your cup of tea, head to Yaupon Teahouse + Apothecary. This bright, welcoming little boutique is Savannah's only supplier of yaupon-based products, a holly indigenous to the Southeast touted for its natural healing and health benefits. Tomochichi, chief of the Yamacraw, served yaupon tea to General James Oglethorpe and Savnanah's original settlers! Today, shop goers can enjoy a fresh glass of kombucha from the rotating tap or treat yourself to a holistic facial at the beauty bar. Conveniently located near Lafayette Square, Yaupon Teahouse is perfect for a quick pick-me-up on the go. 

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Savannah Tea Room

The Savannah Tea Room

Located inside E. Shaver Booksellers, the Savannah Tea Room offers a wide selection of teas, teaware, edibles and gifts. Stop by this quaint shop to stock up on all of your tea needs or just to sip a warm cup in a cozy bookstore! 

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Perry Lane Library

Perry Lane Hotel

Now offering Afternoon Tea in the Library, the Perry Lane Hotel embraces the story of Adelaide Harcourt, the hotel's muse, through a tea experience unlike any other in the area. Tea guests will be welcomed into the Library where Adelaide's adventures from around the globe are on display with mementos from her travels adorning the walls and bookshelves. 

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