Every once in a while, you realize that you need a perfectly good excuse to enjoy afternoon tea with your girl (or boy) friends. Before recently, you’d be hard-pressed to find a place to suit your needs. Sure, Atlanta is inundated with amazing brunch spots: from down-home to demure, Atlanta’s got inspired cuisine for all walks. But, if it’s proper tea you’re looking for, you’d have previously come up disappointingly short. That is, before Tipple & Rose.
From the founders of local and sustainably-driven, Atlanta bodega, Urban Cannibals, comes Atlanta’s first tea parlor and Apothecary, Tipple & Rose. Located in the heart of the historic Virginia Highland community on the famous North Highland Avenue, this addition to the neighborhood’s growing retail collective is a pleasant one.
The entire space is punctuated with rustic, old-world charm – via its decorative, antique accoutrement. And what’s more? The energy was so high when I attended thanks to the experienced (if not simply delightful) purveyor and host, Doria Roberts, who kicked off the evening with a description of the tea samplings, pastries, artisan chocolates and tea sandwiches (a personal favorite). She introduced fellow purveyors Four Roses and Nicobella Organics who generously supplied bourbon and gourmet chocolates, respectively.
• Local kombucha tea from Golda Kombucha on tap with a growler program
• Local/Regional Small Batch Ice Cream: PopStars Popsicles, Honeysuckle Gelato, Nye’s Ice Cream Sandwiches
• Local jam by Emily G’s
• Only coffee available: Locally brewed Wanderlust Cold Press Coffee and REV Coffee (NOT Revelator) Urban Cannibals special blend available made to order only
• 85 kinds of loose leaf tea available (all available iced)
• 25 kinds of organic bagged teas by Numi Tea Company
When you visit Tipple & Rose you can expect more than “tea at grandma’s”. Instead, you can expect an eclectic crowd, an epicurean selection of simple but delicious bites, an assemblage of lotions, soaps and sprays and of course, an expert collection of some of the most interesting teas you may ever find. Spoiler alert: You won’t be disappointed.
806 North Highland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306
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