Turn back the hands of time and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a nice cup of tea. The great Afternoon Tea, which was developed back in the 1800s, is a traditional English treat which has remained as popular as ever. In Savannah, Georgia, people are natural tea lovers and love to be on a hunt for the best tea cafes in town.

Here are some of the best places in Savannah where you can enjoy a very nice afternoon tea.

1. Gryphon Tea Room

Where: 337 Bull Street, Savannah, GA

Hours Open: Monday to Saturday at 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.                      

This alluring cafe at Bull Street offers a wide variety of tea flavors that include  Vanilla, Tropical Green, Indian Spice Chai, Hot Cinnamon Spice, Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Caribe, and African Autumn. They also have tea sweets, scones with Devonshire cream and jam, assorted pastries and a selection of tea sandwiches.


2. The Savannah Tea Room

Where: 326 Bull Street, Savannah, GA

Hours Open: Monday to Saturday at 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

This tea cafe in Savannah is a favorite among customers who wanted a good place to relax and enjoy some delicious tea and food. Since the establishment is small, making a reservation is highly recommended. Depending on the time of the day, you can have either lunch tea or high afternoon tea. You can even purchase your favorite tea and bring it with you on your way back home.


3. Café M

Where: 128 East Bay Street, Savannah, GA

Hours Open: Monday to Sunday at 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cafe M offers both cold and hot tea on their menu. These include Black Tea (Earl Grey, Pumpkin Spice, etc.); Green Tea (Jasmine Green, Moroccan Mint, Lemon Sorbetti); Herbal Tea (Chamomile Citron and Ginger Lemongrass); Green Mango Peach, Black Ceylon Gold, Bombai Spiced Chai Latte and a whole lot more! People also love the service, the atmosphere, and the food.


4. Ballastone Inn

Where: 14 East Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, GA 31401

Hours Open: Daily High Tea served every day at 4 p.m.

This historic hotel offers Daily High Tea at exactly 4 p.m in the tea room. Popular delicacies in the menu include fresh cream scones; seasonal tea sandwiches; and house-made pastries (cakes, fine tarts, miniature petit fours). They also have an excellent wine selection that people are raving about. 


5. Gallery Espresso

Where: 234 Bull Street, Savannah, Georgia

Hours Open: Monday to Friday at 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

                           Saturday and Sunday at 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

The Gallery Espresso offers a wonderful selection of Black Traditional, Darjeeling and Assam.  Other popular choices include their natural flavored Black and Green teas, Green Traditional, White Tea, Oolongs, Sencha, Gunpowder, Tisanes, and Herbals.


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6. Paris Market & Brocante

Where: 36 W Broughton Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Hours Open: Monday to Saturday at 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday at 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Established in 2001 by Paula and Taras Danyluk, the Paris Market and Brocante offers a wide selection of tea in their menu. This includes Hindu Holiday, Afghani Chai, White Wolf, Le Hammeau, Etoile De L'inde, Kikuya, Charleston and The Queen's Guard. The place also features a shop where you can anything from books, soaps, perfume, shirt and more.


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7. Collins Quarter

Where: 151 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31404

Hours Open: Wednesday to Sunday at 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.

                           Mondays at 6:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Collins Quarter offers both daytime and nighttime menus that include an extensive array of cold and hot drinks as well as interesting meals and delectable seafood. For tea lovers, some of their popular flavors include Spiced Plum, Chamomile, Formosa Oolong, Winter White Earl Grey, Moroccan Mint, Darjeeling and more.


8. A Whimsical Tea Cup

Where: 1710 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Hours Open: Tuesday to Saturday at 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Owned by Gayle Mongrandi, A Whimsical Tea Cup offers tea within its pinkish character and feminine decor that have become a huge draw for female customers. Whimsical Tea is a tea time favorite that is made up of a garden salad, scones, assorted finger sandwiches, sweets Devonshire cream, jam and of course, a choice of tea from among the 24 various tea choices. They also serve a full lunch and special menus for parties.


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