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A Tea-Lightful City!

From China, to India, to Great Britain, to right here in Savannah, tea has been a part of a plethora of cultures since ancient times. A historic part of life to be sure, so of course the Hostess City of the South would have a phenomenal cup waiting for you.
If you haven’t visited the Gryphon Tea Room in Madison Square, I suggest you make plans to do so. This stunning building used to be a drugstore and is now a day-time restaurant owned by Savannah College of Art and Design. Both food and loose-leaf tea by the pot is served throughout the day. They even offer a full tea service with a three-tiered tray of snacks. The ambiance is a tasteful combination of piano music, antiquated books, and stained glass. It’s only a ten-minute walk from our inn!
E. Shaver’s in Lafayette Square holds a little secret as well. The Tea Room, formerly located on Broughton, has relocated into the eclectic bookstore. Yes, travelers, tea and books in the same place. What more does one need out of life? With their own original blends (including Savannah Grey) and a helpful staff, it’s a must for any tea-lover. Plus, they’ve got two small cats wandering about, named Birdleby and Elliot.
And, a guest favorite in the middle of downtown in Chippewa square is Gallery Espresso. They serve light meals, coffees, and, best of all, more than one hundred of flavors of loose-leaf, sold by the infuser mug. The shop itself is a relaxing, casual place to stop into after a day of touring and is only a fifteen minute walk from the inn. I recommend the Pleine Lune tea, a honey-spiced black tea with floral and honey flavoring.
So, whether you’re a well-seasoned connoisseur of tea or looking for a healthier alternative to coffee, Savannah has all you need for the perfect cup of tea.

Our boards on Pinterest provide a great visual snapshot of things to do during your stay in Savannah. Check out our boards for our favorite restaurants, ice cream, coffee shops and museums! We also highlight upcoming events on facebook and twitter.
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A Tea-Lightful City!

From China, to India, to Great Britain, to right here in Savannah, tea has been a part of a plethora of cultures since ancient times. A historic part...

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