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I am purposefully seeking ways to add a little more peace, joy and fun in my life; that's why I started this tea story.

Currently I am searching for a new supplier for my tea. So I’m visiting websites and ordering different blends every month. I’ll be posting about my finds along with my visits to tea rooms.

It’s always the perfect time for a cup of tea. Won’t you join me?

Category Archives: Tea Room

Tea at PJs Coffee

Finding good tea on-the-go can sometimes be a challenge. Here’s a new (to me) resource. PJs Coffee. Folks from Louisiana know all about PJs Coffee since it opened for business in New Orleans in 1978. Here is one of the newer locations open now in Madison, Alabama.

I stopped in and tried some of their Chai Tea Latte and I splurged and got some Beignets. Both were quite the treat. The tea is sweet like hot chocolate but the addition of some of the warming spices like cinnamon and cloves along with steamed milk gives the foamy hot black tea some depth. It’s very much a comfort drink.

These chewy squares of fried dough topped with a mountain of powdered sugar pair delightfully with the sweet tea but I imagine they would also go well with their coffee too.

You can also order plain tea for a lower calorie option. If nothing is added tea is zero calories and all natural.

PJ’s Coffee offers a selection of teas from Numi Tea and Revolution Tea. They have options such as Earl Grey Lavender, Bombay Chai (for all the spices and none of the calories) and Pu-Erh for something on the exotic side or Chamomile if you want something caffeine free.

As you can see it’s a fun place to hang out with friends! It looks like they’re doing a bang up business. Give them a call if you’re putting together a quick gathering.

Check them out when you’re out and about and have some tea at PJs Coffee!

Tea at the Peabody

There is a hidden gem right off the bustling lobby of the iconic Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. The entrance to Chez Philippe is tucked away behind the bar and once you enter, the train station atmosphere of the hotel lobby fades away. Chez Philippe is richly appointed and glows with glittering old-world glamour. The… Continue Reading

Smith-Byrd House

There’s a little bit of good and bad in everything. You might be put off by the exterior of the Smith Byrd House. The hundred plus year old Victorian in the Daniel Pratt historic district is in need of some serious renovations.  However, don’t let that turn you away.  I almost didn’t go in but… Continue Reading

The London Tea Room

For a traditional take on afternoon tea, visit The London Tea Room in St. Louis, Missouri, located near Tower Grove Park.   As you enter The London Tea Room you’ll see it’s a favored hangout. The front half of the restaurant is for casual dining and counter sales of baked goods and tea. Walking towards the… Continue Reading

Pendray Inn & Tea House

Today we have a guest post from Civili-tea supporter, Melodie Brier.  She and a friend went on a trip to Victoria, British Columbia and had a lovely afternoon tea at the Pendray Inn & Tea House and wanted to share it with you.  Here is her story: Of course, the famous place for tea when you… Continue Reading

Tea at the Colonnades

When you visit Edinburgh, Scotland you will, no doubt, spend time exploring the Royal Mile. It’s the main road connecting Edinburgh Castle at the top to the Palace of Holyroodhouse (which is still the Queen’s official residence in Scotland) down at the other end. As you walk along the road you’ll find many places to… Continue Reading

Tea with Good Company

Good Company Cafe started serving tea recently and to kick it off with a bang they offered a full afternoon tea with a modern twist. It was a very popular event with quite a crowd but worth the wait. The Tea First, the most important part is the tea. They’ve started with some solid basic… Continue Reading

The Wild Plum Tea Room

My husband and I were trying to figure out where to have dinner one Friday night and we ruled out place after place because they were too crowded.  After awhile, we realized maybe it wasn’t a good strategy to go out to eat somewhere that didn’t have a lot of people on a Friday night.… Continue Reading

Le Salon at the Windsor Court Hotel

Windsor Court Hotel 300 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 504-523-6000  • On a recent long weekend to New Orleans, we enjoyed sampling much of the magic and mania of the city but as soon as we entered the lobby of the Windsor Court Hotel, we knew we were in another world.  This grand hotel is… Continue Reading