Yay! Thanks to CSG’s driving about on Sunday, I have discovered a new place to spend entirely too much money. A new shop called Tea Time opened on July 1st in the groovy little 12th South District. It’s a tea shop, of course. Not the kind where you sit and have tea but the kind where you buy things to have tea at home. And wonderful things it has.
Kim Carpenter Drake is the owner and she travels to England to buy vintage china and silver which is for sale in the shop, at very reasonable prices, I might add. There were many adorable cups and silver teaspoons and lovely teas in tins. I love tins! (It’s an illness.) She had garibaldi biscuits, my favorite. That may be a danger, actually having a store in Nashville that carries them.
She also does educational tea tastings a couple days a month. The July topic is a Worldwide Tour of Tea and August is What’s Your Cuppa Tea? They both sound fun and she mentioned a Strange Brew tasting in October with tea leaf reading. The cost per person is $12.
Lay out your girly china (or go buy some), bake some scones, brew some tea and have yourself an afternoon tea party. Big hats and white gloves not required but definitely encouraged.
2314 12th S
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11 AM to 6 PM