Last night, I had the pleasure of attending a preview event for Tipple & Rose, a Tea Parlor and Apothecary in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta. This is one of the seating areas that you see when you enter. The place definitely has a nice hipster vibe and is not at all your little-old-lady type of tea room, and I loved it!
Here, Doria Roberts shares some of her vision for the tea shop, which she says is still in the "soft opening" phase for the next two weeks or so.
Tea trays and pots of various teas were lined up for guests to enjoy!
I sampled an egg salad sandwich, a fruity scone (great texture and flaky crust), and a lemon tart, all just delicious!
The shop is sourcing a lot of its products and merchandise from local vendors, including these delicious chocolate truffles my friend Ashly and I tried, mine with tea and ginger, hers with lemon and basil.
The place had a very comfortable, unstuffy feel, and I can't wait to go back for afternoon tea, which they will be offering soon.
A number of vintage teawares were placed about the shop, including this pretty teapot near a front window.
I just love all the "rescued" and "reclaimed" pieces used in the shop, including these vintage typewriters and mannequin. There is certainly lots of eye candy for those of us who love all things vintage!
It looks as though they'll have a great selection of teatime treats as well. They also have a nice selection of bath and body products, and all their lines seemed very carefully selected with an emphasis on health and natural ingredients, which I expect will make them a popular shop once word spreads of all that is available there.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the easygoing atmosphere at the preview party, and my friend and I certainly did. If you're in the area or would simply like to be, you can find out more about Tipple & Rose on Facebook. I plan to book afternoon tea there very soon!