It was fifteen years ago when we first visited The Tea Room in Savannah, Georgia. We were on our way down to Lady Lake, Florida to get married. We made a stop a quick stop in Savannah for about twenty-four hours. We always meant to come back. We finally did.
We enjoy our high teas. There is something special and relaxing about them. I guess it is the act of taking tea. What a better place than historic Savannah to have high tea, right?
Turns out the The Tea Room no longer serves high tea. I was crushed. We were all looking forward to returning for tea. I asked if anywhere else did high tea. It seems as though all the tea rooms no longer are serving high tea. So disappointed was I until the woman on the other end at The Tea Room told me to hold on. When she returned she said they could do a special high tea for us. I was elated! And so very thankful.
The Tea Room decor has changed a lot in fifteen years from traditional to chic modern. It still felt comfortable and cozy yet airy and light.
We were served two courses: savory and sweet. We started with tea sandwiches. There were four kinds: roast beef, cucumber, pimento cheese, and pimento cheese with ham. When I'm in the South, I have to try all the pimento cheese I can. I've become very picky about it since living in Kentucky and North Carolina. This was the best pimento cheese I've ever had. I think what made it special was the use of pepper jam as the spread. The ham added to the perfection.
After a day spent wandering the streets and squares of historic Savannah, high tea was welcomed. We left with full bellies and that warm feeling the only tea can bring on a winter's day. It gave us an added boost to explore some more of the city.