Tea For The Weekend: The Gryphon Tea Room

Saturday, April 15, 2017

One. Of. My. Favorite. Places. In. The. World... EVER! This was my fifth time to Savannah, however I only started going to The Gryphon the second time I visited Savannah.  I have been coming back ever since! The tea room is a beautiful vintage building that was once a pharmacy.  One wall still has the alphabetized drawers from corner to corner that would hold anything from aspirin to some sort of ointment.  Then on one wall is the bar that would have once been the ice cream and soda bar.  Every time I see it I can't help but think of the the scene from It's A Wonderful Life when Mary leans over and whispers in George's deaf ear that she will love him till the day she dies.  A chandelier hangs from the center of the room, a piano sits in the corner, beautiful string music fills the place, original tile lays on the floor when you enter, and then cheetah print carpet leads you to the rest of the tea room.  It's like stepping back in time when you enter The Gryphon.  You can go for high tea or you can go for a meal.  I love to experiment with tea's, because I love any kind.  So this time I got a tea called, Caribe, and it was a delicious green and black tea mix with different fruit herbs mixed into it to give it a sweet taste.  You will never have a complaint about the unique waiters and waitresses there either.  The tea room is run by SCAD, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and so all the employees are fun spirited and lively youngsters that will chat you up, and tell you what you need to know about Savannah!  And who knows- they may even be from your home state like the one I had yesterday! Next time you find yourself in Savannah you can't leave without going to The Gryphon(:

*All photographs taken at The Gryphon Tea Room in Savannah, Georgia*
Pictures by Mike Hicks and Me- Edited by Me

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