Text by Britt Crawford • Photograph Courtesy of Richmond Region Tourism
A city steeped in history and tea
Established in 1737, Richmond, Virginia, has played to host many prominent moments in the United States’ history. From Patrick Henry’s famous, “Give me liberty, or give me death” speech to the capitol building designed by Thomas Jefferson to several Civil War monuments, the city plays host to many memorials and historical markers. A few of these landmarks, such as Maymont Mansion, Scotchtown—Patrick Henry’s historic home—and the historic Shirley Plantation, display the tea traditions of past Richmond residents. In addition to these commemorated treasures, Richmond serves as home to a collection of venues for afternoon tea.