TeaTime 15: Notable Tearooms That Have Stood The Test of Time

TeaTime 15: Notable TearoomsThe St. James Tearoom
320 Osuna Road NE, Building D • Albuquerque, NM 87107 

There’s an oasis of tea tucked into the New Mexico desert. Since its opening in December 1999, The St. James Tearoom has provided Anglophiles with all the things they love about the motherland infused into a teatime setting that is more British than Britain. Mary Alice Higbie, a classically trained Japanese-porcelain painter, approached the idea of her tea business with an artistic spirit. She has watched the business expand and transform into the British wonder it is today, with individually styled nooks and parlor areas in which to enjoy afternoon tea. And while the menu at The St. James Tearoom may change monthly, the fare consistently remains delicious. The tearoom is open Tuesday through Sunday with multiple seating times available. Reservations are required and can be made online or by telephone. 


  1. Great tearooms. You must check out Josephine’s in Godfrey, IL. You will love it. Not only excellent food, great atmosphere, but room after room of shopping for clothes and the home. We love it! In fact, I am taking my granddaughter there for her 17th birthday this Saturday. Thanks for listening. Barb Dalby

  2. My granddaughter and I had a weekend tea retreat at several tea shops .in Southern California. We went to the Rose Tree Tea Cottage and also Paris In A Cup. The experience was really very nice. We attended another which was also quite enjoyable. It was the Huntington Library and Museum which has a wonderful tea room.


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