Kim Jordy, with the help of her friend, Suzanna Spollen, opened her first location in downtown Woodstock in 1997 with seating for 25. Expansion was quickly necessary in order to accommodate tea lovers from across the Atlanta area. After 5 years, the restaurant relocated to its current home at the historic Dawson House.
Kim’s mother was of British descent, always with a cup of tea in hand, passing to Kim her passion for the British beverage. Her father, a classically trained chef and restaurateur, helped his daughter realize her dream. His loving hands crafted the tables now seating our guests. Tea Leaves & Thyme is a success story of family and friends uniting for a common goal. Kim’s husband, Glynn, and three sons, Jason, Zachery, and Caleb all contributed to their mother’s adventure, helping in the kitchen, in the dining room, and with other duties as needed. Our true success story, however, lies in the continued patronage of the many guests returning through the doors each weekday.
Thank you for making Tea Leaves & Thyme a special place for your celebrations, gatherings, and your own unique experiences.
Adapted from The Great Tea Rooms of America Available in our gift shop