Kim Jordy, with the help of her friend, Suzanna Spollen, opened her restaurant in downtown Woodstock in 1997. Expansion was quickly necessary in order to accommodate tea lovers from across the Atlanta area. After 5 years, the restaurant relocated to the historic Dawson House in Woodstock.
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. 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.
After 24 amazing years of serving tea and food, Kim decided to retire and let go of the restaurant aspect of her business. She now focuses on selling loose leaf tea online and spending more time with her family.
Thank you for making Tea Leaves & Thyme a special place and we look for to providing you with a cup of tea for many years to come!
Adapted from The Great Tea Rooms of America