Cream Scones &
Festive Cranberry Pecan Scones
Available for Carryout!

Menu Available to Order for Carryout

Our Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens menu is now available for Carryout along with Festive Cranberry Pecan Scones and Cranberry Curd. Always available: Traditional St. James Cream Scones, Loose Leaf Tea, and more.  

Orders may be placed up to two weeks (14 days) in advance in most cases.

Orders for multiple full afternoon teas will be boxed together with one set of tea. Please submit multiple orders if you would like your teatime packaged separately.

Don’t Forget Gluten Free!

Everything we serve can be ordered Gluten-Free!  Click HERE for more information.

Upcoming Menu

Our Afternoon Tea at the Abbey menu begins January 4th, 2022. Schedule your online order up to 14 days in advance of your carryout date.

Please call (505) 242-3752 if you have any questions.

Two Regular Adult Menus Featured in Pictures Below

Enjoying Your Carryout Teatime at Home

Tips on Brewing Tea

Brewing Black Teas

 Water should always be at a rolling boil (~212° F)

 Use 1 rounded tsp of tea leaves per 6 oz. water (standard teacup). A 24 oz two-person teapot would use 4 tsp of tea.

 Steep according to tea directions. Even 10 – 15 seconds can change the flavor profile of your tea. Black teas can become bitter if over-steeped, the flavors of the tea getting lost in the tannins. Drain tea strainer—never squeeze the leaves or the teabag as doing so releases bitter flavors into the tea! Serve and enjoy!

Brewing Green Teas

 Water should always be at a simmer (~180 – 190° F). If you don’t have a thermometer, bring water to a boil then allow to sit 4 – 5 minutes before using.

 Use 1 tsp of tea leaves per 6 oz. water (standard teacup). A 24 oz two-person teapot would use 4 tsp of tea.

 Steep according to tea directions. Even 10 – 15 seconds can change the flavor profile of your tea. Green teas can become very ‘grassy’ if brewed incorrectly, so make sure to watch your timer! Drain tea strainer—never squeeze the leaves or the teabag as doing so releases bitter flavors into the tea. Serve and enjoy!

Brewing Herbal Teas

 Water should be at a rolling boil (~180-212° F)

 Use 1 rounded tsp of tea leaves per 6 oz. water (standard teacup). A 24 oz two-person teapot would use 4 tsp of tea.

 Steep according to tea directions. Even 10 – 15 seconds can change the flavor profile of your tea. Drain tea strainer—never squeeze the leaves or the teabag as doing so releases bitter flavors into the tea. Serve and enjoy!

Create Your Ambience

Please note that you will need a Spotify account in order to play full-length songs from this Teatime playlist curated by the Tearoom Click here to download a short video on how to find and follow the Tearoom on Spotify.

Download an image of a St. James seating area to use as a virtual background during video call teatimes with your friends! Just click to enlarge the seating area of your choice, then right-click and choose ‘save image as’ to save it to your computer. Click here for a tutorial on setting a tearoom photo as a background using Zoom.