These delightful shortbread cookies were inspired by the directions to Neverland – two star cookies stacked with a clear, golden, candy, center. We recommend enjoying these cookies with either our house-blended English Breakfast tea or the malty black tea Sir Philip Sydney. Neverland Star Cookies Makes about 20 cookies. Ingredients: 8 oz. butter at room […]
We are overjoyed to honor Stephanie as June’s Employee of the Month! Stephanie has been with The St. James since November of 2017 as one of our lovely Market Attendants. Stephanie is a wonderful example of all our St. James Aspirations. Through Grace, she constantly gives of herself to others, always choosing kindness and love. […]
Just in time for strawberry season, we bring you this strawberry mousse recipe that couldn’t be easier. In just 10-15 minutes you can have this light, refreshing dessert ready for your next summer tea party. We think it pairs quite well with our popular Lemon Soufflé tea, especially if you ice the tea! This recipe […]
We are excited to honor Sarah as May’s Employee of the Month! Sarah has been part of The St. James family since August of 2016 as both a Dishwasher/Expeditor and a Server, and we obviously love having her as this is her second nomination for Employee of the Month! Sarah is a beautiful example of […]
Combining real Champagne, fresh berries, and sweet white grape juice, our Berry Champagne Gelées are a refreshing accompaniment to any celebration, particularly in the warmer months of the year. They make for a sophisticated and light dessert following any meal, sure to add a splash of color to your menu. And if you want an […]
We are excited to honor Chasya as our Employee of the Month for April. She has been part of the St. James family since August of 2015, making delicious goodies in our kitchen! Chasya is a great steward of our St. James Aspirations of Grace, Civility, and Excellence. She works hard to create beautiful food […]
We have the greatest pleasure in announcing that we made the list of FoodNetwork.com’s 20 recommended places to eat in Albuquerque! Click through to find us at the thirteenth image. Food Network Article For those who wish to Find Sanctuary from the hectic pace of life, we have been a haven and a […]
“…I don’t really know if I’m doing right–it may make you more addlepated than ever–but you can ask Diana to come over and spend the afternoon with you and have tea here.” “Oh, Marilla!” Anne clasped her hands. “How perfectly lovely! You are able to imagine things after all or else you’d never have understood how I’ve […]
We are excited to honor Victoria as our Employee of the Month for March. Victoria can be found as one of our beloved Servers here at The St. James Tearoom. We are also so honored to have her as part of the St. James family for six years now! Victoria (or Tori, as she is […]
Irish Tea Bread, also known as Tea Brack, is somewhere between a quick bread and a fruit cake. With brown sugar, whole wheat flour, and tea-soaked dried fruit, it is delightfully dense and sweet and is best spread with salted butter and served with a strong cup of tea. Enjoy our take on this Irish […]
As we travel to Paris with our menu served February 6th – March 4th, 2018, we are eager to share some of our favorite French-inspired menu with you! This is how we make our heart scones in the kitchen of our tearoom in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The scones pair wonderfully with our French Kiss Puerh […]
Introducing a New Parisian Cocktail for “La Vie en Rose” Inspired by Paris and our “La Vie en Rose” menu, we have created “Délice à la Fraise” (strawberry delight), a house-made cocktail for you to enjoy. Fresh strawberry, Vermouth, and Lillet Blanc have been lovingly blended together in this refreshing drink that is sure to […]
We are excited to honor Lee as our Employee of the Month for February. Lee has been a part of our Market Staff since July of 2016, and this is not the first time she has shown an exceptional heart for guests and her team, as she was Employee of the Month for December 2016. […]
You asked, and we listened! Our three featured teas for our “La Vie en Rose” menu are now included in our Signature Line of Teas. Lavender Provence French Kiss Puerh Mother of Pearl These delightful teas will be available for purchase throughout the year and to request at any of your teatimes. We hope you […]
Yields about 20 cookies For the Dacquoise (meringue cookie): 2/3 cup (3 ½ ounces) sliced almonds 1 cup powdered sugar 1/8 tsp. salt 3 egg whites ¼ cup granulated sugar For the Buttercream: 6 ounces of your favorite milk chocolate chips (we recommend Guittard brand if you don’t have a favorite) 2 sticks (8 ounces) […]
Journey with us over the misty mountains as we take tea in The Shire of Middle Earth. Based on the classic novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, we have created a teatime menu that is inspired by the characters and the world he created. Served January 9 – February 4, 2018, this is a teatime sure to […]
We are so excited to share the special tea shot we will be serving in January! Does it look like there might be some Middle-earth Elvish magic involved? Your eyes do not deceive you. Our “Lothlórien Nectar” sparkles like the light of Eärendil! Just like Sam in The Lord of the Rings, we dream of […]
Christina truly excels as a member of our Market Team. She loves greeting and interacting with guests that come to have tea or shop, often welcoming them by name. Her gentle spirit and gracious manner of speech put people at ease, enhancing the feeling of sanctuary The St. James Tearoom offers. A hard worker, quick […]
Yields about 4 dozen mini tea cakes For the Cake: 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour 1/2 cup potato starch 1/4 cup white rice flour 1/4 cup tapioca flour 2 Tbsp. matcha green tea powder** 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 1 1/3 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs, beaten 1 cup […]
This holiday season, join The St. James Tearoom as we celebrate 18 years of teatime in Albuquerque, New Mexico! Follow a reservation as it becomes afternoon tea in this glimpse behind the scenes of our menu “A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens,” served November 28, 2017 – January 7, 2018.
Mary loves being employed at The St. James Tearoom; she has been serving guests here since March 2016 and hopes to be a part of the Tearoom family for the rest of her life! Mary was a semi-regular guest when she saw an advertisement for servers and knew she had to apply. Mary is studying […]
Sir Chauncy and “Fortune’s Favor” It is a warm summer afternoon, and our story opens on the sleeping form of a brave knight on his way home from travels in the Far East. He has seen many wonders, has this knight, Sir Chauncy: great statues and a stone wall, tall thin hills and slender bamboo. […]
“Each piece of Turkish Delight was sweet and light to the very center and Edmund had never tasted anything more delicious.” ~The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Turkish legend has it that Sultan Abdul Hamid I “summoned all his confectionery experts and ordered them to produce a unique dessert.” What caught that royal’s fancy […]
Our guests are largely responsible for China being our November Employee of the Month; their surveys continually praise her by name. Her gentle and observant manner truly shines with guests and coworkers alike. China is one of our most consistent Servers, and her reliability and communication skills make her a wonderful addition to her team. […]
This year’s Annual Masquerade Ball was a beautiful evening filled with music, dancing, elegance, and laughter. Thank you to our honored guests! You all looked fabulous. You can download your photos at full quality by following the links below! Photo Booth Portraits Event Album
We would love your feedback! In order to continue to provide you with excellent service and beautiful products relevant to you, our St. James Market invites you to take a short survey. Let us know what is important to you in your shopping experience and the products you love! Take the Short Survey Thank you […]
If you have perused our tea collection lately, you may have seen a new addition appear! It is an honor to introduce our brand new tea “Duchess of Bedford.” This velvety traditional black tea is enhanced with raspberries and a subtle hint of rose. It is made most luxurious by a touch of brown sugar, […]
Shannon, recognized as one of our September Superheroes, was chosen Employee of the Month for October 2017. In her dual role as a Server and Reservationist, she excelled in keeping a fabulous attitude during the greatest September our Tearoom has had in seventeen years. “Recipes from the Wizarding World,” an employee-driven menu theme, brought a […]
Matthew, our September 2017 Employee of the Month, is relatively new to our Tearoom family, so being chosen by his peers to represent them underscores how well he fits in here. As a Server, Matthew has a spirit of excellence that has revealed itself in his attention to detail and efficiency. He excels at vacuuming, […]
Something delicious this way comes! For several years, The St. James Tearoom has created one-of-a-kind, non-alcoholic tea shots for special events, blending concentrated tea with flavored syrups for a small, yet thrilling treat. In honor of our menu “Recipes from the Wizarding World,” we have concocted a special brew to transport you to that magical […]
Our featured china set this month is so fun. It’s called Victorian Cream Ramble Rose, and each piece has adorable little feet! Find it this month in our Market!
We are extremely excited to officially announce our brand-new menu and theme for September!! “Recipes from the Wizarding World” will be served Tuesday, September 5 – Sunday, October 1, 2017. See the full menu.
Introducing “The St. James Regency Punch,” the featured aperitif for our August Jane Austen menu! Our own take on a historic beverage, with local sparkling wine and our own Garden Bouquet green tea, this unique punch will transport you to the Regency Era, when it was commonly served at parties and balls. Ask for a […]
August Employee of the Month, Chris, our gentleman in the Market, has such a relaxed demeanor you would never know just how hard he works except for the fact that he gets his tasks done before you know it. He is able and super willing to help out wherever he can: in the tea station […]
Last month we got to congratulate Rachel on her recent high school graduation. This month we get to congratulate her for being chosen as Employee of the Month! Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to be served by Rachel knows just how sweet and friendly she is in her quiet, attentive, and gentle ways; […]
Isaiah, our Employee of the Month for June 2017 has only been with The St. James Tearoom since November, but in that time, he has endeared himself to his coworkers with his jolly nature and large heart! Isaiah works in the dish station as an Expeditor; serving tea is a bustling business and our Expeditors […]
This inspirational story takes place at The St. James Tearoom in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We are honored to be named one of the Top Workplaces by the Albuquerque Journal! Veronica is one of the wonderful leaders who makes the Tearoom a great place to work. Excellence is achieved by doing one small task, one […]
We are proud to announce that we have won the Albuquerque Journal Top Work Place again this year for small businesses in Albuquerque! Thank you to our amazing staff—you all make the Tearoom such an amazing place to be! Would you like to become a part of our story? Learn more about employment at The […]
We love to celebrate and pamper our moms around here! With that in mind, we’ve decided to have an extra special Mother’s Day shopping event! Come into our Market next Wednesday, May 10th, 2017, from 4pm – 7pm and enjoy samples of our famous St. James Cream Scones and a cup of tea while you […]
Congratulations to our Employees of the Month of April! Anne of Green Gables proved to be such a great success that our staff was called upon to go above and beyond to serve the multitude of guests that came to partake of our April menu. The nominations for Employee of the Month were so compelling […]
Eric has been a wonderful blessing here at The St. James Tearoom for seven years now. He started working with us in the dishwashing station, and we have had the privilege of watching him grow into a member of our leadership team, managing the kitchen and serving as a chef who produces beautiful and yummy […]
Our new exclusive spring tea is here! Easter Basket is a strawberry cream herbal tea with hibiscus, orange, and a delightful surprise of jelly beans! It pairs perfectly with parties and pastries. Find it now in The St. James Market.
Our phones are ringing off the hook! Our Employee of Month Jeanine answers and calm prevails. Jeanine has worked at The St. James Tearoom for 12 years and knows many of our guests by their phone voice. She is the anchor in a sometimes stormy sea of reservations, a master juggler of numbers, placing our […]
We’re eager to share why we continue to do what we do and how we continue onward in the midst of the storms of this world. Words to encourage, uplift, and even challenge–this little magazine is brimming with the heart of The St. James Tearoom! Written by our owner and founder, Mary Alice Higbie, each article […]
Sarah has been chosen by her co-workers as our February Employee of the Month, which is very appropriate as she is obviously filled with LOVE. A love that she so winningly pours out upon those she works with in our Dish Station, a very important position that serves each and every one of us. Our […]
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We have the honor of directing you to a lovely article written about us by Getrude Matshe of The Huffington Post! Read the article here.
This month’s Employee of the Month is our lovely server, Mary! Mary has been working at the Tearoom for almost a year and has become such an important part of our service team and our Tearoom family. Those that nominated her for Employee of the Month described her as “kind hearted, others focused, the definition […]
This month we are proud to announce our lovely market lady, Lee, as Employee of the Month! Lee has been working at the Tearoom for a couple of months now, and she has been part of an invaluable part of our team. She is so helpful in so many different areas of the Tearoom outside […]
For this month of November we are proud to announce the “Employee of the Month” is our lovely Market Attendant, Christina! Christina has been working at the Tearoom for a few months now and has been such a blessing to everyone she comes in contact with. She is such a diligent, hardworking young woman with […]
This month we are proud to announce our “Employee of the Month” is our beautiful server, Sevon! Sevon has been working for the Tearoom for a little bit under a year now. When she started working here, she caught on so fast and has completely surpassed every expectation we had for her. She learned everything […]
Everyone’s journey is unique and valuable, all journeys take persistence and courage. It is incredible when our paths cross and we get to share stories and learn so much about one another, especially when our lives can get so hectic. We love our guests and we were thrilled to put together this photo story. Each […]
The St. James is proud to announce that our dishwasher, Michael, is the Employee of the Month for September! Michael has been working for the Tearoom for a little less than a year and has quickly become such a vital part of our team. Though his job title is dishwasher, he does so much more. […]
Preparing something with one’s own hands—it takes time, it takes effort, but how wonderful it is when you can make someone’s day extraordinary. Give Sanctuary.
The St. James is proud to announce our employee of the month is our sweet server, Destiny! Destiny has been working with us for almost three years now, making her a Tearoom veteran who has been invaluable to our team. At The St. James Tearoom, our servers are always looking for a way to “Surprise […]
Join Mary Alice Higbie as we learn the story of Mia Prieskorn, who has a connection with our Tearoom corner that goes back long before we founded The St. James Tearoom in 1999.
For this month of July, we are proud to announce the Employee of the Month is Stephanie! Stephanie has been working at the Tearoom for almost 2 years now. She began as a server, but now fills the position as one of our reservationists. Though her job title is reservationist, she does so much more […]
The St. James is honored to present our Employee of the Month, Rebekah! Rebekah has been working at the Tearoom for almost two years now. Her positive attitude, sweet character, and servant’s heart are just some of her amazing attributes. One of our managers described her as being “consistently consistent.” She is always giving of her time even if it means […]
We are pleased to announce the EOM for May is Adrianna Salazar. Adrianna has been with us since December of last year and has grown so much over these past six months. She has mastered all of our teas and is on her way to becoming a tea master! She has shown a willingness to […]
The staff of The St. James Tearoom wishes our owner and founder, Mary Alice “Emmai” Higbie, a happy birthday!
The St. James is proud to announce Chantal as our Employee of the Month for April. Chantal has been working in The St. James Market for two years now, where she is a blessing to everyone who walks through our door. She is always going above and beyond what is asked of her, and she […]
The St. James is proud to present our Employee of the Month, Jon! Jon has been working at the Tearoom for a little over a year now. He started as a dishwasher and has slowly migrated to being a server. He is such a joy to work with because his positive and fun attitude makes […]
We are Proud to announce that our “Employee of the Month” is our beautiful market lady, Angelica! Angelica has been working at the Tearoom for almost a year now and she is such a joy to be around. She is kind, reliable, and is in constant pursuit of excellence, thus giving her the nickname around […]
For January, we are proud to announce our Employee of the Month is one of our kitchen team members, Rachel Lott! Rachel has been a core member of the Tearoom for three and a half years. She first started in the Market but migrated to working in the kitchen. Many of her fellow co-workers have […]
The St. James is preparing to open in our new location on March 30, 2010. We look forward to welcoming our guests in our new home! The new address is 320 Osuna NE (southwest corner Edith Blvd. & Osuna Rd), Albuquerque, New Mexico.