Turkish Delight Cocktail

“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 […]

November 2017 – China

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. […]

Annual Masquerade Ball Photo Album

Masquerade Ball Photos!

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

Survey

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 […]

Introducing Our New Tea!

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, […]

October 2017 – Shannon

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 - Employee of the Month September 2017

September 2017 – Matthew

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, […]

St. James House Butterbeer

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 […]

St. James Regency Punch

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 […]

Chris - Employee of the Month August 2017

August 2017 – Chris

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 […]

Rachel - Employee of the Month July 2017

July 2017 – Rachel

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; […]

A Father’s Influence

We LOVE daddies! And we have more than our share of the very best ones! John and his youngest daughter Daniela have made St. James tea a tradition; it’s their special time together. When they come, they bring carefully selected poetry to read during tea. In the beginning, this father specifically sought out the Tearoom […]

Isaiah - Employee of the Month June 2017

June 2017 – Isaiah

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 […]

#1 Top Work Place!

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 […]

Mother’s Day Gifts

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 […]

Eric - Employee of the Month April 2017

April 2017 – Eric

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 […]

Jeanine - Employee of the Month March 2017

March 2017 – Jeanine

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 […]

Aspirations Quarterly

The Five Aspirations

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 - Employee of the Month February 2017

February 2017 – Sarah

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 […]

Mary - Employee of the Month January 2017

January 2017 – Mary

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 […]

The Haven Collection

Introducing… The Haven Collection Fine Loose Leaf Tea Sachets   Take the time to relax, to give, to share…and Find Sanctuary wherever you are.  Each beautiful box includes 20 sachets, individually wrapped for freshness, so you can enjoy the elegant taste of St. James signature teas at home, in the office, or on any adventure […]

Christina - Employee of the Month November 2016

November 2016 – Christina

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 […]

Sevon - Employee of the Month October 2016

October 2016 – Sevon

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 […]

Discovery

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 […]

Destiny - Employee of the Month August 2016

August 2016 – Destiny

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 […]

Stephanie - Employee of the Month July 2016

July 2016 – Stephanie

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 […]

Rebekah - Employee of the Month June 2016

June 2016 – Rebekah

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 […]

Adrianna - Employee of the Month May 2016

May 2016 – Adrianna

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 […]

Chantal - Employee of the Month April 2016

April 2016 – Chantal

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 […]

Jon - Employee of the Month March 2016

March 2016 – Jon

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 […]

Rachel - Employee of the Month January 2016

January 2016 – Rachel

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 […]

Searching the Deeps

“A soul must search with blinded eyes For that which can’t be seen. It senses yearnings deep within, Yet knows not what they mean.” * We have a tendency to skim along the surface of life, never reflecting on its deeper meanings. Our culture is not in the habit of ‘mining the deeps’ and so […]

Butterflies and Tea

This guest blog is by New Mexico writer Patrice Greenwood, a long-time guest who has become a very special, personal friend. You will see her love of beauty here, and will understand afresh the joys of taking time to appreciate those ephemeral marvels that exist right alongside us, whether we notice and appreciate them or not. […]

Come into my courtyard…

Come Into My Courtyard; Meet Ginger Syllabub Morning is peeking over my garden gate. Come in; I’d like to introduce you to someone special. I have been nurturing Ginger Syllabub since she was a baby – five years! I planted her roots in good soil in the certain knowledge that she had a great struggle ahead […]

Simple Joys of Autumn

Rustling of Leaves Our wants can become so mighty, so insistent and demanding. Our desires to achieve or obtain have a way of growing and multiplying at a pace that far outstrips contentment. Frantic and Famished is no way to live. I tell myself, “Be still!  Cease striving!  Rest, and be content.”  I say, “There […]

Greetings!

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.