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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

An Article from the New York Times: “The Joy of Quiet” This is an important article, and one I think our St. James customers will relate to and agree with. The importance of Quiet in this day and age is an idea we have been urging since the beginning, and now, here is a NY Times article that articulates the same concept well. Someone else […]


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.