The St. James Tearoom sprang up out of the recognition of a great need in society today: the need to escape the “Tyranny of the Urgent” of our modern day frenetic pace of life, to depart from the “parched landscape of fluorescent lighting and chain- restaurant sameness” (Charlotte Balcomb Lane article on The St. James Tearoom, 2000) to rest, reflect, gain margin back into life, and above all, foster relationships in a society that at best creates shallow ones.
Escape the tyranny of the urgent.
Reviews, Awards, & Articles
Albuquerque Journal, May 15, 2017 by Taylor Hood
Albuquerque Journal, January 20, 2016 by Donna Olmstead
2014 World Tea Awards: Winner of Best Tea Room Website, Nominated for Best Tea Room Menu
The Great Tearooms of America by Bruce Richardson (2008)
Albuquerque Journal, April 22, 2007 by Todd Eric Lovato
Albuquerque Tribune, January 2, 2004 by Carrie Seidman
Tea Magazine, Spring 2004 by Frank Murphy and Pearl Dexter
Albuquerque Journal (Venue), April 28, 2000 by Charlotte Balcomb Lane
Albuquerque Journal (“The Women’s Circle” section) by Michelle Pentz
Albuquerque Journal (Venue), December 29, 2000 by Charlotte Balcomb Lane