“I do find joy, even in this current situation. True joy in life does not come from focusing on ourselves, but from focusing on others, pouring out all the love, kindness, and forgiveness we have/can.” – Shannon Ferrell Shannon and Shanda are two of our lovely guests who have been coming to the tearoom […]
Just like the novel Around the World in 80 Days, our recipe for Mushroom Ragout on Polenta was inspired by the human spirit of adventure and exploration. Specifically focusing on exploring flavors from around Italy, these treats include polenta, crimini mushrooms, and Marsala wine, among other things. These savory delicacies make wonderful canapes or appetizers, […]
Inspired by the cold butterbeer mentioned throughout the Harry Potter stories, our Butterbeer Ice Cream Floats make the perfect sweet treat on a hot summer day. Caramelly, creamy, and cold, these Butterbeer Floats are well-balanced, not too sweet, and very refreshing. They are also extremely easy to make! We paired ours with some cream scones, […]
Our Summer Berry Bread Pudding recipe was inspired by the British Regency Era and celebrates one of the best parts of summer—berries. In Jane Austen’s day traditional British puddings were regularly part of large meals. In fact, Jane Austen’s mother, Cassandra, once contributed a traditional British pudding recipe written in witty verse to a book […]
These White Cheddar and Black Pepper Scones are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Take the time to grind the pepper when you make them and it will really shine through. We also recommend a really nice sharp white cheddar to balance the spicy pepper and give a nice crunch on […]
Journaling can be a perfect habit to form to help slow down. It can be used to organize thoughts for a new story, document the day for future nostalgia, practice drawing, or simply a place to pour your thoughts into the pages to give clearer vision.
As we are unable to travel much farther than our own backyards, we hope you may find a place of peace and respite in your little corner.
Light and sweet with just a little pucker, these Lime Mousse Tarts are a refreshing dessert for summer! Featuring freshly squeezed lime juice, lime zest, whipped cream, and flaky tart shells, they’re just the sort of whimsical treat we would expect to find on a tea table in Wonderland! Enjoy these little tarts with a […]
Our fudgy, chocolate & orange blossom cookies are the perfect spring treat. Combining the fresh flavors of orange, blackberry, cream, and chocolate, these flower-shaped cookies are elegant, yet so easy to make. Though we specify using a fluted or flower-shaped cookie cutter for maximum cuteness, you can use a round cookie cutter or another shape […]
Online Ordering FAQs Online orders are a new service The St. James Tearoom started to help provide a teatime respite during the Government mandated business orders to help reduce the spread of CoVid-19. Tearoom CEO Daniel Higbie wanted to help answer some of the most frequently asked questions about online ordering and curbside pickup to […]
Ten Movies with Tea and Good Manners It is still very possible to begin an adventure all while staying indoors! For many of us, the best way we can contribute to preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities is to simply stay home. Watch an uplifting film as you sip on your warm afternoon […]
Afternoon tea is more than just a meal; it is an opportunity to connect with the people we love, and escape from the noise of our daily lives. Although the Tearoom is closed in accordance with the Governor’s mandate, the need for tea is greater than ever. This is why we will be providing carry-out […]
Just like Willy Wonka, the character who inspired these treats, our Scrumdiddlyumptious Chocolate Cookies are just a little on the whacky side! Our chocolate cookie base is filled with pieces of chocolate chip cookie, toffee bits, and semi-sweet chocolate chips, then finished with a sprinkle of coarse sugar and Kosher salt for a sweet and […]
Teatime, whether here at The St. James Tearoom or at your own kitchen table, can be a much-needed respite in one’s day. Whatever your reason or need for the tradition of a teatime, be it an interruption from your daily routine or the disconcerting news, here are a few tips to carry on this tradition […]
If you fear for your health amidst the recent news of the pandemic sweeping the globe, you’re not alone. While many preventative measures are being taken by state governments to help reduce the spread of this virus, you can be proactive in guarding your health, too. The best part is that it isn’t a spoonful […]
In the midst of an uncertain and frightening time, it is a natural inclination to isolate and self-preserve. Indeed, in this case, it is a necessity in stopping acceleration of the outbreak! Even still, breaking through the mindset of “every man for himself,” we have witnessed beautiful expressions of civility, unity, and humanity across the […]
Dear Friends and Guests, Starting tomorrow, March 19th, The St. James Tearoom will be closing all Dine-In service until further notice, joining our peers in the dining industry in Albuquerque in following the mandate of Governor Lujan Grisham to close all restaurants and bars until April 10th, in an attempt to slow the spread of […]
To Our Dear Guests, Here at The St. James Tearoom, we take your cleanliness and health very seriously. However, greater vigilance is needed today, particularly in the dining industry. By the end of January, after studying the exponential spread of this virus, I became convinced that this was not just another flu, but a real […]
This month, we are excited to present Elijah as our Employee of the Month! Elijah has been with The St. James Tearoom as an Expeditor / Dishwasher since June of 2019.
These rich and fluffy Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes are sure to be a fun addition to any Irish-themed teatime or party. Guinness is the perfect complement to a chocolate cupcake as it lends a malty, acidic undertone that enhances the chocolate and balances the sweetness. We’ve paired these with a traditional buttercream with just a hint […]
Classic hues and inspiring cover quotes, these new journal and pen sets are perfect companions in a gentleman’s day.
Make the perfect dreamy nursery with these brand-new additions to our children’s section in The St. James Market.
Inspired by the French classic Croque Monsieur, our Savory Ham and Cheese Scones will be a delicious and hearty addition to your tea table. First appearing on French café menus around 1910, the Croque Monsieur is a baked or pan-fried ham and cheese sandwich with melted cheese on the outside. Our easy-to-make scone version pulls […]
Starting off the new year, we are honored to present Alysse as our Employee of the Month! Alysse has been a Server at The St. James Tearoom since August of 2019. Though her time here has been short, Alysse has made a big impact on her team. Fellow coworkers describe her as consistent and reliable. […]
Buttery, crumbly, and with just a hint of vanilla-infused Earl Grey tea, these shortbread biscuits are sure to be a favorite on your tea table at any time of the year. As an added bonus, they’re incredibly easy to make. We think these are just the sort of classic British biscuits that the Dowager Countess […]
This beautiful china pattern first debuted in the 1910s. Reminiscent of the Regency Era but starting to hint at the Art Deco to come with its deep hued edges and gold detail, it seems to marry elegance and whimsy.
This December, we are honoring Victoria as our Employee of the Month! Victoria has been a Server with the Tearoom since February of 2012. And recently, she has been helping out as one of our Large Party Coordinators. In her almost eight years of Tearoom knowledge and wisdom, Victoria shines as a beautiful servant leader. […]
We’ve prepared a few tips to help remove the stress from your gift shopping in our Market this year.
Known for its iconic pink, red, and yellow roses, Old Country Roses celebrates England’s national flower and the quaint English garden.
Inspired by traditional English Christmas treats, these mini mincemeat pies, with flaky lattice tops, are the perfect addition to any holiday teatime or dessert table. With warm spices, sweet and tart fruits, and a hint of rum, they pair splendidly with strong black teas, such as Indian Assam, swirled with creamy milk. Make the filling […]
We are blessed to honor Susan as our Employee of the Month this November. Susan has been with the Tearoom since January of 2014 as a Server, Reservationist, and Large Party Coordinator.
Susan is one who instinctively sees when another has a need and finds a way to serve them. As an example, she started […]
Though Tolkien did not go into great detail of how a Dwarf properly maintained a beard, we believe that if given the access to beard oils, Dwarves would have been the greatest proponents.
Our pumpkin pecan scones with maple glaze are a tasty, yet easy treat to make for any fall teatime. Packed with warm spices, real maple syrup, and toasted pecans, they pair perfectly with our Mulled Cider scented black tea. As temperatures cool and leaves flutter from the trees, fill your home with the aroma of […]
Pipes are a common and memorable image for those who love J.R.R. Tolkien and his famous Middle-Earth. Gandalf, Aragorn, Bilbo, and Tolkien himself are rarely remembered without a good pipe in pocket or in hand.
A cup of tea can be much more than a hot drink. To us, a cup of tea is a means of escape from the bully world, even for just a moment.
We are excited to honor Jael as our Employee of the Month this October. Jael has been with us as an Expeditor / Dishwasher since February of this year. Though she has only worked at St. James for a short while, her impact on her team and the Tearoom as a whole has been momentous. […]
French butter cookies are believed to have originated in Normandy in 1670. Often just called Sables, which is the French word for sand, these shortbread-style cookies are buttery, delicate, and delicious. But take care to use a good European-style butter, because the higher fat percentage will help produce the right texture. Our version is made […]
Brisk weather is just around the corner, and The St. James Market is stocking up on the well-loved autumn staples of wool hats and cozy scarves.
The most recent edition in the Maggie Hope series by Susan Elia MacNeal: The Prisoner in the Castle. November, 1942.
Featured Pattern: Pixel Black Rose. This new porcelain cuddles quite perfectly in the themes of the season.
We are overjoyed to be honoring Adrianna as our Employee of the Month this September. Adrianna has been with the Tearoom since December of 2015 in every capacity she can find! She has served our guests as a Server, Market Attendant, and Shift Leader. Behind the scenes, she diligently cleans the Tearoom every week, makes […]
This banoffee pie recipe (banana + toffee = banoffee) is our take on the classic British dessert that we imagine could have been one of the selection of pies that Professor Slughorn passed around on the Hogwarts Express at his first meeting of the “Slug Club” at the beginning of Harry Potter and the Half […]
This August, we are honoring Chloe-Joy as our Employee of the Month! Chloe has been with The St. James Tearoom as a Server since March of 2018. During her time with us, she has been a constant presence of grace and cheerfulness. Chloe remains ever positive and kind to those around her. Her quiet sense […]
Dainty, flaky plum turnovers are just the sort of thing one could imagine eating on a picnic blanket at Pemberley or Netherfield Park. For this easy version of the treat, a sweet and tart homemade plum jam is encased in puff pastry for the perfect handheld delight. Serve these plum turnovers with hot or iced […]
Brand-new purses and wallets have graced the shelves of our ladies’ section of The St. James Market.
We are pleased to honor Joaquin as July’s Employee of the Month! Joaquin has been with The St. James Tearoom since August of 2018 as one of our Servers. During his time here, he has had such an influence of dependability, knowledge, and humor! Without any need for recognition, Joaquin is consistent in seeing a […]
Our Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars recipe is a sweet, savory, and crunchy treat that was inspired by the youthful spirit of Neverland and the Lost Boys. The first ever reference to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich was in 1901, and its subsequent rise in popularity over the next two decades occurred at the […]
We are overjoyed to honor Kendra as June’s Employee of the Month! Kendra has been with The St. James since August 2018 as one of our lovely Market Attendants. Kendra’s presence can be described in a word: generous. She is generous with her time by covering shifts as much as she possibly can, and making […]
Looking for recipes for an Alice in Wonderland tea party? Our Eccentric Wonderland Scones will pull your guests into the whimsical spirit of Alice’s adventures. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s description of “drink me potion” in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, these scones pull in the flavors of cherry, pineapple, toffee, and turkey bacon – a blend […]
The St. James Market is featuring a brand-new china pattern, Pink Rose Dots, a charming and whimsical pattern of Alice blue and Wonderland florals.
This May, we are celebrating Emily as our Employee of the Month! Emily has served her team and our guests as a Market Attendant since April of 2018. Though Emily has only been part of the Tearoom family for a little over a year, she has quickly become a valuable leader with her quiet strength. […]
Tearoom guest and friend of Mary Alice, Wilfrid, a published writer and expert on all things to do with the British monarchy, was thrilled to speak to us on the subject of a royal arrival and the perseverance of the royal family.
The season of sending love and congratulations is upon us. Graduations, weddings, showers, and birthdays fill this year with celebration. The St. James Market has a variety of both whimsical and classic greeting cards for every occasion. If the celebration calls for flowers, or a bear playing the banjo, we have it covered with charming […]
During our “Royal Celebration” menu, we picked up a few items to make tea feel a little more royal. This tray and ice bucket made of hammered copper are the perfect little touch to any celebration. They would shine beautifully out in the garden with a pitcher of refreshingly cold iced tea, or you could […]
The Imperial Porcelain Factory, formally known as the Lomonosov Porcelain Factory, was founded in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1744 by order of Empress Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great, after Dmitry Ivanovich Vinogradov discovered the secret of creating hard-paste porcelain. Though found in the traditional shapes of teapots and teacups of England, Russian china has […]
Queen Victoria’s favorite afternoon tea treat is now known as the Victoria Sponge Cake, a simple vanilla cake filled with strawberry preserves and cream. However, it was Anna Russell, the Duchess of Bedford and good friend of Queen Victoria’s, whom we have to thank for introducing the world to the ritual of afternoon tea, for […]
This month we are excited to honor Halla as our Employee of the Month. Halla has been part of the team since November 2017 as a Server. The Tearoom always gets a little bit brighter when Halla is on shift. She sees the best in others and is gracious with her time and energy. When […]
Chocolate in tea? We do believe Willy Wonka might approve. In true Wonka fashion, the Market has put together a chocolate tea variety pack. Tucked in a beautiful little box you will find two of our chocolate teas, Chocolate Raspberry Truffle and Renaissance Chocolate Treasure, a tea ball infuser, a miniature bag of sugar, and […]
Spring has sprung in our Market! We love the time of year that brings beautiful, fresh blossoms. It may be the blooming flowers, or the rumors of a sweet Wonka-inspired menu, but along with spring comes happy little bees. Found in our stationery section, brand-new bee-inspired stationery has begun to appear. Notepads, card sets, and […]
Our brand-new china pattern from Royal Albert is almost good enough to eat. Featuring charming blueberries, blackberries, and daisies, you might think we plucked the “Alpha Foodie Turquoise” pattern straight from Willy Wonka’s Edible Room! But never fear, these blueberries shouldn’t turn you violet. The Oompa Loompas are raving at the size of the teapot, […]
Willy Wonka said “Time is a precious thing. Never waste it.” Well, just imagine dipping your dessert spoon into a glass of fluffy chocolate cream and finding a decadent layer of salted caramel fudge at the bottom. And now imagine being able to create this delightful dessert for your friends and family in less than […]
This March, we are excited to present Isaac as our Employee of the Month! Isaac has been with The St. James Tearoom as an Expeditor Dishwasher since October of 2018. In his short time here, Isaac has made a huge impact on his team and the Tearoom as a whole. One word to describe Isaac […]
Brand-new magnetic games are perfect for long car rides or bringing to the pub and sharing a friendly game over a pint. As we journey to Ireland, The St. James Market found a few new items to make our travels a little easier—and maybe a bit classier! Our new leather-bound shaving kits have a sleek […]
The Search for God & Guinness, a biography by Stephen Mansfield, details the life of Arthur Guinness as he changed his city of Dublin for the better. Through living out of abundance, Guinness used the vehicle of beer to create jobs, sanitation, safe drinking alternatives, housing, and much more for the people of Dublin. He is […]
Featured China Pattern: Glamis Thistle. This beautiful set is bone porcelain china made in England. In Celtic culture, the thistle represents strength, devotion, durability, and bravery. The thistle seems quite fitting as we celebrate a man who exhibits these qualities as he strived to heal his broken city of Dublin. Refusing to make his fame […]
Often associated with Irish-American cuisine, corned beef makes for a slightly different, yet quite delicious, variation of a traditional tea sandwich. We paired our recipe with a simple garnish of shredded cabbage for a little crunch and the creaminess of Muenster cheese for some added richness. We recommend pairing these sandwiches with a strong cup […]
We are excited to honor Maggie as our Employee of the Month for February. Maggie has been a wonderful part of the Tearoom as a Server since November 2017. Her guests have called her charming, delightful, and incredible. Her coworkers describe her as gracious, humble, kind, reliable, and selfless. She inspires her team with her […]
Poires Belle Hélène was created in the mid-1860s by famed French chef and restaurateur Auguste Escoffier and named after the operetta La belle Hélène by Jacques Offenbach. The French have invented countless delectable desserts, and these pears, poached in a homemade syrup and enrobed in a decadent chocolate sauce flavored with pear liqueur, are a […]
We are excited to honor Beka as January’s Employee of the Month! Beka has been part of The St. James Family since November of 2016 as part of our kitchen team. Beka is an incredibly hard worker. She is consistent and thorough with her tasks. This past Christmas season, she, along with her fellow kitchen […]
In honor of the 107th anniversary of New Mexico’s statehood (January 6th, 1912), we decided to share a tender, flaky, green chile and cheese scone recipe—the perfect marriage of traditional teatime fare and New Mexico’s most beloved ingredient. Other treats at a “birthday” teatime for New Mexico could include: piñon cookies; turkey, avocado, and cucumber […]
We are excited to honor Sarah as December’s Employee of the Month! Sarah has been part of The St. James Family since August of 2016 as first an Expeditor / Dishwasher before becoming a Server. Sarah is a wonderful example of the St. James Aspirations of Grace, Civility, Beauty, Gentility, and Excellence. She strives to […]
Inspired by the German origin of Nutcracker dolls, we decided to bring you a Christmas Stollen Scones recipe – a scone version of the traditional, fruity bread eaten in Germany at Christmas time. Nutcracker dolls are an undeniable symbol of Christmas. Though carved nutcrackers have taken many shapes since their earliest days in the 13th […]
We are overjoyed to honor Denise as November’s Employee of the Month! Denise has been part of the St. James family as a Server since September 2013. After five years, you might call Denise a St. James staple. Her experience and passion for the Tearoom brings stability to her team. Along with leading and teaching […]
If you’re a fan of The Chronicles of Narnia, you’ve probably noticed that C.S. Lewis describes food quite often. Though the most well-known book in the series is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, the other six books in the series also describe numerous meals in the land of Narnia. This baked apple recipe […]
We are so pleased to present Marisa as October’s Employee of the Month! Marisa has been with the St. James family since May of this year as an Expeditor / Dishwasher. We are so honored to have Marisa’s hard work and Servant’s Heart here at the Tearoom. While she is a great example of all […]
Just in time for the crisp weather of autumn, we bring you a delightfully simple pumpkin spice tea latte recipe. Made with Incan Chocolate Puerh tea, warm frothed milk, and pumpkin spice syrup, this creamy concoction is sure to get any day started off on the right note! Pair with a warm scone for the […]
This month, we are honoring Isaac as September’s Employee of the Month! Isaac has been with the St. James family since June of 2017 as an Expeditor Dishwasher. During his time here, Isaac has grown and flourished as a leader in the dish station. Though washing dishes is not always seen as the most glamorous […]
Throughout the Harry Potter book series, Hagrid serves his favorite students numerous homemade “treats,” including a traditional British drop scone commonly called a rock cake (for its rocky shape). For these Wizarding World-inspired scones, we imagine Hagrid making them with whatever he has on hand, so you can play with the additions to make them […]
For August, we are pleased to honor Erin as Employee of the Month! Erin has been with The St. James since November of 2017 as both a Server and a Reservationist. Erin is a true example of a Servant’s Heart. She is recognized as one who is constantly striving to help others in all that […]
In the 18th century, syllabubs were a common feature of the dessert course, often served alongside puddings and jellies. Syllabubs evolved throughout the century from a sweetened wine-based drink into a more solid whipped dessert, similar to mousse, and then were eventually replaced by ice cream as a cold refreshing treat to end a meal. […]
We are pleased to introduce Danae as July’s Employee of the Month! Danae has been with The St. James since May of 2016 as one of our wonderful servers. Danae is one of the most cheerful and joyful people we know. She has a great attitude that is always uplifting, encouraging, and brings a smile […]
Our latest teatime theme invites you to fly away with us to a land of pixies, pirates, and the lost boys… As we fly into Neverland, we invite you to sample “Second Star to the Right,” a black tea blend with pixie dust, marshmallow bits, and light from the Second Star! It sure to inspire […]
Celebrate the 4th with a little teatime flair! Fun and elegant, creamy and delicious, these festive little cups make for an easy Independence Day dessert sure to please the eye and the taste buds. No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Cups Makes about 10 servings. Ingredients: Graham Cracker Crumbs 1 1 ⁄2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 1 […]
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 Sidney. 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 […]
Enjoy a Guinness Stout at your teatime! Paired perfectly with our Guinness World Record Irish Soda Bread, this malty, caramely, and bittersweet stout is available only through March 31, 2018, as a special tribute to our St. James Great Arthur Guinness. Ask your server to order. About Guinness St. James’s Gate is the largest Guinness […]
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, […]
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.