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Wish you guys had a location in Atlanta! I love tea

- @vita.redmond on Instagram

Atlanta location of Brooklyn Tea coming spring 2021

The new location of Brooklyn Tea is slated to open this spring 2021 in the eclectic neighborhood of Castleberry Hill (329 Nelson St SW). Just minutes from the Mercedes-Benz Stadium and the Atlanta University Center (AUC). Similar to the Brooklyn location, the tearoom and tea shop will sell and serve organic loose leaf tea, pastries and breakfast items with vegan and non-vegan options.

The new location will be owned and operated by Kerri-Ann T. Thomas, Brooklyn native and Spelman College alumna.

Meet the Owner of Brooklyn Tea - ATL

Kerri-Ann was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and her master’s degree in education from Columbia University.

She became a teacher, dean/assistant principal, principal, and superintendent for the Achievement First Network in Connecticut and New York.

For inquires please email: kthomas@brooklyntea.com

Tea for Two Cities: Brooklyn Tea to Open Atlanta Tearoom

“I am a native,” co-founder Jamila McGill told What Now Atlanta. “I am a born-and-raised West-side Atlanta girl. I am a Frederick Douglass [Highschool] Astro — I’ve always been in the neighborhood. There was no other alternative, we were always going to open a second location.”

Before she met her Brooklyn Tea co-founder and fiancee Alfonso Ali Wright, McGill said that her knowledge of teas “stopped at iced sweet tea [or] a good Arnold Palmer.” But for Brooklyn-born Wright, who was steeped in Caribbean tea culture by his Jamaican mother, tea was an everything.[..]

Before the couple’s humble beginnings gave way to notoriety, McGill attended Spelman. There, she grew close to Kerri-Ann T. Thomas, who played a crucial role in the operations of the Brooklyn shop, “helping the store at the drop of a dime.” McGill said that Thomas was the apparent candidate to own the second iteration of Brooklyn Tea.

Read the entire article at What Now Atlanta