Over the past few months, I had multiple friends and coworkers mention this tea shop they liked called High Garden Herbs and Tea. Up until this year, I had NO CLUE Nashville had a tea shop, so I was pretty pumped when friends told me about it and immediately put it on my ‘want to go’ list.
On a sunny Saturday morning, my friends and I decided to walk to High Garden Tea to check out what all the hype was about. We walked in, and I think all three of our jaws immediately dropped. Just picture walking into a woodland fairy house or a scene from Narnia, and that’s what High Garden looks like. The dried flowers hanging from wooden beams in the ceiling, glass jars filled with loose leaf tea and herbs, mystical chandeliers, and cozy tree stump booths all add to the magical woodland fairy house aesthetic. For an additional quaint touch, they even have a sign stating that laptops aren’t welcome because they’re more of “book people here”.
My friends and I were so overwhelmed with how magnificent this tea shop was. When the owner asked how he could help us, we all three stuttered, “Uhh, we don’t know, but I think this is what heaven looks like.” The co-owner, Joel, laughed and then proceeded to guide us through the shop and all of the options for teas, elixirs, and kombucha. While he was showing us around, his co-owner and wife, Leah, was mixing a new batch of herbs in the corner and showing other customers how it worked. Joel explained to us that the teas, herbs, elixirs, and blends are all, “simply organic, naturally grown and/or responsibly wildcrafted herbs, gathered, hand blended and bagged with respect.”
After wandering around, we made our way to the back of the shop to the ‘Root Cellar’ where they serve homemade Kombucha and handcrafted herbal elixirs. I ended up deciding on a wellness, immunity tea blend, and my friends decided to get the Euphoric Fig and Flower child elixirs. The tea was soothing for the cold I had, and it was also perfect for the chilly winter day. My friends were nice enough to let me try their elixirs, and I was blown away. I could have probably drunk 5 more of them in one sitting. They both had the perfect amount of sweetness and spice with additional health benefits as well!
Since my first visit, I’ve raved about High Garden to basically anyone who would listen. I’ve also returned multiple times to try new tea or have a kombucha flight! I recommend giving their kombucha a try if you drop by because they not only make delicious flavors, it is really incredible for your gut health. My favorite flavors are the Milky Oolong Kombucha, Gunpowder Green Kombucha, Hellhound Ginger Kombucha, and Emerald Heart Jun (Jun is basically kombucha but made with honey instead of sugar). The flavors change pretty frequently, but if you find a favorite, you can bring home an entire growler!
If you drop by this quaint shop, I can guarantee you’ll enjoy the cozy atmosphere, the kind workers, and the fabulous (healthy) drinks. So, go grab a friend and schedule your next tea date to take place at High Garden!
935A Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206
East Nashville (Five Points)
Monday – Friday: 11AM – 7PM
Saturday: 11AM – 6PM
High Garden’s Root Cellar kombucha and elixirs taproom will be staying open until 10PM on Fridays and Saturdays.