Whether looking for a nice, quiet spot to sip a spot of organic tea in style, or indulge in an all-natural smoothie — loaded with protein and low in calories — or partake in a fresh bagel or delicious confection, Elizabeth’s Tea Garden in Nags Head is a good place to start.
Owner Elizabeth Chambers says visitors to her charming shop will be delighted by the array of products and teas she has in stock, and regulars will find new things all the time to challenge their palate, including Silver Needle, Gun Powder, Elderberry Yaupon, Guayusa, 99 Percent Oxidized Purple Oolong, Lemon Ginger Yerba Mate, and a holiday sugarplum marzipan.
The coffee brewed at the sipping sanctuary Tar Heel Roasting Company, “which is roasted right here on the Outer Banks,” Chambers says.
In addition, the shop sells items from Nags Head Apothecary, and Cotton Blossom Mugs glassware and coffee mugs, which are created by North Carolina artisan Mandy Creef.
Chambers says her goal is to make Elizabeth’s Tea Garden a gathering place for locals and a must-stop spot for visitors.
“We do tea parties, afternoon tea, baby showers — really any ‘ladies’ type gathering, but men are welcome, too,” she says, adding she’s interested in hosting a book club. “I am still offering afternoon tea, but it’s by reservation only right now.”