Jackie James

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    The London Tea Room's Blueberry-Lemon Cake: Perfect Pair with a Fragrant Cup of Tea

    Welcome to Sugar High, a series devoted solely to spotlighting the best ways to sate a sweet tooth in St. Louis. We'll sample the best the city has to offer at restaurants, bakeries and holes-in-the-wall, and provide some insight on how these confections are made along the way. While growing up i ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    London Tea Room Re-Opens in Tower Grove

    The new London Tea Room is now open at 3128 Morganford Road in Tower Grove. An Anglophile's dream, the tea cafe moved into a bigger space -- with a new focus on retail -- from Washington Avenue. The new London Tea Room opened Friday, February 7, after a few weeks of closure. See also: The London T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    The London Tea Room Leaving Wash. Ave. for Tower Grove

    After six years on Washington, The London Tea Room (1520 Washington Avenue; 314-241-6556) is packing up and heading for Tower Grove. Owner Jackie James tells us that a move has actually been in the works for at least two years as more businesses left the daytime Washington Avenue scene. See also: T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Attend a Tea Cupping at London Tea Room

    Image via​Care for a cuppa tea? Lipton might never forgive us for saying it, but the American tea market is pathetic. For years, the only options were Lipton or Celestial Seasonings. Now of course, the market is growing. The artisan coffee shops are doing their part to offer a wider variety ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Royal Wedding Paaaaartay Begins at London Tea Room at 4 a.m. Sharp

    image viaWhat proud American could fail to be excited about getting up at 4 a.m. to watch the British royal wedding?​Gut Check would like to propose that a true, red-blooded American like yourself would feel a lot less silly watching the Royal Wedding tomorrow morning if you weren't sitting al ... More >>