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Miss Melanie's Tea Room & Gourmet Tea Emporium

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123 E Unaka Ave, Johnson City, TN 37601, USA (423) 926-0123 Website Owner?

We're excited to announce the release of Melanie's first book, "The Traveling Tea Ladies- Death in Dallas," in September 2010 by Little Creek Books. Schedule her for a book signing, tea tasting, tea tour or lecture! Visit www.TheTravelingTeaLadiesSociety.com Dream of owning your own tea business? Learn what it takes! Join our three day seminars at wwww.TheTeaAcademy.com

Recent reviews

    • Laura Showers

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      This tea room is no longer in business

    • A Friend in Tea

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      Due to our busy Tea Academy 3 day Seminar schedule, book signings for 'The Traveling Tea Ladies' Murder Myster Series and the launch of our online store, Smoky Mountain Coffee, Herb & Tea Company, we made a very difficult decision to become exclusively online only! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT ONE OF OUR UPCOMING BOOK SIGNINGS AND TEA TASTINGS! Until Our Next Pot of Tea, Melanie

    • Elaine from memphis

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      This is a delightful tearoom. Very good food, service was so friendly and cheerful, and the tea was delicious. Only the presentation of the plate could be slightly improved upon with lettuce leaf, orange slices, or strawberries on the plate. But the food was excellent! I highly recommend this tearoom!

      Tearoom response:

      Thanks for your high praise! We loved having you and look forward to your return!<BR> <BR> Until Our Next Pot of Tea,<BR> Melanie

    • Christine Derr

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      I have been to Miss Melanie's Tea Room and, as always, service, food, tea and congeniality were excellent. It was the first visit for the friend who accompanied me, and she was very pleased and plans to return, also. Melanie, you are a fine lady - I don't have enough words of praise for you!

      Tearoom response:

      Christine, you are such a wonderful person and a very special guest that I have enjoyed getting to know over the years! Thank you for your kind words and for bringing such wonderful friends with you. There will always be a hot pot of tea, a warm basket of scones and a special seat for you anytime. I so have enjoyed your friendship.<BR> <BR> Until Our Next Pot of Tea,<BR> Melanie

    • michael

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      I had lunch there a couple of days ago with a few friends! Very nice. Melanie knows so much about tea and she is great! the chef there makes the best soup! (he makes everything from scratch) I love it & can't wait to go back!

      Tearoom response:

      I'm glad you enjoyed the food! We enjoyed your company and eagerly await your return! I will pass along your compliments to Chef Scott. We'll keep the soup warm for you!<BR> <BR> Until Our Next Pot of Tea,<BR> Melanie

    • chris

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      Miss Melanie's tea room is fantastic! I attended a 6 course tea tasting event! The chef came out & spoke about how he had infused teas into each course & Melanie explained each tea. The best food & the best tea I have had. Everyone there was thrilled! That night was their 1st event like that, they are doing one every month! I can't wait until the next one!!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Chris,<BR> We enjoyed hosting the 'Tea Date Night' and look forward to having you back in December! Thank you for your wonderful comments. I look forward to our next evening together and I will pass on your compliments to Chef Scott Phillips. We're thrilled to have him here infusing tea with his culinary masterpieces.<BR> <BR> Until Our Next Pot of Tea,<BR> Melanie

    • A disappointed tea patron

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      i love your tea room!it relaxed me the moment i walked in.i will be haveing my christmas party at your esrablishment.i strongely suggest that you check out miss mealanies tea room!they have awsome food and the best service ever.there always quick and i always love the deserts.

      Tearoom response:

      It's always a thrill for us to hear from our guests! We would love to host your Christmas or other special events. It's special people like you that make all our endeavors worthwhile. Thank You!<BR> <BR> Until Our Next Pot of Tea,<BR> Melanie

    • Jane Doe

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      Miss Melanie's tearoom is by far the best restaurant I've ever dinned at in my life!!! The service was a materful experience to behold.Her tea is the best loose tea that I have ever had in all my years of traveling all over the world in search of something that satisfies my taste for tea.I have now decided to move to Johnson City just to be near the tea room so i can eat there every week.I strongly suggest on going to Miss Melanies Tearoom!

      Tearoom response:

      Shelby,<BR> <BR> Your review makes me blush! Please come see us again soon. We love guests like you!<BR> <BR> Until Our Next Pot of Tea,<BR> Melanie

    • Molly Turrner

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      My oh My, if you are looking for the best Tea Room In Tennessee then you need to go to Miss Melanies Tea Room!Thay have the best food,the veiws are preety,and their work staff is always good with the customers and treat you like family.I encourage anyone who wants to have the best tea and food to go to Miss Melanies.She also has a Tea School wich i'm signed up for and ready to learn how to start my own Tea Room.I'm learning from the best there is in Tennessee!Come join me in our journey to the world of tea!

      Tearoom response:

      Good Golly Miss Molly!<BR> Thank you for your enthusiastic review! It's always a pleasure to have guests like you and I am looking forward to having you join our Tea Academy class. <BR> <BR> Until Our Next Pot of Tea,<BR> Melanie

    • Shannon Keim

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      Thank you so much Miss Melanie for a great time. There was seven in our group and we came all the way from the Smokey Mt. area. Well worth the drive. We had such a great time we plan on doing it again next year. We had the afternoon tea tray. I highly recommend it. the chocolate bliss cake was wonderful. My favorite was the fresh fruit sponge cake with whipped topping. I don't know what she did different to this average dessert but it was great. She does have the best scones I have ever had, and her freshly made almond cream & starwberry perserve are to dye for. Words can't describe the tomato soup. THE BEST TEA ROOM I HAVE EVER BEEN IN!! Can't wait to go back.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Shannon! I so enjoyed your time with us and your fun family! I am glad you shared your reunion with us. Your enthusiasm is much appreciated. Since you live somewhat in our vicinity, I hope you will come back soon. We will keep the trifle ready along with a warm basket of scones. <BR> <BR> Until Our Next Pot of Tea,<BR> Melanie

    • Amy

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      This is my favorite place. Miss Melanie is a fine, educated hostess. I would expect nothing less of an SMU grad. Her scones are the lightest, most scrumptious objects. Everything else is divine as well. Glad to support a local business that serves such quality. :)

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you, Amy, for your continued support. You are too kind! You must be an SMU alumnae- GO MUSTANGS! We hope to see you again soon- I'll have a basket of hot homemade scones waiting for you!<BR> <BR> Fondly,<BR> Melanie

    • Judy

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      My recent afternoon visit to Miss Melanie's Tea Room was a cozy, friendly and relaxing event. From the the beautiful China set tables, to the variety of teas, all was impressive. My Grandchildren and I especially liked the key lime and peanutbutter pies, scones and lemon curd. Yummy! Our 'tea-knowledgeable' hostess gave us a real education. Thank you, Melanie, for your graciousness. Judy

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you,Judy! We always enjoy your visits and hope you and the grandchildren will be back soon.<BR> <BR> Fondly,<BR> Melanie

    • Kenneth King

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      What an experience. The variety of tea available seemed unlimited and was it well preparpared. The victorian atmostphere was delightful and I really loved her scones and other home baked delights. I am glad we had a chance to visit this tearoom.

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you Mr. King!It was good to meet both you and your wife and we will have many more teas to explore on your next visit from Florida!<BR> <BR> Until Our Next Pot Of Tea!<BR> Melanie

    • Carla Hanks

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      My family and I really enjoyed our visit for the Mrs. Claus party. It will be in a special memory for my children for years to come. We look forward to our next visit and the children want to visit Mrs. Claus next year as well. Thank you, The Hanks Family

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Carla,<BR> The elves and I enjoyed your sweet children. I know Mrs. Claus will be back again next year and will look forward to reading 'Santa Mouse' with them again. Until Our Next Pot Of Tea!<BR> <BR> Fondly,<BR> Melanie

    • Marsha K.

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      I wanted to thank Miss Melanie & all her staff for making our Christmas party for our office so exciting & fun. We just did not want to leave & she made us feel so welcomed. The food was superb & servers were attentive to our every need. I will most certainly look forward to my next visit to this lovely tea room. Marsha

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Marsha,<BR> I am so glad that you and your office group were able to make a special memory here! On behalf of everyone here, we thank you for sharing your holiday with us! I look forward to seeing you at our 'Jane Austen Tea Party' in February!<BR> <BR> Fondly,<BR> Melanie

    • Susan Ordway

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      As soon as you walk into the marvelous house Ms. Melanie is there with a beautiful smile and a gracious 'hello'. The food choices are marvelous and the teas are outstanding. Whether a small party of two or a group of 12, Ms. Melanie will make you feel special. This is a wonderful addition to the tri cities region.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Susan,<BR> It's guests like you that make each day a joy! Thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review. I look forward to many more visits with you and many more pots of tea! I hope you have a glorious Christmas season and I am looking forward to your office party.<BR> <BR> Fondly,<BR> Melanie

    • Lori Hamilton

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      Miss Melanie's TeaRoom is a real treat for all. Miss Melanie herself is a great host and the staff are all wonderful. They make you feel special and welcome you into their lovely home with open arms. I highly recommend Miss Melanie's Tea Room!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Lori,<BR> Thank you for your many visits! We always look forward to seeing you and your work mates! <BR> Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to write such a wonderful review. I truly appreciate you!<BR> <BR> Fondly,<BR> Melanie

    • Denise Highsmith

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      It has piqued my interest and desire in learning to correctly make a pot of tea and enjoying the differing varieties. Miss Melanie, you are wonderful.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Denise,<BR> I have so enjoyed getting to know you and your office group. Thank you for inviting me to speak about tea! It's always a good day when you come to the tea room!<BR> <BR> Fondly,<BR> Melanie

    • The Elizabeth Asbury Circle of Wheeler United Meth

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      My womens group from church brought some 'Friend at Home' for High Tea and we were thrilled with our serivce and our food. Although there was a little mix up on the reservation time, the staff was never ruffled and we recieved excellent food and service. Our 3 'Friends' had a wonderful time and they look forward to returning in the near future.

      Tearoom response:

      We are glad you enjoyed your tea experience and we enjoyed sharing the afternoon with you! What a nice group of ladies and we look forward to seeing you again soon. <BR> Fondly,<BR> Melanie

    • Tamra Turberville

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      A colleague and I were in town on business and stopped in for lunch. It was such an unexepected joy!! Best lunch experience I have had in a long time. I am not a tea connoisseur, but Miss Melanie has peaked my interest in tea. The food was delicious, the presentation exquisite, and Miss Melanie was the most delightful person to chat with. I plan to go back at my very next opportunity.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Tamra,<BR> I was touched when I read your review. I enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Johnson City. I appreciate your thoughtfulness!<BR> Fondly,<BR> Melanie

    • Tennessee Tea Lover

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      Thank you for such a relaxing time at lunch today. Everything was perfect from the homemade scones, wonderful quiche to the best peanut butter pie I have ever tasted. The decor was heavenly, our waiter Josh personable and warm and one of the nicest experiences I have had in a tea room. I will be back often!

      Tearoom response:

      We look forward to having you back and Josh and I appreciate your thoughtfulness! <BR> Until Our Next Pot Of Tea,<BR> Melanie

    • Laura Harrington

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      Having taken tea in many different states and countries, I was suprised to find such a wonderful tea selection right in my hometown! I especially enjoyed the Tangerine White Tea. It was light and fruity, which complimented the best scones I've ever had in a tea room. Melanie always takes the time to come out and chat with us, which my grandmother finds very charming. My sister and I also appreciate Melanie making the tea plate vegetarian for us. She is always so accommodating.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Laura, Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review! I always enjoy your time with us and hearing about your travels and tea experiences! Again, thank you for you thoughtfulness! <BR> <BR> Fondly,<BR> Melanie

    • Britney Devotie

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      I had a delightful time at Miss Melanies Tea Room. She has a warm spirt and she is great to talk to. She comes and greets you the first moment you walk in which makes anybody feel at home. Her scones are delicious along with all the rest of the food. Enjoy! I love it!

      Tearoom response:

      Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write such a lovely review! I look forward to our next pot of tea!<BR> <BR> Fondly,<BR> Melanie

    • Denise

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      Miss Melanie - Thanks so much for a wonderful time today. Everything was just GREAT!!!!

      Tearoom response:

      Thanks, Denise for your kind words! I was thrilled to meet another 'Gone With The Wind' fan. I look forward to seeing you again in March!<BR> <BR> Fondly,<BR> Melanie

    • Patti & Marvin

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      We love the variety, the personal service and of course the decor. We also learned a lot about teas from all over our first trip. We've already returned as well as have teas scheduled for the next few month. We wish we'd have found this sooner.

    • Christine Derr

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      My visit to Miss Melanie's Tea Room this past weekend was a pure delight. All my senses - sight, sound, taste, smell, and feeling were in for a treat. The Victorian decore created a lovely ambiance. The background music was subtle and relaxing. The food was delicious, as were the teas, and pleasing to smell. The high light of my visit was Miss Melanie herself. She is an absolute joy. She treated my friend and me as friends and guests rather than simply patrons. There were no time constraints, but she invited us to stay as long as we liked and to have another pot of tea. Her staff is equally engaging. It was a very pleasant afternoon. I recommend Miss Melanie's to anyone wishing a quiet, relaxing tea time. My friend and I have scheduled return visits for each month through the end of the year. Truly, a first class place.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Christine- It is guests like you that make tea time a joy! Thank you for your kindness and I look forward to our next pot of tea together! Isn't it wonderful that the simple act of sharing tea and conversation can create such wonderful friendships! I will see you soon!<BR> Fondly,<BR> Melanie<BR>

    • Rafeal

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      This was the best time I have ever had at eney tearoom! Thats from my heart!

      Tearoom response:

      Dear Rafeal- Thanks for your sweet message! I enjoyed hosting you and your classmates for Northside Elementary School's 'Mind Your Manners.' We worked hard over the eight week afterschool club and I am glad to know true gentlemen still do exist. Have a wonderful summer!

    • Sue and Friends

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      What a fabulous place to enjoy an afternoon with friends. The atmosphere is splendid with beautiful decor', pleasant frangrances and serene music. The food and tea were delicious with numerous varities of sweets, savories and teas galore. The friendly staff treated us as if we were 'special guests'. The gift shop has many one-of-a-kind gifts which only enhanced our pleasant afternoon. We will cherish our time spent at Miss Melanies Tearoom and will return again soon.

    • Jenny

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      A wonderful experience with so many teas to choose from! Each tea I've tried has been delicious. The food, service and atmosphere are also great. Very enjoyable and I plan to go back often!

    • csktc

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      I attended tea at Miss melanies and everything was excellent except the food. For the price there should have been tons of food, but there was a very small amount. There was 1/3 food and 2/3 sweets. It should be the other way around. We all left hungry and went to a restaurant and had lunch. There were some of our party that were dieting, some are diabetic and this was not a good meal for any of us. I doubt we will return unless the menu changes drasticly. I am not trying to be mean, but I feel like you need to know this.

      Tearoom response:

      We serve a balanced tea tray with an equal number of sweets and savories. We make every attempt to make special trays for our guests with special dietary needs. Had we been told, we would have been more than happy to present you with a special tea tray. I am familiar with the group that attended and a menu was given several weeks in advance and a guest phoned ahead with vegetarian needs, one lady let us know she was diabetic after the tea tray was presented, and we presented a special tray of savories to her table. We make every attempt to please everyone. I hope next time you come, you will please let us know you have dietary restrictions.<BR> <BR> Fondly,<BR> Melanie

    • Bonnie

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      We had a birthday party for my 9 year old daughter that was absolutely wonderful in everyway! I highly recommend Miss Melanie's to everyone!

    • Sue Southerland

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      The Sassy Bodacious Ladies of the Red Hat Society had lunch at Miss Melanie's Tea Room and had a fabulous time. The tea sandwiches were wonderful, the desserts were fantastic and the selections of tea were unlimited. Great place to eat and have tea, and enjoy the charming gift shop.

    • Jane-Anne Thomas

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      Inviting and appointed atmosphere. Many nice gift opportunities under $20.00. Nice selection of teas. Delicious savory and sweet fare

    • Pat Scalf

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      What a way to relax from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping. Miss Melanie's evening tea was everything we could ask for with the wonderful tea sandwiches, cranberry croissants served with lemon curd and devonshire cream, desserts and several varieties of wonderful pots of hot teas. Miss Melanie's Tea Room is very warm and inviting and a great place to shop for special items afterwards. We had a wonderful experience!

    • Michelle

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      The tea and food was superior at Miss Melanie's Tea Room. The atmosphere tranquil. The surroundings beautiful. I plan to go back often to Miss Melanie's for tea and to shop in her beautiful gift shop.