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  • Country Thyme Tea Room


    I can't believe this tea room is acctually ranked #4 in Illinois! I've been to #3 in Clinton, #7 in Bloomington-Mormal, #9 in Mackinaw, and #66 in Godfrey. All are infinitely superior to this place. They have only bagged tea which is presented with warm water in the kind of metal pots one gets at a diner. The chicken salad, while presented prettily in half a pineapple, was horribly bland, canned chicken with only bits of celery and too much mayonnaise. The two 'scones' were flat and more like frosted cookies; they were good and fruity, but certainly not scones. For dessert my apple dumpling was a microwaved, frozen dumpling, the kind one can buy at 'warehouse' stores. The 'shop' consists of a small room of garage sale-type items and a hallway with a limited number of nice tea pots and dishes. The atmosphhere is quaint and relaxing, and the decor and tables are lovely; the service attentive and warm. However all in all it was a disappointing experience, and certainly not worth the drive from Springfield.

    Tearoom response:

    We are quite sorry about your experience, but we would like to clarify a few things. We do not use canned chicken, we use fresh chicken prepared everyday and we also do not use mayonaise. We realize eveyone's tastebuds are not the same and we do prepare from scatch All of our food and it does not come from warehouses. This is why we are rated where we are. Our teas are imported from Canada.<BR> Thank you for visting and better luck next time.