Less of a tearoom and more of a coffeehouse atmosphere, but the tea was delicious. I was on the road for business and was able to enoy some tea and internet access to get some work done. I'll be sure to stop in again when I drive through next.
For my 40th birthday, I decided to go antique shopping and visit a tearoom. I first tried 2 other tearooms in Simpsonville and Frankfort that were closed down. I then ended up here at 1:45pm. There was a small shoppe selling jewelry, candles and a little home decor. I was pleased to see Harney tea! I ordered a sampler and a pot of Chocolate Mint Tea and let them know I wanted to try a few different flavors. The waitperson was pleasant, but started turning out the lights around me before I got my food. Before finishing my food, the owner/manager came to my table in a huff and said that she was told I wanted to order another flavor. I confirmed, but wanted to wait until I finished my meal and the pot I had. I was rudely told they could make it to go. Two minutes later, she briskly brought my check and gave instructions to pay. She almost insisted I leave a tip, asking how much. I was never offered dessert and was told no less than 5 times that they close at 2 and she still had employees on the clock waiting for me to leave. I apologized for imposing and left. I usually try to visit a different tearoom for my birthday, try new flavors and stock up. There was no way I was going to buy anything from them, and there's no way I'll be back. I've never been treated so rudely or made to feel so unwelcome in my life! Don't seat a customer at 1:45 if you plan on escorting them out at 2:00. In these times, it's hard to imagine a restaurant that has so many customers that they don't need any more! That's not even to mention common courtesy! This experience fell far below the gracious hosting you'd expect when looking for a tearoom. Ms. Manners was obviously on vacation!