Let me start with the positives...lovely decor, cozy, charming, nice tea selections. I've been several times, primarily because I live in Howard county and it is the closest teahouse. The food is good, but that's not the biggest draw for me. When I go to tea, I enjoy spending time with my friends in a relaxing setting. The biggest negative for me was that they are quite militant about clearing the place out within 1-1.5 hours. So once you get a good conversation going, the wait staff hovers until you are finally reminded that its time to leave.
We appreciate all the input we receive from our guests. I am sorry that you felt rushed during your tea experience. We do try to make everyone aware when they make reservations that our Afternoon Tea is for a 1.5 - 2 hour time frame. We offer Afternoon Teas at 12:00 & 3:00 and need to be able to have the reserved tables available for those that have made a reservation for the second seating. I would recommend coming to the second seating or coming to tea during the week when you will have more time to sit & relax.