I've been to this tearoom in the past, and I mostly go for the wonderful hot chocolate and the fantastic desserts. However, I would like to state that I drove out there tonight expressly for the purpose of visiting this establishment, during the business hours posted on the website, and it was closed. It's very disappointing that a business would deviate from the normal business hours w/out any kind of notice. A simple note on the website might have saved us a 30-minute drive. Luckily, the Old Mill in Acworth was happy to accomodate us for dessert.
I went to the Azalea House Tea room for the 1st time a few days ago. This tearoom is located in a beautiful old-fashioned house. The decor was pleasant, and I sat in a room with a lot of windows and natural light. It was very peaceful. I sampled the pomegranate blueberry white tea, which was divine. I was disappointed in the limited selection of teas available, but what I had was perfectly brewed & served in a beautiful teapot with a wonderfully patterned cup & saucer. I've frequented several tea rooms so I noticed several areas that were perfect and several that could be improved upon. The dress of the servers (jeans and t-shirts) was not as professional as many tearooms, but the hostess and server were both perfectly friendly and pleasant. The corn chowder was good, but the strawberry scone was superb! I ordered the afternoon tea, and the fruit and dessert selections were wonderful. I cannot say enough good things about the desserts. However, the tea sandwiches were mediocre and without much variety (2 small ham sandwiches, 2 small chicken salad ones). I also felt that it was a little overpriced based on the area (as compared to other tearooms in the metro Atlanta area). All in all, I will likely stop back in for soup and some tea (and I'm not leaving without a scone!), but overall I much prefer Tea Leaves & Thyme or The Roswell Tearoom for the full afternoon tea based on menu selections and pricing.