If you’re looking for top quality tea, this is not the place.
They scoop loose leaf tea into a teabag and serve it to you in a giant cup. Once it was a paper fast food cup which was very offputting. The second time was in a giant mug on a saucer – classier, but still not prepared the way you’d like in a nice tea shop.
I’ve had some sort of black tea with mango in it, as well as ginseng honey green tea. They were better than the boxed tea you get at the supermarket, but not much better. I think the giant jars they keep the tea in prevent ideal freshness.
I had a chocolate chip scone on my second visit, which was very tasty. They have other sorts of desserts. High tea is also offered from 3:30 to 5:30pm I believe, but I have not experienced this.
As a place to just hang out, read, and see what’s happening it is a unique little spot. The Candler Park location is a nice getaway from the hustle and bustle of mainstream Atlanta.
Overall, it is worth a visit if you live in the area. The staff is nice and they do have a reasonable selection. Just don’t expect to have your mind blown by the tea itself – and expect a “coffee shop” kind of vibe.