Very few times have I been disappointed on a cup of tea...whereas I had it on the the other side of the Atlantic or even a different hemisphere, I have found tea to be one enjoyable beverage. I love tea and, believe me, I know tea. That is why I was so shocked at the poor quality of the Darjeeling tea I got a this lovely location. I wanted to like this place so much! The decor was right on, the location was excellent, and it was not a ""chain""...
I just was shocked at how weak their tea was. When I pointed this fact, I was ""ordered"" to wait longer. And I mean, ordered. 5 EXTRA minutes went by and the tea did not magically changed its quality but it stayed pale, weak and with no aroma.
The baristas attitudes were the only strong thing I got with my poor tea. I think there are other reviews on this topic in this site, go figure!
I asked for an extra tea bag, and after more attitude, I had to pay for it. Since it was less that 5 dollars, I could not use my debit card. See where this is going?
We finally made it to the table. My boyfriend coffee was COLD! We did not even mentioned it to the baristas, who by now acted like they hated me for asking a second tea bag.
I even took a picture of the result of two teabags of cheap Darjeeling brewing for 7 minutes: the perfect portrait of a limp brew of poor quality tea.
Sorry, you had the elements to be a neighborhood favorite spot, but the ATTITUDE and the quality of your product should be addressed first.
Now...off to a good cup of tea. Coffee Bene, here I go!
Pros: location, decor
Cons: attitude, quality of their products