The Pauline Tea-Bar Apothecary
I can't remember the last time I looked forward to submitting a review this much. I've been meaning to stop by for a while, but there's always a conflict with my work schedule. I finally made it yesterday, Saturday 12-23-23. The vibe was serene the moment I stepped inside. I'm not sure what I smelled as I was getting ready to order, but I thought for sure I smelled a hint of ginger. The young lady who took my order was pleasant and eager to answer my questions being a first timer. The menu is extensive, especially if you love tea. I liked that there was also a description of both the tea ingredients and how it benefits you. The other lady (assumed it was the owner) was just as pleasant. I ordered lemon ginger tea and macaroons. Both were delicious as I sipped and took bites while writing in my journal. I was on my way to visit nursing home residents and spread some holiday cheer. This was a perfect way to get in a little self care. I couldn't stay as long as I wanted to. If it were up to me, I'd have stayed until they closed at 4 pm. They'll be closed from December 24 - January 1, so I know it was God's will for me to go & have this experience to end 2023. As if I couldn't be wooed any more, I stumbled across the prayer room as I was leaving. I can't wait to return in 2024! I anticipate it being one of my tranquility Saturday spots in the new year.
This is one of the most wholesome and rejuvenating places in the greater Charlotte area. I bring all my friends and family here for any (and every) occasion. Especially as someone who feels sad during the winter, there's nothing like a warm cup of tea in a gorgeous and cozy cafe to lift my spirits.
My first visit and I absolutely love this place. The atmosphere is relaxing and the music is lovely. I will return again and again. Thank you for allowing me to feel welcome. K
Such a peaceful location to unwind. Loved the various tea selections AND that you can pick out a tea cup that "speaks" to you and your personality. When I go back to Charlotte, I will definitely stop by again (maybe even check out their 2nd location off of Beatties Ford that is scheduled to open in 2024)
Beautiful place! It was so inviting and the tea was delicious. The owner was kind and helpful. Definitely coming back!