Cleveland - Anyone Else Been to the Monastery?
Just curious if anyone else has been to the the little tea shop called the Monastery on W. 25th in Ohio City. My girlfriend and I stopped in over the weekend, and while we enjoyed the tea and scones that we had (even though I was given a different tea than the one I ordered...), we felt that one of the two gentlemen running the shop was more than a bit obnoxious. We'd been looking forward to enjoying our tea and some quiet conversation, but it was impossible to do so when we were constantly being interrupted to be lectured/"educated" about tea, and having different tins of teas shoved in our faces to look at/smell. I can appreciate a business owner wishing to educate their customers about their product, but there's a line between sharing knowledge and being an arrogant know-it-all, and both my girlfriend and I felt that line was not only crossed, but leaped over. It was a bit off-putting, and even though we purchased some teas that are wonderful... I'd be reluctant to return for the above mentioned reasons. Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience.