A Southern Cup Fine Teas is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 70 reviews!
A Southern Cup is a tea house in Hendersonville that is enchanting af.
Make sure you look for the little sign with the teacup on it when you drive by, they're easy to miss since they're set back a little ways off Greenville Hwy. in a 100 year old building. Charming, charming, charming.
There's plenty of free parking - so don't stress out about having to parallel or worry about spare change to pay for a spot.
The shop is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11-5, and offers splendid loose tea to go, in ridiculously fancy nomz flavors like 'apple spice', 'maple walnut', 'spiced rum' and so many more, that are not only yummy- but very reasonably priced.
In additional to tea for sale by the bag; they offer English lunch teas (mini sammiches anyone?!) and afternoon light tea that includes tea and scones.
The Traditional English tea that come with tea sandwiches, and desserts from Gateaux in downtown Hendo - is by reservation only (for the light afternoon tea you can just pop on by). Not only does Southern Cup offer vegan options in coordination with Garlik Vegan, they've got gluten free options as well.
Make sure you check out the details on the outside of the building before you go in - like the dreamy porch adorned with a teacup chandelier. The inside is just as sweet as the exterior; with lots of seating options - one table is cuter than the next, and there are more fancy chandeliers to be seen.
For my tea I ordered a "Apple spice" green tea.
While I was sitting and waiting for my tea- I got to enjoy the smell of fresh baking scones and talk to my haunted dolls. Just kidding - I left them at home in the attic where they belong (intricately placed - ready to spook the HVAC guy next time he has to come for a maintenance call).
On that note; my scones came out from the kitchen hot and fresh on a fancy antique plate, with a side of fresh grapes. They included little side dishes of butter, southern curd, and raspberry jam. Soon after came the tea pot with the freshly brewed tea. My tea was delicious- very flavorful and just the right temperature. The scones were definitely homemade and tasted light and flaky with just the right amount of buttery taste.
Southern Cup is the perfect place for an indulgent afternoon snack after shopping (I suggest the Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Shop right down the road), a full fancy lunch, or even a bridal shower!
Have you always wanted to feel like a princess? Did your parents never take you to Disney because they were evil soulless monsters? If so - check out Southern Cup, you'll totally feel like royalty without having to drive all the way to Florida. And, don't forget to wear your tiara!
I thoroughly enjoyed the Sugarbakers tea as my birthday treat as presented by Miss Kim. Delicious food, tea and beautiful relaxing surroundings- just as it should be!
What a lovely afternoon! We celebrated a birthday here but I will be back for simple afternoons with good friends. Kym knows what she's doing for proper afternoon teas so you don't have to. Just show up and enjoy a very civilized and delicious couple of hours. She has a great selection for those who know their teas and is ready and willing to educate you if you don't. And such a lovely space- elegantly appointed with all of the appropriate accouterment.
So sweet, this tea house is the perfect place for ladies so enjoy the afternoon, chat, nibble on delicious treats and sip amazing tea!!
Fantastic Experience. Best Scones I've Ever had!
Yesterday was my first visit to this lovely tea house and it will surely not be the last. My friend and I had a perfect high tea. The scones were the very best, as was the tea. Our wonderful tray was filled with delicious treats. However, the very best part was meeting the owner, who so charming and engaging, and made us feel right at home. Don’t miss this very special place.
Just an amazing experience. We loved it.
My mother in law treated us and it was an amazing experience! Top notch!
My sister-in-law and I had the best time here! Kym is a warm, thoughtful, caring hostess and we can hardly wait to visit again. Thank you so much for your gracious hospitality!
Absolutely loved coming here with my sister visiting from Alabama.
Great atmosphere, detail, food and personality. Wonderful teas!
Excellent!! Kim is wonderful, as well.
Kym is the best! The food is superb and the tea is grand! Lady Beatrice is selling her vintage tea finds: cups & saucers, teapots, sugar bowls, creamers etc...
We had a wonderful time today at A Southern Cup. Delicious tea and goodies.
Kim is the best! The food is superb and the tea is grand! Lady Beatrice is selling her vintage tea finds: cups & saucers, teapots, sugar bowls, creamers etc...
My mom and daughter went there together and absolutely loved it!!! Best Tea Room that have ever been to and both of them love to go to tea rooms. Very knowledgeable owner and great chefs.
I've taken several people to this Rea Shop and each time it's been a lovely experience for my guests which include children and adults. Owner is a wonderful host!
Kym is the absolute best. The tea cottage is adorable. The scones are amazing and the selection of tea is vast. A place to go visit and revisit many times.
The owner is so sweet! My mom and I didn’t know to make a reservation but she still quickly catered to us for lunch! Everything was delicious and loved the setting! I would recommend this place to everyone!
We had a Mad Hatter themed tea party for my granddaughter's 2nd birthday back in August. The owner and assistant were fabulous in decorating, dressing up, and hosting about 17 of us for a once-in-a-lifetime party. We were thrilled!
Adorable little tea shop!
Kym, the owner, handled our party despite the fact that we didn't know to make reservations for afternoon tea. She was gracious and generous with samples. We LOVED the teas, and appreciate that she allows people to try different blends without any upcharge. Scones, clotted cream, lemon curd were all perfect. Atmosphere was dainty as one would expect, but not uptight at all.
Thank you, Kym, for such a wonderful time. I look forward to the next visit!
Had my Birthday Tea here with my ladies and it was wonderful. If shopping around in the area, or even if you are just looking for a nice spot to relax and warm up a bit, this is the place to go.
It was the best time. loved everything. Have been telling all my friends about it.
Great little shop. Perfect place to get unique gifts.
I first went to A Southern Cup last March and have been many times since then., always for the Sugarbakers Southern Belle Tea. The sandwiches, scones, and pastries are fabulous; Kym (the owner) is super-knowledgeable; and the ambiance is .just what you want for Afternoon Tea. The tea choices are too many to count, both familiar and unusual. It is one off my very favorite places.
Had a party of 8 that included 2 children and everyone enjoyed the party. The teas and the foods were all wonderful.
I had the opportunity to have a tea party here this week. The cottage is quaint, warm, and cozy. The owner Kim makes you feel special as soon as you walk inside. The food was wonderful. I tried 6 different teas and had to buy some. Put this on your itinerary if you are near Hendersonville, NC. I plan to make it a habit to stop here anytime I'm in the area!
Brilliant tea house. My 4yr old daughter and I dropped in for a cream tea and the owner was very inviting and a pleasure to chat with. The scones were phenomenal. We will be back!
The tea, pastries, ambience, and warm, friendly owner make this a special destination!
A beautiful and special place to visit. So grateful for the warm southern hospitality. The scones were devine and tea was delicious. Thank you. Jen
We celebrated our wedding aniversity at A Southern Cup and treated ourselves t Miss Camelias Afternoon Indulgence with all vegetarian sandwiches. All I can say is - outstanding.
We are going back for a birthday and Christmas.
An adorable tea shop with delicious tea blends and scones! Looking forward to returning soon!
The best place for all kinds of tea, delicious scones and clotted cream, sandwiches superb, and the hostess with the mostest -- Kym! I try to go once a week!
We had such a nice time! The adorable little cottage is decorated beautifully. The food (and tea) was super yummy! We'll be going back...
What a lovely spot for tea! A wonderful place for friends to gather. We loved our time here!
This was such a sweet, intimate and elegant place to visit! We had my sisters baby shower here and it was wonderful! The food, the decor, the hospitality, the T E A! It was great! I cannot wait to go back and bring my friends and family to enjoy a fine cup of tea.
Thank you, Kym!
Lovely afternoon tea. Delicious scones, tea sandwiches and sweet treat.
Kim's lovely Tea House is like a bright ray of sunshine , hope and rest in the midst of the chaos of life!
Her ability to make a cup of tea has the potential to sway this passionate coffee drinker, and the hostess/owner Kim is lovely, peaceful and makes you feel at home.
I highly encourage you to take a girlfriend or two with you to enjoy this g of Hendersonville.
Service was excellent! We didn't call ahead so we only got basic service but we will in the future. They explained that due to so many dietary restrictions they require reservations for full service. The owner who greeted us, definitely knows her stuff, and the only hiccup was that she expected us to know ours too. If you are not a tea professional that may be a little off putting. The buttermilk scones were amazing and all three of us really enjoyed it. We are already making plans for the next trip!
I took my children for tea at A Southern Cup. My daughter is having a birthday tea party there, and wanted to sample the menu. Kym was absolutely wonderful from the minute that we arrived. She even took the time to exchange greetings/introductions with my children which was a sweet touch! The food and teas were wonderful, and the selections plentiful. The tea room itself is cozy, and well appointed. I would definitely recommend A Southern Cup (and Kym) to anyone.
I just spent the afternoon enjoying the most amazing tea, scones, cucumber sandwiches, etc. to celebrate a friend's birthday. I can't wait to go back.
best treats and tea ever i highly recomand
Amazing place with amazing tea! The owner is extremely hospitable and has a nack for recommending the right loose leaf for each customer's particular tastes. If I did not have family in the area that were willing to mule it up 8 hours away, thanks mom, i would be taking advantage of her convenient shipping option. Personal recommendation on the lavender earl grey, cream cycle, ms. Camille's sin, cafe latte, tropical rainforest and pretty much everything else the owner has in stock!
Beautiful little place and amazing teas. Owner is a very special lady.
A wonderfully beautiful tea room with delicious tea blends and scones!!
We had a wonderful day celebrating my daughters birthday. Thank you so much for making the day special for her
Had an absolutely delightful afternoon tea (Ms. Camelias). Including best scones ever.
...Mary from New York.
An amazing jewel in the woods of North Carolina. Kim knows her tea and how to present a proper one with a great sense of humor. I will be back frequently.
A absolutely lovely tea shoppe and tea room. The buttermilk scones and clotted cream is heavenly! Kim Brown is an delightful tea hostess had so many laughs today, so fun. I am already planning my next tea party with Kym at a Southern Cup. A must do when in Hendersonville, NC!
A true delight in the woods of North Carolina. This is the perfect place to get a small snack, or high tea and catch up with your girlfreinds. I adore the place.
A friend of mine and I met at A Southern Cup to work on planning a fundraising tea & fashion show and everything was wonderful. The tea and scones were scrumptious and Kym was such a gracious hostess. She told amazing stories and instantly felt like a long-time friend. She has some delicious teas, some of which made a much-appreciated Mother's Day gift. Now a group of my friends and I are planning to gather there for afternoon tea. Definitely a place we will frequent from now on. Thank you, Kym.
My sister and aunts celebrated being together at A Southern Cup recently and Kym made our time there so very special! She lends a warm and graceful spirit to the entire experience. The teas are wonderful and the scones, sandwiches, and desserts were just amazing! We highly recommend this beautiful tea shop for its delicious teas and yummy food and the quaint and relaxing atmosphere!
D. Stewart, North Myrtle Beach SC
I visited A Southern Cup for the Southern Belle tea this afternoon with a friend and was so pleased with everything - the teas, the food, the ambiance and the graciousness of our hostess, Kym. Her knowledge of teas was extensive but not in a stuffy way - I felt comfortable and at home in this little tea shop. I will return many times for sure. Norma T., Hendersonville
Back in July, we had a wonderful afternoon tea to celebrate my 40th birthday and my good friend's 50th birthday. Thank you so much!
We had a lovely tea here for Valentine's Day! The scones and sandwiches and desserts were all delicious and the owner was knowledgeable and gracious.
The atmosphere was quaint & charming.. We had the cranberry scones which were delicately delicious...
I attended a Formal Ladies Tea Party and must say that I enjoyed myself. The Teas are delicious and the Scones are to die for....Will invite some friends and hold my own tea party.
Great time for our group. We loved all the teas and loved sampling maple bunt cake tea
Just had a very lovely and FUN tea with some old friends and new friends at Kym's tea room. She is a great hostess and we had a fabulous time. A must stop in the lovely town of Hendersonville.
She had some really great teas and gifts as well as a delightful afternoon tea.
Thank you Kim.
Just had my little girls Princess Birthday Tea Party and it was great! We had to do Nothing! Thank you so much, my daughter said this was her best birthday ever & wants to do this again next year. I would recommend this place for everyone!!
My daughter and I stopped in two weeks ago! We had tea and scones with fresh butter and Jam! It was delicious and the owner was so kind and gracious- just like having tea at a friends house. There is also a wonderful selection of teas and honey for sale! Thank you Kym! I will be bringing my mother by soon to have the full afternoon tea!
We stopped at a Southern Cup for an afternoon snack and were pleased to find a cozy shop with a small tea room in a circa 1900 former village grocery store. The owner/hostess is very friendly, customer-focused, and knowledgable. We had a pot of English Breakfast tea, orange-cranberry and vanilla-bean scones, clotted cream, and strawberry jam. The shop has a wide assortment of teas and tea-brewing supplies. It's set back from the road, so watch for the sign.
A friend invited me to tea yesterday and it was an enchanting experience! The shop is delightful, the owner attentive and friendly. Our lunch of three types of tiny sandwiches and four desserts was both beautiful and delicious—and plentiful. The scones with clotted cream and strawberry jelly make my mouth water just thinking about them! And of course the tea with all the details was wonderful. Treat yourself to an exceptional experience!
Ardie, Zirconia, NC
Had the opportunity to attend a baby shower at A Southern Cup this weekend. So glad to have this gem just down the street. Kym was a fantastic host and the treats were all absolutely delicious. Can't wait to come back and experience a formal tea. It's just so nice to know there's a quiet, peaceful little corner in our world to sit down, slow down, and enjoy a few minutes.
We celebrated our Scottish neighbor's birthday today at A Southern Cup. It was wonderful! The tea was delicious and the scones, served with jam and clotted cream, were warm and scrumptious. Kym offered lots of interesting tea facts while she was serving us and was so attentive to our every need. Duffy was in attendance as well, and kept us all entertained. We will be back to this lovely little tea house as often as we can. Thanks, Kym!
Kym Brown, owner of A Southern Cup Fine Teas assisted me in hosting an Afternoon Tea at my home. I could not have been more pleased. She is wonderful! I spent the afternoon enjoying my guests as she took care of everything. She paid attention to the smallest details before, during, and after the event. I highly recommend Kym and A Southern Cup Fine Teas.