This is not a tea shop by any stretch of the imagination. It’s a cafe. They sell Republic of Tea. And most of them are herbals. The pastries are ok. They’re supposed to have the best chocolate cake ever but that’s just not so (says my mom, the chocoholic). However, the pasties are pretty good.
I’ve been going to TeaSource since it opened. Well, a little less now that I live 200 miles away. But it’s the first place I turn to when it’s time to replenish my tea supply. The selection of tea, tea cups, pots, tins and other gadetry is astounding. The knowledge of staff members is impressive. There are two locations and they both have tables to enjoy a pot of tea. They do sell pastries but I’ve always been unimpressed by them. Business has been so good the last few years it’s been hard to get a table when I want to hang out there with a friend and a pot of tea. In fact, they’ve put little cards on the table (at least in the Highland location) asking people to limit their time there to 90 minutes. Though I don’t think it’s strictly enforced, more a matter of trusting people to be courteous to others. I love this place and wish a location would open in Duluth!