John’s tearoom is full of wabi-sabi and of intimate delight. Authentic but unique, featuring an upstairs sitting area and exposed Asian style rafters, a feeling of endless inner courtyards. Everything is crisp but not at all pretentious, with a lovely spaciousness that allows the expansion of the mind. But beyond these attributes, the owner has a profound appreciation of tea, the warmth of which he shares most generously with others, so that they leave with an inspiring and happy glow. I only wish I lived closer!