Sweet little tea bar. I actually much prefer the new location’s appearance compared to the old location. Seating has been removed from the equation, but this puts the bar more forward in importance and makes the experience with the staff more intimate. If there are a good number of customers, the layout can make it turn suddenly a bit claustrophobic. The koi pond, center display rack, and orientation of the circular tasting bar make for an awkward flow when it’s busier.
Entrenched regulars can sometimes take up some of the few seats for long periods of time, so it can be a good idea to schedule a time there at an odd time of day to avoid any backlog or inability to get a spot.
The staff is very knowledgeable about the current offerings. They can help suggest teas for lineups, but I suggest going through the catalog ahead of time and pick out what you’ll be tasting first. While they do not have as extensive a selection as some other companies, it can still be easy to become sidetracked, so make a plan and try to commit to a max number of infusions per tea beforehand in case time or driving distance afterward is any factor at all.
Nice place and the owner really knows her oolongs.