Elaine is a wonderfully helpful store owner, who is extremely knowledgeable and always willing to answer questions. She has gone oversees and has a lot of experience in the tea world, and it shows in her depth of knowledge. A wonderful variety of teawares, from gongfu watertables to yixing, ‘English’ china, and Gaiwans are available. She also serves delicious homemade scones. If you’re in the Toledo area, I heartily recommend you stop here!
The gentleman who owns this shop is an old-school tea drinker. Wonderful tea knowledge. A respectably large dine-in area with some pastries, but I ignore these to browse the two hundred plus teas he has. He buys from a German distributor, so tea quality is usually medium to high grade. Ask him questions concerning origins, history, brewing methods, etc, he’s very knowledgeable.