I have gone here for high tea. It is pricey but stepping inside this place made me extremely happy. The decor is nostalgic and the bone china tea cups equally so–and yes! they serve you tea in china and not mugs! The dainties are also cute and delicious. I had the french earl grey which has a rose infusion.
First let me start off telling everyone to try the Lavender French Earl Grey tea!! This tea is beautifully aromatic and the hints of lavender work well with the bergamot and has a nice floral finish. Pair this with the 1837 black tea macaron or even better, the grand wedding macaron.
With that being said, expect to spend a fortune. I got a few 50g bags of different teas and spent around $50. A tea to go is around $4 which is also the same price for a single macaron (the prices make Urban Tea Merchant a rare treat for a poor student like me lol). But the teas and tea accessories are quality.
I usually get my tea and macaron to go and have only sat down for tea and a macaron once. Everything was presented nicely but for the price I’m paying I expect not to be served in porcelain tea cups or mugs.