I visited Goldfish Tea on a whim. I happened to be in the area and stopped in to see what they had to offer.
They’re in a nice location, no parking out front, but you can head around to the side and it’s not a very lengthy walk. Once inside, it’s very cute. A mix of urban and Chinese style. There are tables scattered throughout the surprisingly large space. One wall displays the (somewhat dusty) tea sets for sale. There is a large variety, not just the traditional Japanese style, but more modern teaware as well.
I don’t get out this way too often, so I picked up two different teas: the elusive pu-erh and the osmanthus oolong. Both were prepared with the tea in tea sacs so that I could resteep them as desired. I allowed both to steep for about 3 minutes, then pulled the sacs. I was really impressed with both teas. (Reviews under the teas themselves.)
Overall, this was a really nice tearoom. (They are now selling coffee as their sign out front proclaims.) The woman who waited on me told me that they do tea tastings, three teas with three steeps each. You only need to call a day in advance to schedule it. It sounds like a lot of fun and I, for one, will give it a try one day.