I thought this was a neat take on a tea house. It really reminds me more of a contemporary coffee house, but with tea instead of coffee. It was a little dark in there but also cozy, I went to read a book with a cup of tea so I had to strain my eyes a bit. They were playing jazzy type music and there were a variety of couches, chairs, and tables to sit in/at. They has numerous teas to choose from, there were small canisters you could smell from before ordering tea. There was a good selection of flavoured and straight teas and tisanes. There was also a small variety of pies, pastries, sandwiches and wraps. To stay in, you can order tea in a small or large French press, or vice versa order a small, medium or large to go cup. If staying in, you could choose your own tea cup, traditional or contemporary style tea cups with matching saucer and spoon. The staff that helped me were really nice and attentive but not pushy. I found they were not too knowledgeable though. While I was drinking my tea and “people watching” one customer asked the sales person “do you only put milk in black tea?”, the response was “ummmm, I’m not sure”. The same customer asked “is gunpowder tea really made of gunpowder?”. And the response was “ummm, I think so”.
I thought the tea was a bit expensive but it may be on par for the area it is in. You could also buy loose leaf tea on its own.