Had tea with a friend at a place that was a mere hop-skip-jump from where I lived. I’d known about it for over a year, but never found a reason to explore it. It’s primarily an antique shop, but their side project is French-style tea time; meaning an emphasis on informal gatherings, quiches, desserts, and tea. Minus the pomp and circumstance. I was quite impressed with the politeness of the owner. Their menu was pretty standard for a teashop. The soup was _*wonderful*-, and the decaf vanilla Ceylon I had was quite quality. I will gladly return…if only for the opportunity to buy a blue marble teapot.