The first visit to this tea room (a tea service for 5) was excellent, leading to the purchase of a gift certificate. However, the recipient of the gift certificate only travels through the Twin Cities and so could not use the gift certificate in the alotted time (one year). As a result, the gift certificate was not honored. None of the $25 value, not even partial credit minus some administrative fee (a typical compromise), was honored. The $25 was simply added to the shop's coffers. Regrettable.