My husband and I visited this lovely tea room which overlooks a lake and right next to a golf course. We were sorry to hear that the owner, Connie, had just been diagnosed with cancer (hope you're doing well Connie!) and her chef served us our tea that day. We only had 2 choices of tea: peach or earl gray. We had a choice of 3 different levels of tea, and we chose the highest 5-course meal. It began with a plate of a scone and some fruit. Then, we had cream of celery soup made from scratch. Third course was a kind of stuffed tomato, followed by wonderful orange glazed turkey with rice. Dessert was a chocolate brownie/raspberry parfait. The service and food was very well presented, although it would have been nice to have more tea choices. The tea room itself was beautifully decorated in the traditional Victorian style, but unfortunately smelled like dog - but once you got used to it was very pleasant! We had a wonderful time and would recommend it to anyone if in the area.
I was visiting Seattle and was delighted to find this charming tea retail store. They had a nice selection of loose-leaf teas which we were allowed to smell. They did have one kind of tea for us to sample - I would have liked a few more. They had a display of tea pots for sale ranging in styles from Victorian to Asian, along with many books and other tea accessories. The store was very quite and clean, but the workers weren't very helpful. They pretty much stayed behind the counter and didn't say a word to us, help us, or even smile. I was also dissapointed to not find any scone mixes or other 'high tea' goodies.
I have to say I was very dissapointed when I visited this 'tea room.' The selection of crumpets was great - I had never seen so many different variations before! But, the atmosphere was really more like a Starbucks in the sense they only had maybe 8 different teas to choose from, but a full coffee selection (i.e. latte, cappichino, mocha, etc.). The teas available were also all self-service. The people behind the counters weren't very friendly and were more interested in getting us through the line then even giving us as much as a smile.