There are far too many kinds of tea to be quite convincing (are they just adding drops of vanilla to existing blends, for example?); and worse still, it was astonishingly badly made. The keys to excellent tea are making it with freshly drawn boiling water and serving it the moment it's made. As there were no tea cosies, there was no means of keeping the tea hot, and it therefore got cold very quickly. The people are nice and the service is pleasant, though staggeringly slow. I am from Oxford in England, where Alice in Wonderland was written. I wondered how much anyone working at the Tea Cup knew about the original Alice, and mentioned to the young woman on the cash desk that I came from Alice's home town. She couldn't possibly have been less interested. It's a pleasant enough place but quite chaotic and I think they should learn how to make and serve tea.