This is not a traditional tea house, but it is a lovely lunch cafe that is proud to serve tea. Tasteful decor (not at all gaudy like many tea places), and very pleasant service. My mother and I had the Afternoon Tea (off the menu) and added tea - of which they have a very nice selection - they offered to make any of their teas into an iced tea since it was over 100 degrees outside. That was great! The two kinds of sandwiches were tasty - cucumber and a curried chicken salad - the bread was a little on the thick side, but the quantity was amazing! More than enough for two people. The one scone per person wasn't quite enough, but they were tasty - we were served one plain and one raisin, which we cut and split between us. The desserts served were very lacking. I'd avoid those or ask for substitutions. The staff seems very accomodating for different tastes. The menu is varied and interesting. They have a guitarist on Sunday afternoons which from our seat across the room, was very nice. We will definately go again.
I LOVE their buffet and scones. Tea choice is limited and simple but good. Price of tea is excellent at $12.95, but you must pay the regular admission price of $15 to get on the grounds in the first place so your total becomes $27.95!! If you've got all day to walk around, you'll get your money's worth, but if you just want tea, you're paying top dollar.