Celadon's large selection of premium teas (not to mention the high standards of preparation) makes it one of the best teahouses in the Bay Area. In contrast to some reviews which have been posted, I feel that the service has been consistantly gracious and knowledgable - far from 'elitist.' Their tea service is excellent, and the pastries (which often include locally made, artisan mochi) are delicious. The decor is elegant and urbane, allowing the tea and teawares to shine. The teas are remarkable, and include a few which have never before been exported outside mainland China, such as the amazing Lu Shan Clouds and Mist green tea. It's clear that the staff and owners are passionate about what they do, one of the many aspects that make Celadon such a pleasant store. Their focus on 'fine' teas is to their credit - be advised that this means their teas are beautifully prepared in the traditional Chinese manner. If you're searching for black tea with milk this won't hit the spot, but for connoisseurs of rare Asian teas, it's ambrosial.