The Grotto provided great selection of all tea that conaseaurs and novices will both enjoy. Knowledgable staff can help you sort through the options. The japanese room is quite nice, but small, if you and a friend are alone it is great but if others join in be prepared to hear everything they say and visa versa. The atmosphere in the rest of the grotto is very modern and hip, but is not as intimate as the Beehive. in short, highly recomended.