Ms Beverly the owner seems to know her tea well. I had an EXCELLENT pot of tea. The owner pays meticulous attention to service, with a teapot arriving in a cozy, varying time of brewing depending on the type of tea, and tea selection is better than I have seen in the area. I had a 'typical' menu of tea, sandwiches, dessert, and a scone. Sandwiches were average in taste and presentation. The scone was good - warm, crisp outside, softer inside. The recommended dessert (lemon cake with blueberries and whipped cream) was again average in taste and presentation. Each component of food is served separately, with scone first, then sandwiches, then dessert; I always thought, at a traditional English afternoon tea, one eats sandwiches first, then scone, and then sweets. The room is kept rather dark, full of fluffy cushions and upholstered chairs. One fun part of this tearoom is that you get to choose your own teacup/saucer from impressive beautiful selections located in adjacent store. I would say this tea parlor is above average given the quality and selection of tea, ambience, and the unique part of choosing one's own cup.
The variety and quality of tea which is brewed to the right strength and served very hot were excellent - I had one of the best green teas. Refill was offered at finishing my first small pot. The owner and staff were friendly and attentive, the decor pleasant. A scone was hot fresh from oven and one of the best I've had, albeit small in size (so is the cucumber sandwich which is open-faced, cut to the size/shape of a single cucumber slice). The sandwiches, rather limited in variety, tasted above average. I thought the dessert choices were rather dull though average in taste. Overall, it was a pleasant establishment with great tea.