i am being generous by giving the service a poor rating! we sat at our table for 45 minutes before anybody came to welcome us. after ordering, my luke warm tea was brought to me in a somewhat timely manner. the sandwiches were rather sub par. if any of you are planning on going there, i strongly advise you to stay away from the chicken salad. Then we were greeted by the infamous lady Beverly. this woman is so rude and i cannot believe how she treats her customers. i am accustomed to teaing at the Gilded Rose Manor, where i am greeted by a smiling Pandora every time I go. The only positive i can find in the Vintage tea leaf is that it is in Long Beach, and i never have to go there again! P.S. i am English and i know what a tea house is and should be and this is a far cry from it!!!!!