If you want to buy loose tea or a tea pot or other tea or coffee gift items, this is the place to go. It has one of the best selections of tea that I have discovered in my travels. The quality of the tea and the knowledge of the staff of what is there is excellent. They will also custom mix you a special blend. What a luxury.
I lived in Houghton for a while and when I moved there this tea shop had just opened, It was the first place I went to for lunch. It became quickly my favorite place to eat and to relax and enjoy a cup of tea. I do so miss it now that I no longer live there. I have been a tea drinker since the 60s and have been to tea shops in numerous locations and this one is still by far my favorite.