Floating Leaves is a hidden treasure! Tranquility descends as you cross the threshold. The focus here is on the pleasures of tea, expertly selected and presented, but never pretentious or frou-frou. If you’re a tea connoisseur, you will delight in the enticing selections; if you’re a casual tea drinker, you’ll find excellent familiar choices, or expertise to help you venture beyond the everyday. The owners specialize in extraordinary Taiwanese high-mountain oolongs at reasonable prices. Worth a trip to Ballard from anywhere in the Western Hemisphere! Note: You won’t find much food here; it’s all about great tea in a relaxed atmosphere.