This is by far my favorite tea shop! As others have said, the picture shown here is NOT Far Leaves. Their decor is Asian and very simple but beautiful with some displays of the various tea cups and pots for sale. Overall it's a very serene place -- great for studying or having a quiet conversation with a friend. As for the food, they only serve snacks but they are delicious and original (green tea macaroons, blood orange shortbread, jasmine biscotti, etc.). And as mentioned they let you bring in food if you need something more substantial (the neighborhood it's in is full of restaurants and cafes). The teas are truly excellent -- they have a variety of white, green, oolong and black teas, as well as some herbal blends. Each table has its own electric tea kettle so you can make yourself cup after cup of tea. And as some one else said you can have your tea served in a variety of ways. I would highly recommend this shop to anyone who enjoys fine teas!