This is one of my very favorite places to go for tea. It's an experience that's very different from a commercial tea shop: there's the lovely historic house, which usually has an art exhibit on display in other rooms; the beautiful tea room itself; and then there's the musical entertainment (I've especially enjoyed piano and harp programs) -- all of which create a special atmosphere. There's only one seating per day, so lingering and enjoying the total experience are encouraged. There's only one type of tea but it's good quality and constantly refilled by cheerful volunteers in crisp aprons. The food is a set menu -- no choices, no changes -- but there's a good variety of savories, sweets, and scones on the plates. The servers are always delightful to talk to.