I've been meaning to write a review for the past few days and was sorry to see a few rather harsh reviews posted for The Tea Leaf. I have visited The Tea Leaf on two other occassions with coworkers and decided that it would be a lovely place to entertain my mother and future mother-in-law for Mother's Day weekend. We did make a reservation and it was a good thing. The Tea Leaf is usually very relaxed and quiet even when they are entertaining a few patrons. It certainly was a bit more crowded that usual and a little backed up, but in all fairness it is a quaint little tea roof that hasn't been opened a very long time and because it is typically such a nice experience it is easy to see why it was booked up for the holiday. We experienced a bit of a wait, but were seated within a few minutes and greeted by the owner. Despite how busy it was, it was very nice of her to come and visit with us even if just for a few moments. I know very few restaurants or business where the owner goes out of their way like that. My guest exjoyed their tea. We tried three different varieties of tea which were all delightful and served at a perfect temperature. The sandwiches were wonderful and plentiful. The deserts and scones were yummy. Additionally, the wait staff was especially kind to go out of their way to accomodate my nut allergy even though it was a very busy. Before we left, Sally, the owner greeted us again and did again apologize for the wait and 'crowd.' I certainly understood and was very happy with our service. Unlike other tea rooms I have been too, I always find The Tea Leaf to be relaxed and enjoyable. Others I have visited tend to be overpriced and 'stuffy.' Thank you Sally and staff for making my Mother's Day gather such an enjoyable and stress free experience. I look forward to visiting again and recommending The Tea Leaf to others.