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    My friend and I were at this tea room over the weekend. We had a nice experience despite the horrible weather. I do wish the A/C had been on to take the humidity out of the air in the room we were in (upstairs). Due to the heat we had iced tea which was lovely and tasted nice. It was not the kind of day to have hot tea for sure, so I cannot speak for the 'artistry' of the tea prep. But, if what the other reviews say is correct then I think I probably would have been disappointed to have to fish a tea bag out of a tea pot with a spoon or fork. In all the tearooms I've visited this has never been the case. Additionally, something I noticed and was disappointed about (and not just with this tea room but with others in the Baltimore area) ia that seconds were not offered on any of the items during tea (i.e sandwiches, fruit, dessert items etc) I've been to many many tea rooms all over (including London) which offer afternoon tea and only a few in the Baltimore area do it 'correctly' by allowing unlimited amounts of food and tea. I do have to say that nearly all allow a few pots of tea but most remove the tiered tray once you are done eating without asking if you want more. Very strange as my understanding of Afternoon tea is that food and tea are unlimited. This is especially unsettling when you are paying between $18 and $25 for what amounts to a scone, 3 or 4 small sandwiches, a few pieces of fruit, cheese and some tiny desserts. I am not sure I understand how it is possible to charge folks between $18-$25 and not offer seconds on anything. This is not just a complaint I have about this tea room but of several tea rooms in the Baltimore area. Overall the experience was nice and I will probably bring my sister here at some point (hopefully on a nicer day than my friend and I got) but I can tell you she will be as disappointed as I am that no seconds will be offered for the price.