I took my friend for tea to this tearoom for her birthday. We usually go to a different tearoom, however decided to try Talking Teacup after reading the reviews. It was just an 'okay' experience and definitely not one of the best tearooms out there. Although the sandwiches and desserts were okay they were not great. I was surprised to read the review about decaffeinating tea. There are many articles about this process. One only steeps the tea for 45 seconds and 80/85 percent of the caffeine is removed. It has no effect on the flavor of the tea.