I am a lover of tea rooms, especially British style like The Empress that serve 'high tea'. I dined there for my mother in law's birthday and had a wonderful time. There is a nice store upon entering where you can purchase some of the teas that they serve. The dining area itself is very large and beautifully decorated with lots of cute tea touches everywhere. Our waitress was so nice and knowledgeable. We had a few different teas to choose from for our meal and chose the Paris tea which is AMAZING. The food was excellent and I am planning to return again for Mother's Day. It is truly a wonderful and relaxing time at The Empress.