My mom, myself, and some of her friends celebrated her birthday with high tea. I have experienced high tea several different places in downtown Chicago, and this place truly puts them to SHAME! Cindy, the owner of the tea shop personally sat down with me a few days prior to select a menu for the event, and give me her advice on seasonal delights. There are 3 courses, where you get to pick 12 different food items from nearly 100 choices...and that is just the food! High tea started with the owner personally giving us a seminar on EACH of the nearly 20 teas (a brief history or cute story on each, how it’s grown, which food it might nicely match up with, if better served iced or hot, etc.), and then passed the loose tea around for us to smell before selecting. Every person was able to pick a different tea with each course; that’s 3 different pots of tea per person. The tea was served in a unique cup, saucer and pot, and no two cups were alike at the table. We had a great time, the atmosphere was comfortably elegant and inviting, and as a bonus we left there smarter about tea in general. Did I also mention we definitely did NOT leave there hungry? The food and sweets were as delicious as the teas. This is a unique, quaint, treasure in the Suburbs, and a must visit!