Recently I took a group of senior ladies to the ever-lovely Shady Gables for an elegant and delicious 'tea'. Though I had been to Shady Gables twice previously (and thoroughly enjoyed both visits), it was their first time there. They enjoyed it immensely and discussed their visit as we journeyed home (an hour-long drive). Christa is a sweet and lovely person and Alex (our server) patiently helped us select our teas from the wide selection. Terry, the owner, was very accomodating and welcoming - he made each of us feel at home. The gift shop is filled with reasonably-priced tea items - from tea cozies to doilies - and there is something for everyone. We enjoyed a splendid time together and want to return sometime soon. Things are often so hectic in life, so if you have a chance, I highly recommend a visit to Shady Gables so you too can enjoy a calm, relaxing 'tea'.