Here is my expectation and my experience at Serenity in Frederick: 1.) Excellent loose tea brewed in a ceramic teapot holding 3 cups of perfectly steeped tea. 2.) Bone china tea cup and saucer with a small teaspoon just the right size to stir neatly. 3.) A tiered presentation of savory tea sandwiches and canapes as well as sweet custard cups and small cookies and fruit cups. 4.) Comfortable chairs and tables with adequate space between and fresh flowers in vases on each table. 5.) An exceptionally clean and interesting lady/gents (it serves both) room that has all you need to freshen up. Above and beyond my expectations was the retail section where I was able to purchase my favorite tea of the 3 pots I tried. The music was at just the right volume and the selections perfect for a serene tearoom experience. I will be back most definitely with friends and family.