I fell in love with this lil quaint tea house back in 2008. I took my mom up to Columbia, Ca to show her the park and town. We stopped into Columbia Kates teahouse and we both felt that we were transported into a different time. A time where life was more simple and people appreciated the small things in life. We both ordered a couple of finger sandwiches and some lovely ice tea. I ordered the angel's dream and without a doubt feel instantly in love with the aroma and delicate flavor of blackberry. I can't remember what my mom ordered but after completing our great light meal, I decided to ask about their teas (they have a HUGE selection) and whether they did mail order or perhaps online ordering. To my delight, they DO! I've been an extremely satisfied customer of this teahouse ever since. Their friendly yet professional service was fantastic and appreciated. Their selection of teas, phenomenal! The owner is HIGHLY knowledgeable in her field and could answer all of my many questions. Not once making me feel as if I was wasting her time. The shipping on all my teas thus far (and I order a lot!), excellent! Quick, never missing any teas and always a friendly 'Thank you' with each order. Last time I was there, I bugged her a little more about her tea knowledge and found out she actually creates all of the teas I really like from there! I just think that is amazing! For anyone out there (like me) who does NOT appreciate lemon in their tea, as most do. Her own creation, named 'Meyer Lemon Cream'... is not tart nor bitter (like with typical lemon teas). It's smooth and well... creamy as the name implies. She uses Meyer lemons and as all those who bake knows, those are the BEST lemons around! I also highly recommend the cream of potato sausage soup! It was absolutely divine!