This is a wonderful tea shop. The collection of different teas reaches up the wall and is accessed by the staff using those rolling ladders, like in the candy shop in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They'll take some down for you to smell, and will help you make a selection if you are too boggled by the huge list of tea choices. They have all sorts, including Guayusa, Mate, and a great selection of Rooibos, and of course white, green, black, oolong, and pu-erh tea, and herbal teas. My favorites are the Midnight Blue, Wintermint, Root Beer Rooibos, and Blackberry Rain. They have two slushy machines, they have a wall of syrups, they have a list of suggested fancy blends, and they even do tea cocktails. The person who stocks the wall of tea ware is a marketing genius, and it's a great place to buy gifts (especially if you are buying me something...). The pastries come from some local bakery, I forget which. They have cute little meringue cookies, and other tasty stuff. The Dushanbe tea house in Boulder can't be beat for aesthetics, but this is the best tea house I know for selection and inventiveness. Yeah, you'll probably spend too much money here.
This is a nice place to go to sit down and enjoy a pot of tea. We have bought mother's day gifts here, and they have good brewing equipment for sale. As for food, their scones with Devon cream and lemon curd are a must. They have an overwhelming tea selection, with good descriptions on the package so you can remember later what you bought ;). They have an especially good oolong selection. Nice, quiet atmosphere, casual and quiet.