This is THE place to go in the Kansas City area if you want a true high tea experience. Everything is wonderful, including the Tearoom itself, the decor, and most importantly the tea they serve. The gift shop is the whole house, displayed beautifully. It is a 2 hour drive from Kansas City and well worth every mile. My husband and I have gone several times and I have taken a girlfriend who loves tea as well. Everytime, it has been beautifully done and delicious. Hats off to the Shady Gables!