The shop is in a renovated older home and has a friendly character. There is a nice outside sitting area set up for tea parties as well as casual drinking. There is also inside seating which had several customers that appeared to be regulars. The teas are behind the counter so the staff had to bring each one over so I could take a sniff. She was terrific! Friendly, patient and great sense of humor. Several teas I wanted to try were out of stock. This tea shop had lovely looking pastries which I couldn’t try because I’m trying to diet. The teas that I have tried are lovely. I will certainly go back when I visit Sarasota again.