We were in the International District last weekend to have ramen at Samarai Noodle (highly recommended) and stopped in to buy some tea. Lydia warmed our cups and invited us to sit. It's quite a ritual, the art of drinking tea with friends, and must not be rushed. We settled on Oolong, mild, yet good up to five times steeping it.
Lydia's dog helped her entertain us.
Lydia makes tea for us.
A piece of cake is next door to the tea shop...great neon.