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Successful weekend

We tried a new tea shop today! Always a sign of a banner weekend. Ku Day Ta Tea Lounge (great name). The tea itself was of high quality and well-prepared, and the food was all tasty and in reasonable quantities. On the downside, the service was indifferent, which is a serious strike against any establishment that calls itself a "tea lounge" -- that designation suggests a particular level of comfort and service, and both of these qualities were seriously lacking. Also, if I'm paying afternoon tea prices, I expect refills of hot water for my tea, which were not provided.

It was more than worth an outing, and I would go back (with expectations adjusted accordingly. And a sweater -- it was really cold there for some reason). Still, the quest to find a tea shop that I enjoy as much as Lovejoy's continues...

Also accomplished this weekend: shoe shopping, a trip to the used bookstore, laundry, grocery shopping, playing with AO3 (on which more later), quality time with friends and with T, and some much-needed lazing around the house by choice rather than by force. Not accomplished this weekend: much in the way of writing. My plan to finish at least one story per week in November has now officially bitten the dust, along with both daily writing and daily LJ posting. This cold (which I think at this point has morphed into allergies) has a lot to answer for.


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Nov. 16th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
I didn't mind the service, actually. It was slow, sure, but still friendly from my perspective.

I totally agree on the hot water situation. Really, it seems oddly wasteful and cheap to throw out the leaves and then not allow hot water refills. More ironic considering how yummy and generous the food was (imo) there -- usually tea places skimp on the food, but not the tea!
Nov. 17th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
usually tea places skimp on the food, but not the tea!

I agree, and also that the food was reasonably priced (for tea). I would happily have paid a little bit more for a bottomless teapot.

"indifferent" was maybe the wrong word to use for the service, and I agree that they seemed friendly. But there's a past which I find slow service without acknowledgement problematic, and they skirted the edge of that for me. Especially considering that the place wasn't busy at all. It may just be that I have higher standards of service for tea.
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