We're not talking doilies and crustless watercress sandwiches, though there are places in town to have a traditional English tea (see sidebar). We've discovered tea rooms that make you feel you've stumbled onto something truly special -- a Secret Garden-like nook, a hip SoBe haunt, a British market cum nana's drawing room, a tatami-esque lounge, even a Caribbean hideaway.
In other words, the sky's the limit when it comes to today's tea salons. The only requirements are good tea and a relaxing atmosphere.
Of course, if you can't make it to a tea salon, you can always boil up a pot of Mellow Monk green tea and kick back in your living room any time you want. For atmosphere, simply pop in your favorite mellow CD or, if you're old school, vinyl LP.
"Excuse me, Miss. Could you tell me where the Wi-Fi hotspot is?"