I've been noting the changes over the past few days, and have been letting them soak in. Here's my take:
1) Very readable! Thanks for using sans-serif typefaces in a decent size and weight!
2) Colors match. Thanks for having the buttons match the site's coloring and style.
3) Icons. The icons are fairly indicative of that you're doing. It does seem as though some of the buttons have icons in them simply to match a look. But it's better than having them feel awkward for not having one.
Can we see tea themed emoticons/smilies next?
Thanks for the awesome work!