wow, was looking for something on Teahouses in Seattle, found this instead, and I think GeoffK's review is right on.
I really want to love this place, since I'm down in that part of town often enough to stop in regularly. And although you can get iced tea brewed from anything they have in the store, (which is great,) the tea shop service is sometimes surly, and usually slow and distracted. They are also very stingy with the leaf on some of their teas. I was in there today, and ordered an iced wuyi. Even though it was brewed correctly, there was so little leaf used that the tea liquid was pale, pale yellow/tan after infusion, and the taste was light. Not refreshing light, just "use more leaf" light.
The leaf prices though are the real reason I can't love this place like Mr ZOMGBBQ!!!11! from April clearly does. $10/$12 oz is now the starting point for some of their "rare" teas. Um, no thank you. They do have some great teas, and some yummy snacks, and the lounge IS way far-out-cool. hehe. I just wished they cared more about the tearoom portion, and that the loose leaf wasn't so ridiculously overpriced.
I look forward to visiting some tea places in Seattle soon, and will have to get a short list of "don't miss" places.