The past week I've been been on several pages for tea houses and tea lounges, so I figured I'd see if their websites lived up to their teas! The Mad Herbalist certainly does; their homepage is neat, and professional, without being terribly stiff. The type choice in the upper left hand corner helps the page feel just a touch classier when paired with the sans serif type they have for their body copy. All of their information is all on one page, contained by a thin black line, and given dimension by adding a little bit of a drop shadow. My only complaint really is that they don't include their tea prices, or the sizes that the teas are available in, like they do in store. They do however have neat little slideshows of the food they offer and some of the vessels that the teas come in (such as tea flights, a series of three teas that can be taken hot, cold, or sparkling, served in small cups which are then placed in a plank to hold your tea and make it easier to transport from the kitchen to the main seating area, or upstairs). At the bottom of the page, you can reserve the space for an event, take a gander at some of their frequently asked questions, and you can be linked to their social media pages. Not half bad, Mad Herbalist!
Next up, we have High Garden Tea House and Apothecary! Their website is aesthetically very pleasing; their header image has a very nice woodland witch kind of feeling, which might not have been their intention, but I really like it! Probably my only complaint is that you can't click on the teas on their Herbs and Teas We Carry page to order them or check the prices. And in order to check the tea prices, you have to click on thumbnail images of the teas in order to get the specific pricings for every kind of tea. I'm sure there's a reason the website is set up this way, since different teas have different values, but it's a pain to have to click so many times just to get to the prices of the tea. Overall, I love the aesthetic you have, High Garden! But I would consider making your page a little more compact and direct, for your own benefit and the benefit of your customers.
Now it wouldn't be right to talk about tea and tea houses without leaving out an authentic bubble tea place. Bubble Love is a Nashville based shop, and their website is cute without coming across as childish. Their type choice is modern, and still fun while being very business-like. The blue helps add to this feel they're going for. The site itself is very easy to navigate. My only complaint is that there's no way to check for pricing, even on their menu. The illustrations that go with the menu items are cute, but I'd much rather know how much a drink costs rather than the ingredient that goes into their different flavors. I will give them a bonus point for adding short descriptions underneath their menu items. Overall, not too bad! Just a bit disappointed that I can't pricecheck without going in person.