But more than that -- Ms Wood mentioned that perhaps if they could do a 'starbucks' on tea it might become 'cool' and wouldn't be on the decline. News for you Victoria :)
TEAVOLVE Baltimore MD.It's far and away the COOLEST tea place I have ever been to -- introduced to us by Jody Costa in 2010, it does all types of tea including Black Tea (which is American for English tea) and bubble tea which has grains of semolina in the bottom which swell up like bubbles... I reckon we need TEAVOLVEs on every High street in Britain to counter the coffee craze and repopularise tea.
Also in Baltimore there's a Breakfast place called Miss Shirleys. They do a decent cuppa that'll set you up for the day -- just ask for two bags and they'll do it. And opposite Saint Paul's church there's an oriental tea and sandwiches place that does great tea.
Also I confess I practically begged Nathan Rosen to bring me my favourite Bigelow's Spiced Chai when he came to visit -- It tastes like Christmas! Do yourself a favour and Buy some. I even save it when it's gone cold, bottle it and drink it as iced tea -- it's so delicious!
So you see I owed my American friends an apology for being such a stolid Brit :(