In general, this is a good, well-organized book guiding readers to the many and diverse tea rooms in southern California. Alas, tea rooms, like other restaurants, go in and out of business at a dizzying rate. So one must be aware that the information in this book is several years old and one should call first any establishment listed to verify that it is still in existence. Having sampled many tea rooms in this region myself, I found some of her descriptions a bit too effusive for some tea rooms that I would consider mediocre at best. However, for general information it is still worth owning for the die-hard tea enthusiast looking for a tea experience in southern Ca.