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Such places will usually serve a range of teas with light refreshments such as sandwiches, cakes or pastries. In many respects they are similar to similar cafes tagged cuisine=coffee_shop the principle distinction being whether the establishment mainly sells tea or coffee. In some regions of the world most cafes will be tea houses (Japan, China, Nepal, parts of Argentina), in other places they may be less usual and specialised.
There is scope for confusion with shops selling loose-leaf and packaged tea along with tea-making impedimenta and ephemera. These should be tagged shop=tea. In some places the same establishment will be both.