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4 more teahouses to try
Photo by Jen Siska; written by Sara Desseran

4 more teahouses to try

American Tea Room (Beverly Hills, CA).  The upscale shop and tea bar, which sells 250 teas from all over the world, suits Beverly Hills to a T. Weekly tea and food pairings from $30; americantearoom.com

The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse (Boulder, CO). This ornate, handcrafted teahouse was a gift to Boulder from its sister city of Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. The teahouse takes its tea very seriously but also serves meals. $$; boulderteahouse.com

The Teahouse (Santa Fe, NM). "Where East meets the Wild West" is the tongue-in-cheek slogan of this Southwestern tea haven. Take advantage of the tea workshops: For $45 and a five-person minimum, you can learn everything from matcha to tea blending. $$; teahousesantafe.com

Silk Road (Victoria, B.C.).  Stop in before 2 p.m. for a tasting (from $10.30 U.S.) at the tea bar, followed by a green tea facial (from $56.60 U.S.) in the attached spa. The modern shop also sells oddities like tea bricks and is appropriately places in Victoria's Chinatown. Tastings Sat-Sun Sep-Jun, daily Jul-Aug; silkroadtea.com

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