Best of Boston

1997 Best Tea, House


A reinvention of the English tea salon, guaranteed to lure the true connoisseur. They offer almost 140 varieties, from the finest-grade Indian Darjeeling to Japanese green tea. The homemade pastries are also a treat: Lavender-scented shortbread goes with the English teas; clove-molasses cookies with the spicier Chinese blends.

Zero Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-441-0077,