Best of Boston
1998 Best Tea, House
Built for a rainy October day— or snowy February— or any day that needs a little sprucing. With Billie Holiday singing from the shadows and a cup of Rose Congou in hand, you belong to a more gracious decade. Traditionalists will love the lavender-scented shortbread with Earl Grey. For a spicy delight, try the Cinnamon Tea Cake with any of the six varieties of chai. You might even be moved to write bad poetry.
Zero Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-441-0077,