While Chicago counts one of the country’s strongest coffee scenes, thanks to the great work of local tea sellers — like Rare Tea Cellar, Spirit Tea, and Kilogram from Intelligentsia — the city’s tea culture is becoming ever more sophisticated, too. Beyond trendy drinks like matcha lattes, Chicago is experiencing a swell in establishments serving properly-brewed teas, wherein the temperature of the water is taken into consideration, along with brew method, and ratio of leaves to water.
From oolongs to greens to blacks, below, 16 of Chicago’s best places to sip tea.
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