When it’s time for a cuppa, there’s no better place than Tao Tea Leaf. Take your pick from 180 varieties of tea, including chai, chamomile and everything in between, plus some award-winners (several of Tao Tea Leaf’s blends have taken top prize at the North American Tea Championship). For co-founders Tao Wu (a certified tea sommelier) and Mingzhu Gao (an accountant), tea is both a business and a pleasure, and they strive to share the world’s best brews with their customers. Beautiful tea ware is also part of the experience, and many items, such as the cast iron teapots, are steeped in Chinese tea-drinking tradition (see what we did there?).