The Seven Cups is a definite local treasure: It's the first American tea company to have its own Chinese trading license, and is one of the country's best sources of high-quality Chinese tea. Walk in past the bulk tea shop, and you're transported to China. Seven Cup's tea-service menu is impressive (it's pages and pages long), including everything from rare green teas to tea balls that blossom into ornate flowers in hot water. Choose a Japanese dessert to go with your tea (you really can't go wrong here--they're all delicately sweet and delicious), and gaze upon the shop's incredible collection of tea sets as you wait for the tea to steep.
2. Chantilly Tea Room and Gift Boutique, 5185 N. Genematas Drive, 622-3303, chantillytearoom.com
3. Tohono Chul Park Tea Room, 7366 North Paseo del Norte, 797-1222, Tohono Chul Web site