Tea Chai Té (NW 23rd)

Tea Chai Té (both in Northwest and Southeast Portland), is a cozy haven you won’t want to leave soon. In addition to a full selection of loose teas, bubble tea and kombucha — lesser-known players in the tea world — get equal play. Boba tea, as it’s called in Taiwan, is a blend of milk (easily substituted), steeped green tea, yerba máte or rooibos, and tapioca pearls, sometimes with added fruit flavor. Most often a cold drink, it can also be served hot — making for a special winter treat.