via Harvard Square
One of my favorite places in the city is Tealuxe in Harvard Square. Not only is it a great place to have a cup of tea before class (and conveniently located!) but it’s also a pretty great place for people watching. Inside, it looks like Ollivander’s wand shop in Harry Potter and a library tower decided to have a child and infuse it with tea. Most of their tea is excellent – I love their chai but their Lapsang Souchong (they only have one variety while they have about seven Earl Grey’s) doesn’t do it for me.
But I love the copper counter at the front for when you’re by yourself or the little tables for when you’re with a friend. I love that I can go in there by myself and not feel like the loser who, you know, went out by herself. Because it’s just tea, and I’m way less self-conscious about being on my own when I’ve got a cup of Kashmiri Chai in front of me. It’s not exactly super-cheap for a pot of tea, but it’s affordable, and it’s a nice place to take a friend or sit and study.