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March 30, 2010

The Specialists

High tea on Madison

In one of New York's smartest neighborhoods, Ito En sells a ravishing, sometimes arcane assortment ranging from dried peony flowers to talcy avocado-green matcha, all displayed along one wall in sleek glass jars ($2-$18.50 an ounce). There are also tea implements such as chazutsus, handcrafted canisters in cherry bark ($52-$73) and brass ($516), as well as a cherrywood tasting bar offering samples of their perfect brews.
At 822 Madison Avenue; 212-988-7111; www.itoen.com.