I'll be in Chicago for five days next week, and am wondering if there are any good tea houses, tea shops, or cafes that are recommended. I've heard about Ten Ren Tea and Russian Tea Time, and am planning excursions. Are these good? Are there any others you'd recommend? Any particular flavor of teas? Tea is one of my passions, so any suggestions from fellow aficianados are welcome.
Bonus question: When I'm not sipping tea, I'm drinking hot chocolate. Any suggestions on that front?