The only authentic Persian teahouse in the country, the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is a stunning work of architectural art, with soaring pillars, hand-painted paneling, and ornate craftsmanship around every turn. It makes sense: It was a gift from Boulder's sister city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan, in 1990, with every piece shipped in crates, and assembled by Tajik workers who came over for the task. The food is also artful, inspired by culinary traditions from all over the planet, from Bengali Shrimp to Mexican braised pork shoulder. And the tea list is staggering—there are more than 100 loose-leaf teas to be steeped here.