Raiding local trees and throwing their leaves in boiling water cuts down on aphid infestations, but it won't make a good cup of tea. Enjoy leaf-water made from ingestion-appropriate plants with today's Groupon: for $24, you get an afternoon tea for two at tahCha Tea House (a $48 value).
At tahCha, quell teahouse cravings with 57 types of loose tea and a menu of salads, sandwiches, and homemade pastries and deserts. Spend a tea-filled afternoon with a friend or the tea-loving stranger handcuffed to your wrist, relishing in unlimited sips of tea or lemonade; assorted platters of edible sandwiches; homemade muffins, scones, and croissants; and a dessert plate featuring chocolate-drizzled fruits and bonbons. The quaint atmosphere at tahCha is equipped with free WiFi and lacks smug eighteenth-century monarchs, giving patrons a place to unwind for a relaxing tariff-free tea time.