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Platform T

Somewhere between a coffee klatch and high tea is Denver-based Platform T, which turns the coffee-shop idea on its head by serving up piping-hot or even ice-cold cups of tea, coffee's fancy cousin from the city. The T shops are simple, modern and serve a colorful variety of teas, from bagged to loose-leaf. Not an expert at differentiating between tiny dried leaves? Don't worry, because the varieties are helpfully organized into a mere six flavor profiles -- fruity, tropical, chocolate and spice, herbal, classical and pure -- to facilitate finding the beverage that will soothe your nerves and nourish your soul. As a bonus, Platform T also offers tea-infused cocktails and even plain ol' joe.

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