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Clockwise from top left: Green maté tea, $6.95 (5.3 oz.), TeaGschwendner, 1160 N. State St., 312-932-0639. Mordor porcelain teacup with metallic glaze, $75, and saucer, $41; Myriad paisley cotton napkin, $18, at Tabula Tua, 1015 W. Armitage Ave., 773-525-3500. The Teastick by Gamila, $16.95, at Coffee & Tea Exchange, 3311 N. Broadway, 773-528-2241. Maté Cuia (natural gourd), $9.95; maté drinking straw, $6.95, at TeaGschwendner. Chocolate and gold-thread linen/cotton napkin, $32, at Tabula Tua. Casal bentwood tray, $30, and Corso Fiorelli vine-print linen runner, $59, at Genevieve Lethu, 900 N. Michigan Ave., 312-423-9948. Bone and alpaca silver cocktail spoon by Aire del Sur, $210 (set of four) at Tabula Tua.
Photograph: Leonard Gertz