Treats and tradition in Tehran's oldest, tiniest teahouse

Kazem Mabhutian serves a steady stream of customers in the smallest and oldest teahouse -- or chaikhaneh -- in Tehran. Tucked in an alleyway in the Grand Bazaar, his 1.5-square-metre chaikhaneh is invisible from the main street, and yet it is the most famous among tea connoisseurs in the Iranian capital.

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