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Tea Lovers Fest: 10 Years

Tea Lovers Fest: 10 Years
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The Tea Lovers Festival is celebrating a decade of annual events at the Pacific Asia Museum on May 1. Traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, live music and a talk by the festival’s founder Kulov will augment the release of the retrospective book Tea Lovers Festival: 10 Years. “The Way of Tea.” It sounds like the anthropomorphism of […]

Tea Lovers Fest

Tea Lovers Fest

It’s a tea lover’s dream. A whole festival about tea. With tea parties, a tea marketplace, a tea lab, tea ceremonies, brewing basics, tastings, a hands-on tea party planning workshop, “an adventurous tea and dessert pairing experience,” and even tarot card readings. Some ten years ago in a small yoga studio in Santa Monica, the Tea […]

Tea & More Tea, Please

Tea & More Tea, Please

Camellia sinensis is a species of evergreen shrub or small tree. Primarily, the buds and flowers are used to make teas such as white, green, oolong, black, yellow, and pu-erh (though not chamomile, mint, and rooibos teas). Using early leaves or more mature leaves produces differing flavors and “tea qualities,” and sometimes, even the twigs […]

Tea’s for the Birds

Tea’s for the Birds

Lan Ong, owner of Bird Pick Tea & Herb, is a third-generation tea connoisseur and an admitted tea purist. Her goal is to bring China’s tea culture to the mainstream—to turn tea novices into aficionados. In pursuit of that goal, she displays massive glass jars full of teas and herbs imported from estates in China, […]

Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room

Huntington Rose Garden Tea Room

Keep in mind that you must first pay admission to the Huntington plus the $25 price for tea. But this plentiful serve-yourself buffet has six kinds of finger sandwiches, fresh fruit, salads, spreads, little cakes. The two daily selections of hot tea are nothing to write home about, but the servers are friendly and helpful, […]

The Langham Huntington Hotel

The Langham Huntington Hotel

The swankest afternoon tea in Pasadena is served all week in the lobby lounge. White linens, silver service, tiered trays of scones, jam, sandwiches, pastries plus champagne. The price will sober you up, but what a way to go. $59 per person, $39 without the bubbly. 1401 South Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, 626. 568 3900, pasadena.langhamhotels.com, […]

Scarlet Tea Room

Scarlet Tea Room

Gilt trimmed tea parlor west of the Castle Green, the scones are delectable with the best strawberry jam we’ve had. Good finger sandwiches and lunch specials for heartier appetites. 18 W Green St, Pasadena, 626.577.0051, scarlettearoom.com, Tea. Tues.-Sun. from 11 a.m. AE, MC, V. $$-$$$

My Favorite Place Tea Room

My Favorite Place Tea Room

Welcoming, chic little lunch shop for full or a la carte afternoon tea. Great sliced chicken sandwiches on chewy rye bread, excellent salads, rose lemonade. 115 W Wilson Ave., Glendale, 818.507.7409, favoriteplacerestaurant.com, Tea. L Tues.-Sat. MC, V. $$

Chado Tea Room

Chado Tea Room

A lovely shop, in this location for six years. Extensive selection of teas (over 200 varieties) for here or to take home. You will want to lie down in the yellow coconut cake as it is hypnotically sweet and moist. 79 N Raymond Ave, Old Pasadena, CA, 626.431.2832, chadotea.com, Tea. Daily from 11:30 a.m. MC, V. $-$$$

Scones

Scones

I only lived in London for a short while, but it was long enough for the charm of a simple, perfect scone to haunt my dreams. Back here in Pasadena, I have been working hard to try to find an acceptable replacement to the joys of the ones at the Savoy on the Strand or the Mock Turtle […]

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