Visiting Los Angeles anytime soon? While Art of Tea doesn’t have a brick and mortar location, you can still find our tea all over the city. After all, these are our stomping grounds and the people of LA know good tea!
Of course, if you’re on vacation, you’re probably wanting a unique experience as you sip down your favorite teas. You’ll likely find Art of Tea in your hotel’s cafe or lobby, and you’ll probably spot us at a cafe on your morning coffee or tea run. For a little something different, check out these quintessentially Los Angeles locations.
With towering displays of brightly-colored macarons and a pastry case that will give even the most decisive of diners some trouble, Bottega Louie is a must when visiting LA. Located at the intersection of 7th and Grand in Downtown Los Angeles, Bottega Louie is best known for its amazing collection of macarons. Bottega Louie is both a pastry shop and restaurant, with a large dining room extending off of its macaron-filled entryway. Macaron enthusiasts can pick and choose which of the creatively-flavored pastries they want using an order form, or they can pick up pre-packaged boxes. And, of course, don’t forget to grab the tea! We recommend grabbing a cup of Earl Grey Creme to go with the beautiful, gold leaf-topped Earl Grey macaron.
We have so many good things to say about the Huntington Gardens that we wrote an entire post about them! This sprawling estate, art gallery, and rare book library is the perfect place to go on a classically sunny California day. Walk the Chinese Garden and pick up a teapot of Plum Oolong or Jasmine Reserve to enjoy with dumplings. For a luxurious and relaxing tea drinking experience, take afternoon tea in the Rose Garden Tea Room. Enjoy scones, sandwiches, and your favorite Art of Tea tea while enjoying whimsical harp music and the company of friends. You can also try the Huntington’s Signature Blend – a tea created just for them that tastes amazing served as iced tea. Grab a Lychee Palmer (Lychee lemonade and Signature Blend!) from the Chinese Garden before walking the grounds to stay refreshed as you take in the scenery!
Speaking of beautiful LA scenery, we’d be remiss if we forgot to mention Perch, home of the most beautiful view in Downtown Los Angeles. With two floors of spectacular views of the LA skyline, Perch is the perfect place to unwind with dinner and tea after a long day of exploring Los Angeles. Stay after dinner for drinks and atmosphere overlooking the city of angels.
Blu Jam Cafe
For the visitor hoping to run into celebs, we recommend brunch at Blu Jam. A favorite of the Kardashian’s and other Hollywood icons, Blu Jam serves up delicious and nutritious brunch options. Choose from one of their four LA locations and sit down for an Eggwich, omelette, or one of their many vegan options. Of course, it wouldn’t be brunch without a cup of tea. Enjoy classic English Breakfast or our popular White Coconut Creme.
If you’re looking to really live it up while in Southern California, look no further than the Porsche Experience. Test drive classic Porsche models and satisfy the need for speed. And then make sure you eat after you’ve restored your equilibrium. Head over to what Eater called “LA’s Best New Secret” for a $35 prix-fixe tasting for lunch and a cup of Art of Tea. The restaurant itself is called Restaurant 917 and is located southwest of LA in Carson, California.
When visiting Los Angeles, you’ll likely see Art of Tea everywhere. We’re a Southern California brand and we love nothing more than getting out in our community. While we don’t allow for tours, you can still swing by our facilities to pick up an online order, save on shipping fees, and say hello to our staff!