Thursday, March 24, 2011

American Tea Room


Last weekend I took my dear friend, Stephanie of Thoughts From Cali, on a Beverly Hills adventure to the American Tea Room. I'm personally not a big tea person. I will drink English Breakfast Black tea but don't like any other flavors like Earl Grey, lavender, etc. Despite my lack of tea expertise, I was really excited to treat Stephanie, as she's a big tea drinker.

We visited American Tea Room for their White Party TEA*VENT. Super cute name, right? During our visit we were able to, in the words of the site, "Taste the rarest of the unprocessed teas." We sampled five white teas and five suggested food pairings. Not only was the food amazingly deliscious, so was the tea! I was surprised that I really liked four out of five white teas, being that tea isn't my thing. Go figure I'd like white tea since it's harder to find and more expensive!


Here are the teas we sampled:

Ancient Moonlight
Darjeeling Blanc (my fav!)
Silver Needles
Ambrosia
Jasmine Silver Needles

I was also quite pleased with the shop itself. There was SO much tea to choose from, and so many tea accessories. The shop owners were knowledgeable but not overbearing. Upon arriving, we selected a private table, were introduced to the tea and food, then left to taste on our own at our own pace. Of course, the staff was nearby to answer any questions that we had.

Overall, I highly suggest you visit American Tea Room if you are in the Beverly Hills/LA area. The TEA*VENTS are can get a bit pricey, ranging from $30-50) but it's well worth the experience. Plus you receive a tea tasting cup to take home and a store coupon.


14 comments:

Claire Kiefer said...

I am totally not a tea person either--at all--but this event actually looks fun, even to me! Maybe it's the novelty of it, or the food pairings, or the luxury tea? Thanks for sharing this with us--I'm gonna have so much more on my list the next time I'm in LA. :)

sarah - dodeline design said...

That sounds like a blast! I am a huge tea drinker, but mostly good ole' Southern sweet tea :-)

KDC Events said...

My English mother in law would LOVE this! I think I need to try it!

Meghan said...

It looks heavenly! I love, love LOVE tea! I bet I make a cup or two everyday. In addition to espresso. And Starbucks. (Hangs head in shame)

Krystal said...

Ok, I didn't even know that white tea existed! I live under a rock!

Josie said...

What a fun place! I'm not really a tea person but maybe I've just never tried enough kinds.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Jules said...

Tea isn’t necessarily my thing, but I do like it and am willing to try any kind. I get on kicks, especially in the winter where all I want is hot tea. I like green tea, orange and chamomile. Lavender sounds like it would be really good.

Going to a tea event like this seems so fun and fancy. The biscuits and jam also look delicious!

ae said...

I am a coffee girl myself. But this looks like a lot of fun!

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

i'm not a tea drinker, but the sweets looked great! i have a bunch of friends who will really like to hear ab this place!

thanks for sharing :)

this is me. said...

those are awesome! i remember going to a place similar to that when i lived in l.a. of course, i don't remember the name but it was somewhere in the valley and it was very pink/purple'ish color outside.

OceanDreams said...

That looks like such a fun event! I'm glad you enjoyed yourself!

Jess said...

Looks awesome! I'm trying to become a tea person - my parents keep telling me that its really good for you :)

Syed said...

I absolutely love Silver Needle tea. And yay for White teas, they are by far more interesting than black teas.

Steph @ Thoughts From Cali said...

Ok I know I am way behind at commenting. I have to say this was a great day despite the fact it took us over an hour to go 5 miles (thanks to the LA Marathon) :) I loved all the teas and tasty treats. Thanks again for the great birthday gift.