This coming weekend in LA, we will be at the Los Angeles Tea Festival downtown at the Japanese American National Museum. There will be copious tea sampling, tea classes, seminars, and lots of exciting product for you to view and enjoy. And for a limited time, we have a coupon for half off the ticket prices! We will see you there!
Though tea may have become a common thing the world over, there are still unique kinds of tea of which the world is still quite unaware. One of these kinds of tea, called Yellow tea, is exclusively from China, and really only drunk by the Chinese. (It was a renowned favorite tea of Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong)
Like a mix of a white and a green tea, yellow tea is very lightly oxidized and has a refreshingly, lightly foresty flavor. But unlike green teas, which are quickly dried after firing and rolling, yellow teas are piled to achieve partial oxidation after firing. This technique removes the fresh, brisk flavors common to green teas, and develops the golden infusion color and smooth, rich flavors of yellow teas. Chemically, this pile oxidation process involves the conversion of simple tea polyphenols into a group of complex tea polyphenols known as “theaflavins,” which yield a yellow pigment in the leaf and create its clear, golden-hued infusion. Most yellow tea is made with small-leaf green tea bush varieties, but our original Yellow Buds type is produced with the Ancient Yunnan Da Yeh (broad-leaf) tree variety, harvested in a 1,500 year-old tea forest.
It’s truly a tea that every die-hard connoisseur should try, but also a remarkably smooth and flavorful tea for those who want something like green tea, but smoother and less grassy. Buy it here!
We at American Tea Room are excited and very pleased to present our newest Tea*vent of 2014, featuring the best LA has to offer. We’re combining the best tea in America with two epically talented people: Cocktail Chef Matthew Biancaniello and Chef Valerie Gordon.
Join us, Thursday, June 19 in Beverly Hills from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
The brilliance behind Matthew Biancaniello’s cocktail creations takes our teas and transforms them into something extraordinary. Learn more about him on his website here.
Valerie Gordon, owner of Valerie Confections, has been making pastries and treats for our Beverly Hills location for years and will be previewing new dishes designed for our new location in downtown LA. Learn more on her website here.
$30.00 per Person. Buy tickets here!
It’s Iced Tea Month! And in preparation, we’ve been saving special treat: a brand new tea menu.
We’ve created a host of new tea smoothies and iced drinks for your sipping pleasure, including a 4 Green Matcha Blaster with avocado, cucumber, mint, and Greek yogurt. Stop by to try something sweet!
And exclusively on Saturday for June, we will be sampling one of our new blended tea drinks. Who doesn’t love a Saturday stroll through Beverly Hills?