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Tea Los Angeles

Bubble Crush Roasted Oolong Tea with Cheese Foam (Drink of the Week)

Have you heard the joke about the polar bear and the giant squid? Neither have I, but Bubble Crush depicts both fearsome creatures within painted cutouts on a white brick wall. There has to...
Tea Los Angeles

Percolate Matcha Royale (Drink of the Week)

Boba tea bars have proliferated beyond Asian enclaves like the San Gabriel Valley and Little Saigon, for the betterment of SoCal’s food scene. Near Sawtelle Boulevard’s Japantown in West LA’s Georgetown Plaza, Jeremy Godsil...
Tea Los Angeles

Proleçe Tea Mango Kiss (Drink of the Week)

Cheese tea is trending, and Old Pasadena is now in on the poorly kept secret. Proleçe Tea is a new tea bar just south of Colorado Boulevard with a brown and white color scheme,...
Tea San Francisco

Steap Tea Bar Tony’s Tea (Drink of the Week)

Cheese tea has found a savory foothold in tea shops across California. The trendy tea topper recently touched down in San Francisco’s Chinatown thanks to a collaboration between Steap Tea Bar and famous local...
Top 10 List

Top 10 Drinks of 2017

Every Friday, Drink of the Week celebrates my favorite beverage from the previous seven days. To end the year, discover my 10 favorite Drinks of the Week in 2017. I live in Los Angeles...
Tea Claremont

Tocaja Jasmine Green Tea with Sea Salt Cream (Drink of the Week)

Tony, wife Caroline, and sister-in-law Jasmine have run Tocaja, a “simply happy” tea parlor in Claremont Village, since 2015. The owners are originally from Taiwan, a nation with a strong tea culture. While it...