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Craft Beer Los Angeles

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...
Tea Los Angeles

Gong Cha Brown Sugar Milk Foam Tea (Drink of the Week)

I understand skepticism surrounding mega-chains considering so many unfocused concepts with shoddy quality control, but Gong Cha seems to be exceptional based upon my Koreatown experience. The company launched in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 2006,...
Milk Tea San Diego

Camellia Rd Genmaicha Milk Tea (Drink of the Week)

More than 10 years ago, before a tea bar sprouted up on every corner in the San Gabriel Valley, I was still thankful for Tea Station, a Taiwan import connected to Ten Ren’s Tea...
Iced Tea Los Angeles

A.O.C. Green Iced Tea (Drink of the Week)

The James Beard Foundation announced Awards finalists in L.A. at A.O.C. on March 15. Clearly, you can’t gather writers and chefs without feeding people, and Suzanne Goin and Caroline Style are two of the...
Tea Orange County

7 Leaves Cafe Herbal Tea (Drink of the Week)

7 Leaves Cafe is a family-run business that has grown into an eight-branch, caffeine-fueled juggernaut that remains firmly rooted in Orange County. The original Westminster location is not quite as popular as other outlets,...
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