In England, teatime, or afternooningtons, is a tradition as revered as losing Revolutionary Wars. Enjoy a British brew with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $25 for a celebration afternoon tea service for two (a $50 value)
- $49 for a celebration afternoon tea service for four (a $100 value)
- $20 for $40 worth of loose-leaf teas and accessories online
During celebration afternoon tea services, held at the Downtown Chado Tea Room location inside the Japanese American National Museum, each customer can partake in a pot of tea, a scone with homemade cream and jam, a cookie, a slice of cake, and a celebratory Mauritius tea float. Toasted half-sandwich selections include smoked salmon and dill; English cucumber; marinated egg salad; and smoked chicken cranberry.
The online shop features loose-leaf teas, including amber oolong fancy tea from Taiwan ($16.99/4 oz.) and silver-needle jasmine tea ($26.60/4 oz.), as well as a variety of accessories, including Royal Patrician bone-china tea pots ($50+).
Chado Tea Room
Devan and Reena Shah, and Tek Mehreteab are passionate about tea. By sourcing leaves from eight regions in India, China, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Japan, they are able to proffer more than 300 standard and specialty varieties online and inside Chado Tea Room. The name Chado, taken from the Chinese cha, meaning "tea," and the Japanese do, meaning "path," speaks to the owners’ strict standards for their product. Many of their green, black, white, and oolong teas are USDA-certified organic; the Shahs also stock unique varieties such as Chinese pu-er teas and hand-tied blooming tea balls. In addition, they brew special house blends for morning, afternoon, and evening, helping customers find the right blend to start the day or serve to bats that have invaded their home.
Staffers pair teas with an array of cream-topped scones, cookies, cakes, and roasted savory sandwiches during teatime at Chado's three tearooms. Though each location is decorated differently, the same three-tiered sandwich platters and steaming pots of tea travel between panda paintings hanging in the Los Angeles location, underneath strings of holiday lights at the Pasadena location, and between ceiling-high wooden shelves stocked with mugs, filters, teapots, and bags of loose-leaf tea at the Hollywood location.