What You'll Get
Thirsty explorers systematically shredded, steeped, and drank their way through a lot of jaguar whiskers, snail shells, and goats before finally stumbling upon tea leaves. Celebrate the culmination of this quest for piquancy with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-hour Sunday afternoon tea tasting and 20% off teas at American Tea Room, a $50 value. The discount only applies the day of your tasting, and a reservation is required.
Begin your Sip and Saturate at the cute and usually cobra-free Beverly Hills boutique. From noon until 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoons, five blends of teas will be heated, poured, and pondered, including white, black, green, oolong, and botanical infusions. Each tea is paired with a delectable complementary nibble that enhances the depth and flavor of the brew, similar to the way detectives on TV and in real life enhance the reflection in someone's eye to read a license plate. Click here for more information on the session. Additional times may be added depending on demand.
With the taste of tea still lingering on your palate, browse the American Tea Room's huge selection of potent baggies and fashionable tea accessories. More mellow than a laid-back butterfly, the organic Egyptian chamomile blossom ($12) is an ideal bedtime companion, while the organic ginger mate is a better guest for the breakfast table, gently but repeatedly slapping you with wakefulness ($15). Infuse everything liquid in sight with a huge, chrome-plated, mesh steeping ball ($20), or prepare for every possible extreme of tea drinking with a cast-iron cup ($28).
Prices listed above are for 3.5-ounce bags.
- Included in the full service tea bar are freshly baked goods from a local baker, who incorporates store-brand teas such as earl grey, brioche, and ceylon into the petit fours, tea cakes, salt and pepper truffles, and matcha cookies. Other menu items include pots of tea and cookies from $5-$8; vanilla mint pu er hot chocolate with chili-laced Mexican chocolate for $8, as well as an assortment of ice teas and smoothies. – Celia Soudry, LA Weekly
- I love their new MIDORI SENCHA with melon and will make it all summer long as an iced tea. – Randy A., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. may purchase multiple as gifts. 20% discount valid in-store only on day of tasting. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.