Lecturing your dachshund nonstop on the pros and cons of converting your front yard into a Pat Sajak–themed mini-golf course is bound to make you thirsty after a while. Today's Groupon offers the superb moistener for dry throats and mouths: for $7, you get $14 worth of Taiwanese-inspired fare and drinks at Le Arbre Tea House, located in Rosemead.
Le Arbre Tree House is a relaxing retreat for thirsty taste buds to rejoice in a bevy of beverages and Taiwanese-inspired delicacies. Snuggle into the bright, cozy surroundings with a flower mist ($4.80+), which combines dried tea leaves and flowers for a lighter tea taste; a caffeine-free cocktail ($3.80+) of ice blended with selected fruit concentrates; or a traditional boba milk tea ($4.30+), made frequently throughout the day to keep every sip soul warming. Picky pouts can request a customized drink by one of the talented tea baristas whose skills are renowned throughout the realm of parched throats and unsettled nerves. Stomachs can also be amply satisfied via Taiwanese-style dishes such as seaweed fish sticks ($4.80) or sausage rice ($7.80), served with traditional and spicy sausage and a choice of two toppings: hot, sauté, garlic, or wasabi.
Open until midnight throughout the week and until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, Le Arbre is a safe haven for night owls and blurry-eyed college owls needing a caffeine fix to perk up drooping feathers. Though Le Arbre does not have a website, their Facebook page graciously showcases the welcoming atmosphere of gold accents and fire-engine-red walls painted with silhouettes of lovebirds, the Eiffel Tower, and Andre the Giant sipping tea from a dainty saucer.
More than 10 Yelpers give Le Arbre Tea House a perfect five-star average:
- The staff is really nice! They also give awesome recommendations, my friends and I have yet to be disappointed. So if you're in the area, you should stop by. And if you're not... you should go out of your way to visit. – Vivian H., 1/21/2011
- What a lovely tea house! I frequent boba/tea places and Le Arbre is probably the most charming one I've been to with all its artistic details and knick knacks. – Crystal W., 1/4/2011