Where To Celebrate National Iced Tea Day in Los Angeles

June 10 — it’s the last day of school for Los Angeles Unified School District students, and it’s also National Iced Tea Day. What a perfect way to celebrate the beginning of summer vacation. Here’s a list of where you can find the best iced teas around Los Angeles.

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T (Tea Shoppe)
Farmers Market
6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036

At the historic Farmers Market, make sure to stop by the Tea Shoppe. You’ll find a wide variety of teas from around the world. At this popular stall, they will make you an iced tea to enjoy while you shop, and you can also purchase teas so you can prepare them later at home.

Basanti Tea Boutqiue
9465 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

There are plenty of tasty teas to choose from at this tea boutique (with another location in Burbank). Basanti describes itself as a “concept store/tea bar inspired by the mystic and relaxing world of tea.”  

The Cheesecake Factory
several locations including
Los Cerritos Center
201 Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos, CA 90703

They’re not just known for their cheesecakes and extensive menus. You’ll also find freshly brewed iced teas (black, green, or passion fruit). And if you’d like to enjoy it at home, you can! It’s called Paradise Tropical Iced Tea and is available to order online.

several locations including
Beverly Center
8500 Beverly Blvd. #650, Los Angeles, CA 90048

You’ll find Teavana in many locations throughout southern California. And once you’re there, you’ll find plenty of tea-related items. Purchase the supplies you need to make tea at home, sample some of their specialities, or treat yourself to an iced tea based on your favorite flavor, type, or level of caffeine.

Syrup Desserts
601 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

You won’t just find desserts at this downtown eatery. Although the menu also includes crepes and a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches, it’s a great spot to enjoy iced tea. Among their flavors are the “Blackberry Mint Mojito,” “Strawberry Jasmine,” and “Blueberry Georgia Peach” (among many others).

Chado Tea Room
79 N. Raymond, Pasadena, CA 91103

Chado Tea offers more than 300 different types of teas in each of their locations. (Chado Tea Room also has locations in Downtown Los Angeles as well as the Hollywood and Highland shopping center.) You can enjoy a complete afternoon tea at any one of Chado’s locations. And for kids (or kids-at-heart), special flavors include “Caramel Vanilla Candy,” “Juicy Fruit,” and “Rooibos Root Beer Float” among others.

Bricks and Scones
403 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004

This local-favorite coffee shop has plenty of iced teas to tempt you (not to mention pastries, sandwiches, and breakfast items). They offer an “Afternoon Tea and Scones” special which is served all day. Plus, you can choose to sit inside or outside on the large patio, or opt for the quiet “Study” if you need to do some serious work. 

Urth Caffe
several locations including
8565 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Urth Caffe (with locations also in Pasadena, Downtown L.A., Beverly Hills, Laguna Beach, and Santa Monica) offers a large selection of black, fruit, green, and herbal teas.  Their teas are imported from tea gardens from around the world. 

Stories Books and Cafe
1716 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026

At this independent book store and cafe, you can settle in with a good read and a delicious glass of iced tea. Browse the stacks (they carry new and used books) and then head out back to the secluded patio where you can sit back and enjoy your iced tea.

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