Chado Tea Room's daily tastings deepen your average tea drinking experience (which, if you're anything like us, involves a cup of microwaved Lipton and a Netflix marathon). Guests can reserve tasting appointments between 11:30am and 5pm at any of Chado’s three locations (Hollywood, Downtown and Pasadena). Opt for a basic "tea only" sampler ($13) or spring for a spread of tiered desserts, finger sandwiches and other accompaniments ($20-$29). No matter how pinky-out you go, the focus of each tasting is on the Camellia Sinensis evergreen bush, which is not only history's oldest manmade beverage, but also one of its most complex. As you sip, one of Chado's connoisseurs will expound upon the history, production and health benefits of the six main categories of tea: white, yellow, green, blue, black and dark. We guarantee, you'll leave your hour-long session with a much greater appreciation for the brew (and a bladder to match).
When: Daily 11:30am-5pm
Reservation needed: Yes