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$10 - Taste Specialty Teas at Downtown Festival, Half Off

Sold out - This deal was published October 11, 2012 and sold out October 26, 2012.
By Travelzoo Staff
Sample unique varieties while learning everything about the world of specialty tea from leading experts at the second annual International Tea Festival, held at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown LA. Travelzoo subscribers can attend either day of this event, held on Oct. 27-28, for $10, regularly $20.

Why we love it

  • Spend a day immersing yourself in the world of specialty tea for $10
  • Attendees can taste unique varietals from top purveyors like LA's popular Chado Tea Room, which boats 300 tea types
  • Event takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28, at the Japanese National American Museum
  • Proceeds from the festival go to the museum
  • For $50, get admission plus a spot in a 2-hour tea "sommelier" class to learn everything about tea history, origins, varietals and production

When

Oct. 11, 2012 - Oct. 28, 2012

Where

Los Angeles International Tea Festival
Chado Tea Room - Hollywood
6801 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 209
Hollywood, CA 90028
(See Map)
Tel: 323-472-8111

What's included

  • Mingle with industry experts and vendors at this event, which brings together a diverse group of authors, buyers, retailers, artists, educators and tea lovers from across the country for exhibits, presentations and tastings. You'll be able to sample tea from purveyors like LA's popular Chado Tea Room -- which boasts 300 types of specialty teas -- Harney & Sons Fine Teas and Aiya America, the top producer of Matcha green tea since 1888.
  • For $50, get the general admission ticket plus a spot in a two-hour tea "sommelier" class at the event, regularly $120 total. Learn the fundamentals of tea history, origins, "terroir," varietals and production, and receive an official certification at the end of the course. Taught by leading tea author James Norwood Pratt and Devan Shah (founder of International Tea Importers and Chado Tea Rooms), the class takes place from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, or 11 am. - 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28.
  • Proceeds from the festival go to the Japanese National American Museum.

The fine print

Vouchers can be redeemed on Saturday, Oct. 27, or Sunday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. only (depending on which deal you purchase). Must show valid photo ID matching the name on your voucher when you arrive. Limit 1 per customer per visit. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance for the tea classes and a 24-hour cancellation policy applies. Valid only for admission for the date you purchased (Oct. 27 or 28); may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates. All sales final for date-specific events. See below for full terms and conditions.

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Los Angeles International Tea Festival
90% Enjoyed Los Angeles International Tea Festival
90% (1117 ratings)
Sold out at
10:00 p.m. CT on Oct. 26
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90% Enjoyed Los Angeles International Tea Festival
(1117 ratings)
4.3
Quality of Service
3.8
Quality of Activity
4.3
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

the sandwiches

waiter needs to be more alert and speed up service

Oct 20, 2014 Pauline California, United States

The serene ambiance. The choice of indoor or outdoor seating. The presentation and scrumptious food and tea.

The servers were very accommodating and understanding when my friend was running late for our reservation. Only one negative. I had emailed and left phone message to make a reservation, but neither were returned. Apparently, the best method of making/canceling a reservation is with someone directly. Once you reach the gentleman, he was quite accommodating.

Oct 19, 2014 Rosie California, United States

Service was good, atmosphere in outside garden was nice.

Salad dressing was bland, tea was watery (chocolate chai), sandwiches were dry, scones and cookies did not seem fresh. They were out of soy or almost milk. Have had much better high tea.

Oct 19, 2014 Chris California, United States

Nice music.( Hollywood store)

I have visited the Pasadena store several times in the past. I was disappointed to see that the menu had changed. The Tea did not seem as generous as in the past. The wait staff had traded in their white shirts for tee shirts. Just not the elegant luncheon that I have come to expect from Chado.

Oct 13, 2014 Antoinette California, United States

The service was great. We had two to three people taking care of our table. No wait, and the food was terrific. The scones were right out of the oven.

Oct 06, 2014 Carol CA, United States

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Chado Tea Room - Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 209
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tel: 323-472-8111

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