We love a party where guests get a gift. Tomorrow, that's what's happening at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. In honor of the company's 50th year, three 12 oz. specialty drinks will be sold for 50 cents: English Toffee Latte, English Toffee Ice Blended and Chai Tea Latte. The event will take place from ... More >>
Kulov's Tea Festival is not your average tea party, but then there isn't much that is average at Royal/T, the Japanese-style cosplay café in Culver City. In addition to tea, there was a contemporary Indian dancer, a classically trained British clown, and matcha -- lots and lots of matcha. Saturday ... More >>
Barbara HansenThe elephant god Ganesha presides over SuryaAfter more than nine years on West 3rd Street, the Indian restaurant Surya will close. It has been sold by owner Sheel Joshi, who says it will be gone by mid-December. This is a blow to diners who like Surya's relaxed, contemporary Ind ... More >>
Jenn GarbeeAnthony Anguille and his PotionsAnthony Anguille knows his pu-erh, the pressed large leaf tea prized for its earthy flavor and wine-like proclivity to aging. The 22-year-old is the "tea sommelier" at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. "A colleague had introduced a tea program to pair w ... More >>
Most of us tend to think of tea as being calming, peaceful, quiet. Not Beatrice Hohenegger. For the past 10 years, the author of Liquid Jade: The Story of Tea from East to West (St. Martin's Press) has traveled the globe studying the rich, often troubling history of the stuff. She's been to the ... More >>
Security forces in India have a plan to put chile powder in their hand grenades, according to a report last week by Reuters. Not just any chile either: no lame cayenne or ancho weapons for a country that grows the hottest chile peppers in the world.
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