American Tea Room

Abrupt Mid-Holiday Closing of American Tea Room

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. The abrupt closing of American Tea Room’s three Southern California locations last week marks the latest of several tea palaces to fail. In a statement, founder David Barenholtz wrote that online tea and tea ware sales continue. Closing the stores “was an incredibly tough decision” but necessary “as we re-evaluate the...

American Tea Room Reopens in Beverly Hills

Well-heeled locals and tourists alike can now take a tea break at the newly reopened American Tea Room on Canon Drive, in the heart of the famed Beverly Hills upscale shoppers paradise. Founder David Barenholtz is one of the most successful independent tea retailers in the U.S. He is a pioneer of in-store education...

Tea Retail: The Tortoise and the Hare

In May 2014 the Beverly Hills Teavana Fine Tea + Tea Bar opened to fanfare on the busiest corner in the city. Starbucks had literally cut the baby in half to create this shop, cleaving it from an existing and very successful Starbucks location. The company then gilded a towering architectural feature to brand...

American Tea Room’s New Retail Concept

Independent tea retailers continue to innovate with American Tea Room demonstrating that you don’t have to be a chain to finance one of the most compelling tea rooms in California. Founder David Barenholtz is changing the way Americans think about tea by focusing on the experience. His row of high tech BKON brewers at...

David Barenholtz

American Tea Room Plans Expansion

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – American Tea Room is proof positive the trickle-down theory of investing has merit – at least in the red hot tea segment. Founder David Barenholtz is one of the most successful independent tea shop owners in North America. His American Tea Room, located on a busy Beverly Hills street corner...