Los Angeles

Devan Shah Tea Festival Meets Goals for Growing Public Festivals

The Devan Shah International Tea Festival – Los Angeles drew more than 1,500 attendees to the Pasadena Convention Center Dec. 2-3. Devan Shah founded International Tea Importers and the Chado Tea Rooms, and though he passed in 2016, his legacy lives on in what has become one of the country’s largest tea festivals. “Devan...

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...