Tea Garden & Herbal Emporium in Los Angeles
strives to offer the most superior Chinese tonic
herbs and teas to help guide patrons towards integrating
mind, body and spirit. The result is a company,
under the direction of “Dr. Tea” Ukra
and his wife Julie, that treats tea as sacrosanct,
from their storefront in West Hollywood that has
a Zen garden and trained herbalists on hand for
personal consultations to the smart and sturdy,
decorative Chinese tins they use to ship their
delicate leaves across the country.
you want to familiarize yourself with their fine
offerings or are simply looking for a conscientious
gift for a friend, try their signature tins of
Jasmine Pearl tea or the French Lemon Ginger infusion.
Want something exotic and decadent? Tea Garden
& Herbal Emporium recently unveiled a rare
1952 Guang Yun Gon Bin tea from China—an
ounce goes for $490, or you can enjoy a pot in
the garden for $300. On the more practical side,
check out the Oolong “Coffee Tea,”
a brew that helps caffeine fiends wean themselves
off the addictive (but oh so tasty) alkaloid.