BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For those headed to LA, prepare to belly-up at the bar... Basanti Tea Bar, that is. The triple threat tea bar, market and boutique celebrates the launch of its first American location in Beverly Hills, Calif. with a grand opening Thursday, April 30.
Poised to bring tea sipping to the modern age, the Rodeo Drive adjacent Basanti plans to be much more than an eclectic alternative to coffee shops and tearooms, and on its grand opening day, every customer receives a free beverage.
Between signature tea cocktails, which are expertly brewed in Basanti's distinctive tea-espresso machine, and the diverse array of more than 50 traditional and rarely seen loose-leaf varietals, patrons are bound to find their particular "cup of tea," and then some.
Basanti's menu also offers 100 percent organic coffees, which are carefully selected from countries like Brazil, Peru and France. Local bean specialists roast these ultra-premium coffees to ensure Basanti brews nothing less than the best. Ever consider a chocolate chip cookie infused tea drink? Basanti has, and continues to brew beverages unlike anything a coffee or tea connoisseur has ever tasted.
"My husband and I traveled the world for nine years, and felt more like global citizens when we returned to our hometown in Mexico. We wanted to share a piece of the world in one simple, unifying way: a cup of tea," says Marcela Garcia, cofounder of Basanti. "Just like people, teas have endlessly colorful personalities, but all share the same good nature, so we built our own version of a teahouse in a modern-day sanctuary that celebrates diversity and fulfills the senses."
Steeped in originality, Basanti engages the senses at every turn. Customers are not only invited to taste the impressive selection, but also interact with the varietals via Basanti's unique "Touch & Feel" section. Additionally, visitors may shop the location's tea market and boutique, where they'll find tea-ware for every occasion imaginable.
The Basanti brand's most intriguing beverage has become an icon in Mexico, and it's a treat many competitors have failed to imitate: "Yogumatcha," a frozen power blend of yogurt, fruit and matcha, one of the most beneficial teas in existence. A perfect midmorning pick-me-up or afternoon snack, Yogumatcha is refreshingly unique, highly nutritious and irresistibly delicious!
An adventurous time at the tea bar won't necessarily end with a fruity frappe or a cup of "T&C" (Basanti's combination tea and coffee classic). Customers can even create customized teas, catered to satisfy their particular palates and desires. No matter what way the tealeaves fall, Basanti customers can expect an experience that's truly a sip above the rest.
Basanti Tea Bar is located at: 9465 South Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. It's open Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more information on Basanti Tea Bar, please visit: www.BasantiUSA.com or call: (310) 248-4943.
After nearly a decade of success in Mexico, Basanti makes its long awaited arrival to the U.S. in April of 2015. Using an innovative tea-espresso brewing approach, the Basanti experience provides the best quality loose-leaf teas from organic production and ultra-premium organic coffees from around the world, prepared in a uniquely distinctive way.