Ancient Teas, Modern Digs

Photos: Steep LA

The serenity of tea ceremony and its exceptional counterbalance to the fast-paced nature of life in Los Angeles is the guiding principle behind Steep LA. Founders Lydia Lin and Samuel Wang gradually rediscovered their passion for the traditional Chinese tea of their childhood after a years-long hiatus from the practice.

Now, the two wish to share their passion for traditional teas from a freshly remodeled tea room in L.A.’s Chinatown. Serenity can be found in both Steep’s elegant menu of green, black, oolong, and pu-erh teas, as well as the shop’s minimalist, clean aesthetic. Local, sustainable designers and makers will be featured at the shop in a curated retail section

The shop will hold a soft opening on Saturday, August 24, while a grand opening celebration, featuring traditional moon cakes and tea, will be held on September 13.