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From customizable cosmetics, eyewear, and watches, Angelenos can't get enough of our city's many personalization-ready offerings. The latest to hit the scene is Basanti, a Mexico-based tea chain known for its aromatic, loose-leaf teas (more than 50 varieties!) that can be remixed to fit a patron's particular palate. The chain just opened its very first stateside tea bar in Beverly Hills (9465 South Santa Monica Boulevard, to be exact), and its sure to become another stylish health nut hangout soon enough.
"My husband and I traveled the world for nine years, and felt more like global citizens when we returned to our hometown in Mexico," co-founder Marcela Garcia explains in a press release. "We wanted to share a piece of the world in one simple, unifying way: a cup of tea [...] 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."
Basanti Tea Bar is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 10pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 10pm.