When it comes to Los Angeles brick-and-mortar tea stores, sablouwho recommends Lupicia in the Westfield Century City Mall. Call in advance to find out when Charles will be in, says sablouwho. Charles is the manager, "and he is a wealth of information about tea." Lupicia is a rare local source for good matcha (Japanese powdered green tea)—let Charles be your guide.
Lupicia [Century City]
10250 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles
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