The Ultimate Limited Experience: Au79 Takes Lattes to The Next Level

Au79 was founded by one of the 9 descendants of Su-Mu Lee, the founder of the world-famous Ten Ren’s Tea Company. Ten Ren’s Tea is one of the largest and best-known tea manufacturers in the Far East. Su-Mu Lee’s fourth son, Rei Chen Lee, hoped that his children would carry on the family business of serving high-quality tea, so he decided to open the first Teahouse in Arcadia, California in 1998.

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Embracing the present while preserving history, thirteen-foot high timber windows showcase the original structure, flooding the café with light and framing neighborhood olive trees.

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au79 The Ultimate Limited Experience: Au79 Takes Lattes to The Next Level The Ultimate Limited Experience AU79 Takes Lattes to The Next Level 6“At the Teahouse it was important to create a contemporary functional venue filled with natural light, lush planting and soft welcoming spaces,” says Mim Design, Creative Director, Emma Mahlook.

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“The walls and furnishings incorporate the vibrant green and organic earthy tones of the coffee plant, while soft blush tones and custom furnishings add a touch of femininity.”

In 2012, Megan Lee opened the third location in Pasadena called Tea Express. This new location caters to the fast-paced atmosphere of old town Pasadena and the Pasadena City College just across the street.

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To ensure that the Teahouse place offered only the best quality tea, Rei Chen Lee handpicked a selection of tea leaves to create a wide variety of flavors and aromas that would suit everyone’s unique palate. Today, he remains one of the biggest shareholders and the founder.

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