Chado Tea Room

Teahouse in Pasadena & the San Gabriel Valley

Sensible ladies descend to this Indian-owned emporium for affordable afternoon-tea service (full tea service $18): tea, scones, half-sandwiches and desserts. Chado serves teas from all over the globe – about 400 in all – from milky oolong to white teas, green Darjeeling and the best-selling Mauritius, heady with vanilla aromas. If the spirit moves you, it also sells loose teas and accessories.