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The Loose Teas - Cafe and Gifts

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666 W Huntington Dr, Monrovia, CA 91016, USA 626-303-2283 Website Owner?

Sun 11:00am – 6:00pm Mon 10:00am – 8:00pm Tue 10:00am – 8:00pm Wed 10:00am – 8:00pm Thu 10:00am – 8:00pm Fri 10:00am – 8:00pm Sat 10:00am – 8:00pm
Welcome to The Loose Teas - Cafe and Gifts, a place where friends can gather together for conversation, for studying or reflection, or simply for a great cup of tea, always of the highest quality and brewed only when you order. Look for us online at www.thelooseteas.com!

Recent reviews

    • Jennifer

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      I love the iced teas and bobas here, but what keeps me coming back are the super-nice, friendly staff and the free wi-fi.

    • Shawna

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      This is my new place to escape for hours. The atmosphere is amazing. The service is so personal. The teas are amazing and these people are knowledgable and passionate about their teas! I am addicted to the Passion Divine as a Milk Tea!

    • Tom H.

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      I absolutely love the tea ever since I was introduced to it by a co-worker. I use to be a coffee junkie but now I've switched to tea completely. Great stuff!

    • John R.

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      I just got a gift of some Tea and an infuser, it's great! The Adagio product works flawless and the tea is delicious! I just got back from a few weeks in China, where of course they have so many great teas, and this tea is as good. Very nice flavor. And I love the infuser, because try as I can, I still don't like drinking tea with the leaves floating about, avoiding them etc. Seeing the menu, looks so great too! You've got a great thing there and hope I can stop by and get some more.

    • Taylor

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      I just can't say enough about their tea. The selection and quality is beyond my expectations. I've always enjoyed drinking tea but have never known anything outside of bag teas. Now that I've been turn on to loose leaf teas, I'll never go back to bag teas again. I've already stocked up on teas to give to my friends and family for the holiday. Congradulations on being awarded Best of the Best tea house for your area. You guys really deserve it.

    • Esther Goldstein

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      Congrats to The Aloha Boba peoples on their award of BEST OF THE BEST for the SGV/Pasadena areas teahouses. its says it was voted THE BEST OF THE BEST! wow. good job man!

    • B. Barracova

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      they were fabulous glamorous and bizarre. loved the tea selection ad their gift baskets were esquisite!

    • Zach

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      I found the tea to be quite refreshing. It was very soothing for my sore throat. So far, I've tried the Moraccan Mint and can't wait to try the other flavors.

    • Alison

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      I dropped in today for a quick boba, and was absolutely delighted. I requested a 'special order' and the attitude was definitely can-do. I was even brought a small sample-size taste to make sure that the brew was what I had envisioned (it was, of course, perfect). The boba are prepared perfectly-- not too mushy, not too gummy-- and service was prompt. Best of all, I was thanked by name when I left. We have bought several varieties of loose-leaf teas here and enjoy them at home as well. They publish an e-newsletter that is charming, informative, and friendly, not at all overdone. Congrats on a great job!

    • H. C.

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      I'm VERY impressed by the quality of this place ~ the first boba tea room I've encountered that brews the tea by the cup and when you order it (as opposed to most boba places that just stores them in giant vats). Was a little bit disappointed though that all their chais are made with rooibos (which is interesting, but I would've liked the traditional kind with black tea as well) but overall a very good experience.

      Tearoom response:

      Dear H.C.,<BR> Thank you for your kind words. =) Regarding our chai, we will definately be looking to providing a black tea alternative to brew it. Since it is such a popular drink, we've always used the non-caffeinated rooibos tea to be able to appeal to everyone but I agree with you that using black tea is more traditional.

    • Jenn

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      This tea house has an amazing array of global teas. They have white tea, red tea, green tea, etc. They even have a white tea that is harvested on two days a year. You can purchase loose leaf tea from them as well. I have always enjoyed tea, however, I had not realized all background preparation required in making a good cup of tea. The owners, Kim and Cindy, are exceptionally knowledgeable about tea. They taught me the importance of water temperature, length of seeping the tea, amount of ice and sugar to use, etc. in order to make a perfect cup of tea. Furthermore, each cannister of tea on their infamous 'tea wall' is labeled with colorful description and whether the tea is good hot, cold, or as a milk tea, thereby ensuring that you can find that right tea that suits your mood at that specific point in time. Besides the delicious product that they offer, this tea house fosters the perfect ambiance to enjoy such a delicate beverage. Kim and Cindy are extremely welcoming and make it a point to learn their customers' names, thus making each trip to the tea house a personal one. They softly pipe everything from Hawaiian music to Frank Sinatra on the speakers and have a good selection of magazines to peruse through. They also offer free wireless access and a couch should you choose to relax in comfort. Unlike many other tearooms or coffeeshops, Kim and Cindy do not rush their patrons to leave, rather, they encourage customer to sit and sip their tea in leisure. It is also my understanding that they host tea tasting events and on some nights showcase a dj to perform at the tea house. I highly recommend this tea house for its friendliness, comfort, personality, diversity, and most importantly for the quality of tea that is invested in each cup they serve.

    • Gerardus

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      This place is AWESOME!!! Just after coming here for a couple of months, I have tried and learned about teas that are completely new to me, and for an experienced tea drinker that is, pretty suprising. The best thing about it is that the stock keeps growing. every month I am provided with a whole new group of teas that are more exotic and more appealing to my tastebuds. It also makes a great teen hangout

    • Ringo Le

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      Wow. Is all I can say. This tea house rocks! Make no mistake, Aloha Boba has the best and most aromatic teas in all of So. Cal. None of that weak crap you find at generic corporate chains. The tea is exotic, but the customer service is homegrown. Service is sweet and down to earth. And no geishas either, thank god! But plenty of cuties. I'm there!

    • Simon

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      Excellent selections and variety (50) of tea. The staffs are very nice and accomodating (you can make any combination of tea that you want from the tea list.) Free internet, too. Great place to lounge around.

    • Gina

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      I can't say enough about this place. It is a gem in the tea world. Cindy & Kim have a passion for there work, and it shows in the way they handle the tea & prepare it for you. I absolutely love & appreciate their dedication to quality tea & sharing the tea 'experience' with their customers. They greet their customers as if you were entering their home, and are top quality in the business world. Try it once & you will keep coming back for more. Enjoy!

    • Jennifer

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      As an avid tea drinker, Aloha Boba Tea House is a tea lover's dream. They have the best, most unique selection of loose leaves I've ever encountered. Their customer service/environment is warm and inviting. A definite must go!