The first ever Crumbs Cupcake shop to open in Los Angeles along the little Santa Monica Blvd stretch of Beverly Hills, is giving way to a new tea bar concept called Basanti. Toddrickallen reports that the chain is actually based in Monterrey, Mexico, which seems a bit unusual.
The brand offers 35 kinds of loose leaf tea, "exotic fruits" and "indulgent flavors," which might be one of the weirdest ways to describe a tea shop. This LinkedIn job sheet shows that Basanti is an "avant garde" tea bar. Let's hope that nearby Teavana won't be left in the dust.
Basanti Tea Bar
9465 South Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA