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Rewts Tea Bar is USC's Next-Level Boba House

There's even organic tapioca on the menu.

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

Bubble tea heads, rejoice! There’s a new Taiwanese tea spot on the radar called Rewts, which is particularly exciting for nearby USC students. Despite the off-putting spelling of the name, Rewts has managed to overcome such challenges and quietly drop into the University Park neighborhood just south of the 10 on Hoover, between 23rd and 24th streets. The casual shop brings with it a sort of new-wave sensibility to boba that's not often seen.

Milk tea servers at Rewts are even called baristas, doling out classic Taiwanese bubble tea (the tapioca balls are organic, naturally), green tea and more. Decor is sleek and wood-lined, with the occasional potted plant to spruce the place up. Built-in padded seating and movable tables make for a multi-functional study space, while the bar area holds self-charging stations for cell phones and other devices.

It’s all part of the recent onslaught of boba houses around Los Angeles, intent on elevating the overall experience for the next generation of milk tea drinkers. Rewts is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

2321 S. Hoover St.
Los Angeles, CA