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American Tea Room To Open First Orange County Location At Fashion Island

The shop will offer an array of high quality loose-leaf teas, gift sets, teacups and teapots

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 11, 2015 – Irvine Company Retail Properties has announced that American Tea Room, the gourmet tea purveyor renowned for its exclusive tea blends from around the world, will be opening its first Orange County outpost at Fashion Island this fall. With a location in Beverly Hills and one planned in Downtown Los Angeles’s fashionable Arts District, American Tea Room has been hailed as ideal for “the all-around tea aficionado” by Eater LA.

Offering an artful blend of flavors and styles that reflect American culture and culinary fusion, American Tea Room is also the only tea purveyor in California to use the BKON Craft Brewer, which uses reverse atmospheric infusion to brew a perfect pot of fine tea in less than 60 seconds. This titan of the tea industry sources teas and teaware from around the world. The selection of teas are hand chosen by professional buyers and tea connoisseurs, resulting in a wide range of choices, including rare matcha teas, whimsical rooibos blends, USDA Certified Organic teas, Earl Grey blends and more. Customers can even select teas based on their current moods varying from calming to invigorating.

“Artisanal teas has been steadily trending with consumers in recent years,” said Easther Liu, Chief Marketing Officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “With their prestigious selection of teas and teaware, American Tea Room is the perfect addition to Fashion Island’s collection of specialty stores and we envision this concept to be an appealing draw for our shoppers.”

American Tea Room also sells some of the most unique and traditional design-centric teaware, ranging from Japanese cast iron teapots to porcelain teacups. The selection of tea accessories includes saucers, spoons, infusers, filters, teacups and teapots – perfect as a gift or a treat for yourself. With more than 100 high-quality loose-leaf tea choices, customer favorites include Earl Grey Shanghai, Nirvana, Premium Organic Matcha and Jasmine Pearls.

American Tea Room will be located adjacent to R+D Kitchen and Canaletto Ristorante Veneto. For more information, visit www.americantearoom.com.

About Fashion Island

As Orange County’s premier coastal shopping experience, Fashion Island features exclusive specialty boutiques, world-class department stores and a diverse assortment of restaurants and cafes. With 15 million visitors a year, Fashion Island offers a sophisticated yet relaxed, resort-like atmosphere that is distinctively Southern California, with pristine views of the Pacific Ocean.

Owned by Irvine Company, Fashion Island is home to Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Bloomingdale’s Home Store and Macy’s – in addition to Orange County’s only Neiman Marcus, Nespresso, Urban Decay, SoulCycle, Ella Moss, Trina Turk, Vince, Joie and Halston Heritage. Fashion Island also features acclaimed restaurants such as FIG & OLIVE, Red O by Rick Bayless, CUCINA enoteca, Lemonade, True Food Kitchen and R+D Kitchen. For more information, please visit ShopFashionIsland.com.