Happy spring, tea lovers! Tea, Art and Community is what TEAPOP NoHo is all about.
The NoHo Arts District dot com team will always say: “NoHo is only as great as its people.” We want to make sure you know of a gem right in the middle of NoHo, TEAPOP.
Who and what is TEAPOP?
They are a loud, collaborative bunch of life enthusiasts who pair refreshment with creativity. Their cafe serves fresh-brewed imported and organic tea, while the gallery offers art and design on the walls, furniture, and your very own beverage to engage all of your senses.
“We at TEAPOP pair premium tea with art to nurture a cultured experience which takes some time, loyalty, and community–three things, I believe, everyone could use more of in this town. It is my pleasure to give customers a place to celebrate birthdays, catch up with old friends, and overall, feel at home over a cup of tea.” -Arlene Yuan, TEAPOP Founder/Owner
We asked TEAPOP founder Arlene Yuan: Why Tea?
“Because I don’t drink coffee and therefore always struggled to find that meet-up spot where I could work on my laptop or catch up with a friend. Establishing Teapop was an opportunity to build a place and community that I would love as a patron and hopefully invite others like me to “gather, get loud, and be refreshed.” Teapop pairs tea with art, so any artist or tea enthusiast will feel welcome and get a dose of creativity…and if you’re wondering, we DO serve a limited menu of specialty coffees (i.e. Vietnamese Drip, Coconut Cold Brew). I think our most valuable asset is the “village culture” we create so customers have an experience here that they cannot get in any other public place. We host a myriad of events: LA Songwriters Collective, open mic comedy nights, poetry nights, Beer Garden Benefit, pop-up restaurant, and coming this summer–Tipsy Teapop, which is a one-night event where a private chef curates the menu and we serve tea-infused cocktails.”
What’s happening at TEAPOP for spring?
“The Spring Market is our second open air pop up market at TEAPOP, with 10 vendors per week. It gives the community an opportunity to shop local and support LA artisans, food vendors, and designers every Saturday afternoon during the month of May…and gives the artists a chance to showcase their artistry, products, or services. It’s like shopping on Etsy but in real life with makers who live in the Noho neighborhood. Featured vendors include handmade soap from The Soap Bar, digital pop art by Armpit Lazers (with whom we collaborated for a set of tea pins exclusively designed for us), and hand crafted burgers by Chef Christian Navarro. TEAPOP supports artists by providing this marketplace, as well as through rotating art series on the gallery walls in the cafe. We feature digital art, fine art, installations, and interactive pieces.”
Saturdays May 7, 14, 21, 28
Market open to public 11AM-5PM
5050 Vineland Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 9160
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