**update: this Basanti location is no longer in business
Recently found this place via Yelp. Basanti is a tea bar and shop in the heart of Beverly Hills (right off Rodeo on S Santa Monica). The small space offers a tea shop (tea and wares), cafe (teas,tea lattes,and prepackaged snacks and light fare). The staff is very friendly and accommodating!
I tried their Coconut Moon Latte and fell in love. It’s a white tea with rose petals and dried cranberries, with coconut and milk. The sales associate gave my friend and me a sample of the tea straight, and I ended up buying a bag for myself.
Pricing is not inexpensive, but I think it’s worth it.