AU79 was founded by one of the 9 descendants of Su-Mu Lee, the founder of the world famous Ten Ren's Tea Company. Ten Ren's Tea is one of the largest and best-known tea manufacturers in the Far East. Su-Mu Lee's fourth son, Rei Chen Lee, hoped that his children would carry on the family business of serving high quality tea, so he decided to open the first AU79 in Arcadia, California in 1998.
To ensure that Au79 Teahouse offered only the best quality tea, Rei Chen Lee handpicked a selection of tealeaves to create a wide variety of flavors and aromas that would suit everyone’s unique palate. Today, he remains one of the biggest Ten Ren’s Tea’s shareholders and the founder of AU79 Teahouse.
Following in her father’s footsteps, Megan Lee began running Au79 Teahouse. She soon opened another location in San Gabriel, called Au79 Tea Spirit.
In 2012, Megan Lee opened a third location in Pasadena called Au79 Tea Express. This new location caters to the fast-paced atmosphere of old town Pasadena and the Pasadena City College just across the street. Stop by for a quick treat and a refreshing beverage!
Each of the tea houses offer a grand selection of tea and a unique atmosphere specific to each location. All three Au79 tea houses are open 7 days a week with convenient times to fit any busy schedule. We hope that you will come enjoy and love our tea!