L.T. Sue Co. Tea Room & Emporium in Hanford’s China Alley: Preserving History One Cup at a Time

When the late Huell Howser visited Hanford for his popular travel program, “California’s Gold,” he described the town as a “colorful place” where “lots of nice people live.” But what makes the town so special, the good-natured host told PBS viewers in his signature Southern twang, is this:  “Its residents have gone out of their way to protect and celebrate their historic downtown.” 

Taoist Temple Preservation Society wins 2014 Humanitarian Award

The Jizo Peace Center is pleased to announce the winner of our 2014 Humanitarian Award: the Taoist Temple Preservation Society, a nonprofit organization in beautiful downtown east Hanford.

L.T. Sue Co. Tea Room in Hanford's Historic China Alley

This February 19, celebrators of the Chinese New Year will bid goodbye to the Year of the Horse, and ring in the Year of the Sheep. Chinese Spring Festival — also called Lunar New Year — is one of the grandest and most important Chinese festivals. If you are in the mood to get a taste of this tradition, you’re in luck: a wonderful emporium is quite literally steeped in Chinese culture, history and flavor, and it’s right here on our West Coast doorstep. Welcome to the L.T. Sue Co. Tea Room.

Tea triumph

HANFORD — The L.T. Sue Company left the  2014 Fresno Food Expo a winner last week.

The company’s new tea line San Joaquin Valley Tea tied for the New Product Buyer's Choice Award.  The Fresno Food Expo is held every year for area businesses to introduce their products to buyers in the retail and food service industries. 

Hanford business up for award

It’s always nice to see local businesses succeed especially in regional competitions. Kings County had a good showing for the Fresno Food Expo Buyer’s Choice Award with Rosa Brothers’ ice cream, Farmer’s Fury Winery and L.T. Sue Company’s San Joaquin Valley Tea.

Facebook effort hopes to fuel downtown business boom

HANFORD — On Saturday, the L.T. Sue Co. Tea Room & Emporium in downtown Hanford could have the largest crowd it’s ever seen, with an overflow line snaking around the shop into China Alley.

Filmmaker's documentary brings China Alley's history to life

HANFORD — Filmmaker Joshua Cordero encountered something he never expected when he was asked to help film a promotional video for the L.T. Sue Tea Room in China Alley.

L.T. Sue Co. Tea Room & Emporium In Hanford’s Historic China Alley

If you are looking for a unique tea shop experience, you have to check out the L.T. Sue Co. Tea Room & Emporium located at No. 1 China Alley, in Hanford California’s China Alley Historic District. Not only is this place charming, but it offers over 100 different teas, good food and awesome coffee!

L.T. Sue building needs more community support

HANFORD — It's the Year of the Dragon, and advocates of Hanford's China Alley are feeling pretty lucky so far. For one, the preservation effort in the historic alley is off to a good start, especially with the long-awaited project getting under way to stabilize the century-old L.T. Sue Herb…

Preservation Groups Tour China Alley

Officials from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the California Preservation Foundation toured the historic buildings on China Alley and learn about the local treasure's rich and unique past.