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Loose Leaf Tea

The L.T. Sue Co. features a variety of over 100 different loose leaf green teas, white teas, black teas, and specialty herbal and tea blends including our award winning "San Joaquin Valley Tea.” Be assured that we source only the finest quality teas from around the world and our tea blends are freshly made on site in China Alley. Relax, and enjoy a tea in our tea room, or take our loose leaf tea home for you to enjoy later.  


The L.T. Sue Company uses simply the freshest and finest ingredients in all of our culinary delights.  In addition to our fixed tariff, we offer a special menu which changes daily.

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The First and Oldest

The L.T. Sue Co. Tea Room & Emporium is "The First and Oldest" tea company, located at number 1 China Alley in Hanford, California's China Alley Historic District.

In 2011, China Alley was listed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as "One of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places." Proprietors Arianne Wing and Steve Banister were inspired by the designation, and in March 2012 opened the L.T. Sue Tea Room and Emporium as a means to help revitalize China Alley. They adopted their name from Dr. L.T. Sue, the first of many herbalists located in China Alley

Steve and Arianne were born and raised in Hanford and have a tremendous fondness for what historic downtown has to offer. Arianne's origins come from a multigenerational family restaurant that survived for 123 years in China Alley and Steve's roots were cultivated from his father's 50 plus years in downtown retail.

Tea with cause

The L.T. Sue Tea Room & Emporium serves as a catalyst business to bring vibrancy to China Alley and the area.  Twenty percent of profits go towards helping preserve and revitalize this truly American treasure.



(559) 583-8379



402 East 7th Street
Hanford, CA 93230



T-Sa 10am–6pm
Su-M closed