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Jul 4, 2009 05:37 PM

Best place for loose leaf tea?

I'm a huge fan of the coffee from Intelligentsia, but I've been having problems with them being out of the tea I like when I go.

Where else can I go to get good loose leaf tea? I'm skeptical of chain places (their coffee stinks, why would the tea be better?), but I'll keep an open mind. I'm up in Hollywood.

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  1. I like to buy loose leaf tea at the Farmer's Market on 3rd & Fairfax.

      1. re: Servorg

        Close and looks very interesting. Thanks very much. I assume they sell the loose teas in their store and not just the website?

        1. re: sobriquet

          I haven't bought loose tea from them but I have to assume that they do sell it from the their store (can't see why they wouldn't?).

          1. re: Servorg

            The pictures make it look more like a restaurant than a store, but reviews seem to indicate they sell them there, too. I plan on giving them a try. Thanks again, Servorg.

            1. re: sobriquet

              If Chado is close to you, then how about Bird Pick?
              They seem to have a great selection when I went and my friend loves it even though he also said it's a bit pricey.

          2. re: sobriquet

            Yes, they definitely sell tea in the store--they have a huge selection.

        2. Funnel Mill in Santa Monica. Great selection.

          1. Wing Hop works for me...

            Wing Hop Fung
            727 N Broadway 102, Los Angeles, CA 90012

            Wing Hop Fung Ginseng
            725 W Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA

            1. Le Palais des Thes
              401 North Canon Drive
              Beverly Hills, CA 90210
              Store hours: 10 AM-6 PM Monday through Saturday ; 12 PM-5 PM on Sunday
              Phone 310-271-7922