One of the many origin stories surrounding the discovery of tea says that the emperor of China stumbled upon the drink when leaves from a tea plant fell into a pot of boiling water and he liked the result. In Los Angeles, you don’t have to be royalty to discover a delicious cup of tea.
This mid-sized, independent coffee and tea shop in Culver City is around the corner from the Sony lot. On a typical Saturday morning it is filled with people vying for coffee made from an old fashioned roaster or a cup of their specialty, ‘pirates chai’ tea. A dedicated regular coffee line keep the flow of traffic moving, and the pleasant staff will take your order with a smile. Enjoy a bite to eat while sitting at one of their outdoor tables enjoying the sun and your drink.
10117 West Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA +1 310 558 0436
Located across the street from the Japanese pavilion in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of Los Angeles is a small shop with a large selection of teas and crepes. There are over 30 types of tea, including fresh-squeezed juices and boba. There are various trinkets for sale inside the store like plush dolls, 3D models of Japanese houses and Hello Kitty memorabilia. If you’d like a snack with your tea, they offer appetizers like fish cakes and popcorn shrimp, or you can always bite into one of their savory or sweet crepes.
Four Leaf, 318 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA +1 877 797 4532