Kitefin Teas & Sundries is a charming boutique establishment nestled in the heart of the vibrant Sawtelle area of Los Angeles. Our goal is to create a haven where customers can escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, savor unique tea blends, and discover locally hand-made tea accessories that bring personality and charm to each cup.

  • Mission Statement

    At Kitefin Teas & Sundries, our mission is to connect each customer with the perfect tea, no matter what you’re looking for. We don’t believe there’s such a thing as “not a tea drinker” — that just means you haven’t found a tea worth drinking. We ensure our tea is always worth drinking by using only the most high-quality teas, herbs, and infusions to create blends infused with our signature combination of flavor, fun, and functionality.

  • Our Commitment

    We are committed to providing exceptional customer service. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always ready to help you find the perfect tea for your taste buds and the right brewing accessories for your delight. We are dedicated to sustainability and to ethical sourcing, ensuring that our products are not only of the highest quality but also respectful of the environment and the communities from which they originate.

Come visit our cozy tea shop and discover a world of flavor and charm. Whether you're seeking a moment of tranquility, a unique gift, or an opportunity to expand your tea horizons, Kitefin Teas & Sundries is your destination of choice. Join us in celebrating the art of tea and the joy of life's little luxuries.


How should I store my teas?

Give your teas, herbs, and spices the VIP treatment! Keep 'em chill in a cool, dry, and dark spot – like a sealed tin, jar, or bag – tucked away in your kitchen cabinet. But remember, no cozying up to the stove or oven; that heat can sneak through the cabinet walls!

Can you tell me how to take herbs?

We're all about herb safety here, folks! Just a heads-up, we can't dish out any herb tips for supplements or health fixes. Those little green wonders can pack a punch! Remember, it's always cool to chat with a doc before diving into the herb world, especially if you're expecting, nursing, or have a pharmacy's worth of prescriptions. Stay safe and keep it green!

Why aren't all of your products organic?

We're serious about quality and staying groovy! Lots of our awesome customers get creative with our raw ingredients, and we want to be their trusted source for top-notch botanicals. So, we're always on the lookout for cool organic farms that can keep up with our standards. Good news: more pros are going green and sustainable, which means we can keep adding to our organic goodies with confidence. It's a win-win!

It doesn't look like my tea tin/packaging was full when I received it, am I getting jipped?

Got a half-empty tea tin? Fear not, tea lover! It’s all about the weight, not a magic disappearing act. Whether it’s fluffy clouds of whole leaves or tiny, dense nuggets of tea goodness, each tin packs the exact weight in tea promised on the label. A little shake during its journey to you might give it that 'roomy' look. Trust us, you’re getting all the tea treasure you paid for. Any doubts? Give us a shout. We love to chat tea!

Does steeping time and temperature of the water REALLY matter that much with tea?

Oh, absolutely! Think of tea steeping as a dance between water and leaves. The temperature of the water and how long they twirl together makes all the difference. Too hot or too long, and your tea might end up a bitter wallflower. Too cool or too quick, and it's like the dance never started—shy flavors, sitting out. Get it just right, though, and it's a flavor fiesta in your cup! So yes, timing and temp are the DJs of the tea party!