Tea and sweets at Hwa Sun Ji

UPDATE #2: I am increasing the size to 20. That's 4-5 tables worth of us. That is a lot! I may try to split us up into 2-3 large groups and have us do musical chairs (without the music) about every 30 minutes. In case this confuses the servers when it comes to the bill, be prepared to pay for your bill early so that people can be moved around tables while we hang out. I'll try to get there early to arrange the tables with them.  ALSO, a few of us are what I would consider "regulars" at the events, so I want to spread the regulars out when sitting down. Try to sit next to someone you are not that familiar with!

 

I'm trying to make things more on Sundays so people who live further away can go. Since this would be tea, I don't want to make this too late. But, since they serve desserts here, I don't want to make this during a meal-time, either. So, it seemed okay to put this 2-3 hours after normal lunch hours.

 

I've been to Hwa Sun Ji once. It is just like the pictures show (http://www.yelp.com/biz/hwa-sun-ji-tea-and-coffee-los-angeles). They have lots of tea. They like to try and focus on the healthful properties of their teas. There's the usual weird Korean "well-being" label on some of their items, too. The decor is.... well, just look at the pics. If the decor is not your thing, you probably wouldn't enjoy hanging out here. I know that on the Sunday I was here, around dinner-time (5-6:30pm), older-generation Koreans flooded the place. Then, they magically disappeared at 7pm-ish. So, I am hoping there will be more variety in clientele if I set it around 3pm. They take credit card here (with a minimum balance, I think). Try to bring cash to make taking care of the bill easier.

 

And above all else, please like tea. They support the usual normal house coffee, iced coffee, and espresso drinks, but, I would not go here for coffee. The water and music are pretty chill (at least, from what I remember). When I was here, I got to sit in the round sit-on-the-floor area depicted in the pics below. We will probably need to grab a normal type of table and their biggest one available. Most tables hold only 4 people. At this hour on this day, we could ask to slide two tables together. So, this will be more of a relaxing type of meetup. Just relax and unwind and get to know each other.

 

My number is[masked]-2444. The inside isn't so huge as to make it impossible to find me. Pictures ripped from Yelpers' contributions

 

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  • Alan

    Curi was wonderful as always, attending to our needs and desires in translating the Korean menu and made sure we were taken care of. Jay was cool in breaking-the-ice and welcomed us. The tea place service and price was friendly and pleasure meeting everyone, thanks.

    April 25, 2011

  • David W.

    Still got room?

    April 24, 2011

  • Napoleon

    I'd love to go but they don't serve any British tea (PG, Yorkshire, etc.) and I don't mean English Breakfast tea. LoL I'm a huge British tea drinker. :-)

    April 24, 2011

  • trenton

    where's the best place to park?? do they have a parking lot in the back??

    April 21, 2011

  • David

    Man we're all gonna drive there separately??? what a waste. I'm in pasadena and i drive a big ass truck. anyone in my area wanna carpool-- i ride w/you or visa versa????

    April 20, 2011

  • RoBeRt

    they have a private room in the back I think.

    April 14, 2011

  • paul

    can we make a second table/group?

    April 12, 2011

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