About Us

The Company

Annie’s Tea Time has been in business since 2003 selling Whittard Tea and tea accessories. Our customers are mostly from the US but we get requests to ship orders all over the world. We carefully hand pack all orders out of our warehouse/retail store located in Southern California (about 30 minutes south of LAX). We sell retail only. As a small company, we can offer personal service such as handwriting any personal note that you wish to add to any order. And we include a free sample of tea with every order.


The Owner

Annie Lee Allison bought an existing tea business in 2003 and PenelopesTeaTime.com was converted to AnniesTeaTime.com. Penelope Carlevato had given a presentation on “Afternoon Tea” at MOPS and Annie learned how to make a perfect pot of Whittard loose leaf tea. She immediately went home and dusted her Fitz and Floyd china and started serving tea to friends and family. And snack time with her children quickly turned into little tea parties for them, their friends and then their moms. Tea Time was a great time to teach her children manners.


Annie’s Tea Time started in a spare room in her home, expanded to her garage and then moved to a small storefront/warehouse in 2010.

Annie offers a wide selection of Whittard Teas and tea related products from a variety of manufacturers and distributors. She looks for excellence in products: read her comments in many of the product descriptions.


Annie is passionate about tea and teaching. To that end, she creates videos on “How to Make the Perfect Pot of Tea,” “How to Serve Tea to a Crowd,” and “How to Make Your Own Teabags.” Her website is filled with Afternoon Tea Party Tips like “How to Set up a Three Tier Dessert Stand", and “How to Make Mock Devonshire Cream.”


Annie loves selling Whittard Tea. She works very hard to keep Whittard Tea in stock and available in the US .