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Red Blossom Tea Company

831 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown)
(415) 395-0868
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Ranked #15 of 222 Shopping in San Francisco
Type: Specialty Shops
Most recent review
- Sep 9, 2014
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Vienna, Virginia, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

If you are a tea addict, a tea newbie, or a tea scholar, this is definitely the place you want to be spending your time and money. When you enter the shop you will be greeted by a simple and humble looking shop. On one side there is a wall of tea containers that contain a plethora of tea leaves... More

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Tacoma, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

While Red Blossom has teas at all price points, it has many more expensive teas than inexpensive ones. That said, you should still go. If there's anything you want to try, someone will gladly sit down and brew it for you. The greatest part of coming was not just getting to try multiple fine teas, but getting to learn about... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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345 reviews 345 reviews
79 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I was recommended to go here by the concierge at the hotel. According to her this is the place where Chinese dignitaries go to replenish their tea supplies when away from home. They have a great selection of different teas and the staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They give recommendation in how to brew the teas and describe the... More

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Elmira, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I searched out Red Blossom Tea Company after reading an article about them in the Edible San Francisco food magazine. Turned out that they were located only about 5 blocks from my San Francisco friend's apartment. How lucky can you get? Red Blossom Tea will not disappoint you. Red Blossom Tea Company is the real McCoy. The staff has several... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This shop has a selection of amazing tea and a friendly staff. I tasted a great jasmine tea, which I bought along with a black tea that I've had every morning since returning from San Francisco. Both were great! My only regret is that I didn't stay longer and try more types of tea.

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hilton head island
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

stopped into a few different tea shops in chinatown and thought i'd had my fill. the decor of this little shop really drew me in though. received a warm welcome and great information on their teas. we were invited to taste a few varieties and thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony surrounding the brewing and serving of it. very helpful staff. could... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
30 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We stumbled into this place on an excursion of Chinatown. Delightful and elegant experience. They have an excellent selection of teas. The lady spent a lot of time explaining the different teas to us, and then put together a lovely tea tasting session for the type of tea we were interested in purchasing. We love teas, and really enjoyed learning... More

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Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I visited the Red Blossom Tea Company while participating in a Wok Wiz Tour of Chinatown. Our group of nine were treated to a tea lesson where we learned all about tea, how to serve it properly and even enjoyed some great samples. The staff was extremely knowledgeable, the store very neat and tidy, and the tea very flavourable. Love... More

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Los Angeles, California
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226 reviews 226 reviews
125 attraction reviews
418 helpful votes 418 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2009

We went thinking you actually drink tea here - not really true. It's a small shop, one wall lined with large canisters of loose leaf tea, the other is the cashier and two demonstration tables, where they can talk to you, show you how to brew tea properly, etc. It's small, right on the main Chinatown street, so it gets... More

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Chatham, NJ
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85 reviews 85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2008

Based on Tripadvisor reviews, this place was a must do during our week in San Francisco. As others have said, the staff really knows about tea, its history, how to brew, etc. I especially enjoyed the tea service while sampling several teas -- it perfectly captured the tradition and ceremony one would expect and, as noted in my review title,... More

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