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Red Blossom Tea Company

831 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown)
(415) 395-0868
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Ranked #27 of 219 shopping in San Francisco
Type: Specialty Shops
Most recent review
- Jan 11, 2014
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Providence, Rhode Island
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340 reviews 340 reviews
77 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
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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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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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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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224 reviews 224 reviews
124 attraction reviews
411 helpful votes 411 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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135 helpful votes 135 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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San Diego, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2008

Red Blossom Tea is a new generation tea shop on Grant in SF's Chinatown. It offers a variety of chinese and non-chinese teas in minimalist-elegant setting, and a staff that walks you through the varieties of teas, their health benefits, and allow you to sample and purchase your selection in a no-hassle setting. This store is ideal for those intimidated... More

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Cambria, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2008

This stop turned in to a two hour lesson and relaxation. I walked away with some wonderful teas to enjoy and a better understanding of the product. This was a wonderful time and I look forward to coming back, not only did they recommend other places to go, they took so much time to answer our questions about their history,... More

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