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Address: 831 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone Number: (415) 395-0868
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10:00 am - 6:30 pm
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The Best Tea Shop in San Francisco

The Red Blossom was recommended by our concierge and she was right, An amazing array of choices of exceptional teas and the staff is knowledgeable, professional, and friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Kathleen T

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The Red Blossom Tea Company is a famous institution in San Francisco and there's a constant traffic in and out of the store. Some free tea samples are available, but all the tea blends sold there are very expensive for your occasional Earl Grey drinker.

Thank GameServer
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22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Red Blossom was recommended by our concierge and she was right, An amazing array of choices of exceptional teas and the staff is knowledgeable, professional, and friendly.

Thank Kathleen T
Paoli, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I wanted to buy some tea while we were in Chinatown and we stopped into Red Blossom for a quick purchase. We were there over an hour! We asked a few questions about the teas and next thing we knew we were sitting down to a very informative and fun tea tasting. The lovely lady who sat with us was... More 

2 Thank Eileen G
Vienna, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

1 Thank Bad_Geralf
Macon, Georgia
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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 

1 Thank limegreenchalk
Providence, Rhode Island
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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 

2 Thank Reslimpan
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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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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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 

2 Thank hipyogachic
Sunnyvale, California
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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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