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Red Blossom Tea Company

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Address: 831 Grant Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone Number: (415) 395-0868
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Educational trip through Asia via Tea!

Thank you Red Blossom for your wonderful customer service and sharing. We enjoyed a delightful, relaxing, educational tasting with the entrepreneur. She was wonderful sharing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
DobyCary
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Cary, Illinois

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Cary, Illinois
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Thank you Red Blossom for your wonderful customer service and sharing. We enjoyed a delightful, relaxing, educational tasting with the entrepreneur. She was wonderful sharing her knowledge of tea and regions where she obtained the teas in the shop. What a wonderful selection! Teas from all over. Shop is filled with delicous smells. A must stop for any tea lover.

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

One for the tea curious wanderer. This is the perfect place for considered and thoughtful tea tasting in a very restful and beautiful space. Chinatown has some treasures and this is one. We would pick a visit here if you love tea over a cable car any day. It is not a cafe so don't expect a full tea service.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 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.

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Valrico
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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.

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Paoli, Pennsylvania
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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 

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Vienna, Virginia, United States
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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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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 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 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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