Vital Tea Leaf

Vital Tea Leaf, San Francisco: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Vital Tea Leaf Reviews: 5/5

Vital Tea Leaf
5
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Tours and Tickets

The area
Address
Neighborhood: Chinatown
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique neighborhood decorated with colorful shops, historic streetlights, hanging lanterns, and pagoda roofs awaits behind the stone-carved dragon gates. Feast on dim sum at the tea houses, or meet the locals who gather at historic Portsmouth Square to play chess or practice Tai Chi. Fish markets, produce stands, tourist shops, jewelry stores, fortune tellers, temples and restaurants come together to create a world unto itself in this historic neighborhood.
How to get there
  • Montgomery St • 10 min walk
  • Montgomery St • 10 min walk
Popular mentions

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98 reviews
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blonnka
Winter Garden, FL156 contributions
Don’t miss this!
Sep 2021
This place really helped with the overwhelming exposure of all the types of tea in Chinatown. The tea tasting was fun, educational, and best of all, free.

No need for an appointment, or maybe we got lucky, we walked in and sat down. We enjoyed the white Jasmine tea.

Don’t miss this!
Written September 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CeeCeeAtl
Atlanta, GA39 contributions
Fun Visit!
Sep 2021 • Solo
Fun and entertaining visit. Bought licorice root for my lungs! Didn’t have time for a long day but chatted with the host and got what I needed
Written September 11, 2021
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Traveltheorient
San Antonio, TX432 contributions
Check it out if you like exotic teas
Sep 2019
Wide selection of exotic teas. Most of them very expensive. Sometimes they give out samples which makes it easier to make your selection. When we went by we got NO samples...
Written February 23, 2020
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richardrZ2414UA
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Tea tasting fun in San Francisco
Dec 2019
Excellent tea selection and the ability to taste any of them. Easy to find in the heart of Chinatown. Polite and knowledgeable staff.
Written February 12, 2020
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mini
Fremont, CA127,516 contributions
Green Tea - Several Superb Kinds - Vital Tea Leaf, Chinatown, San Francisco
Jan 2020
I purchased green tea at Vital Tea Leaf in Chinatown. They have a wide variety of green tea and lots of other teas as well.

Green tea is good for one's health.

The staff also made sure I understood how to make the absolute best green tea.
Helpful tips.

This is a good place to shop if one likes tea.
Written January 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rmartinmitch
Boston, MA422 contributions
Fun Stop in Chinatown
Dec 2019
We recently visited Vital Tea Leaf during our recent trip to San Francisco. We were given the opportunity to sample various varieties of tea as our host energetically described how the right blend of tea can cure baldness, alcoholism, bad breath, and whatever else ails ya. A very entertaining guy. We tried many tea blends although we did pass on the one labeled Duck S**t. And of course we ended up spending $40 on a box of tea that would sell for $4 at the local supermarket.

But well worth the trip.
Written January 2, 2020
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dunadan
Lynnwood, WA2,409 contributions
A great tea-tasting experience
Nov 2019
Our small family took a food tour of Chinatown and North Beach, a tea tasting at Vital Tea Leaf was part of the tour, and it was one of my favorite parts of the entire experience. Now, I love tea--I have several cups every day--but I have never been a big fan of Chinese tea, and green tea in general. While the tea we tasted was good quality tea properly prepared, it wasn't my personal favorite.

However, what made the experience so good was the friendly and knowledgeable woman who provided the service for our entire group. She explained each type of tea she was brewing, the method used to brew it, and the conditions and ailments that the tea was well-suited to treat. She did this in a whirlwind fashion, talking nearly non-stop while brewing up several (seven?) different teas and serving our group of 12 while dealing with an occasional non-tour customer. It was pretty amazing.
Written December 14, 2019
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TravelNurse123
Alabama951 contributions
Best Educational Tea Experience Ever!
Aug 2019 • Family
We stopped by Vital Tealeaf in Chinatown. It was a phenomenal experience ! We tried a variety of tea and learned about the benefits of each. The staff was very engaged and eager to teach us about the benefits. If you're a Tea lover or not, you should definitely stop by this place. You will not be disappointed.
Written August 31, 2019
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Discover638525
62 contributions
An absolute must go to in Chinatown
Jul 2019 • Friends
If you’re looking for the real deal, that is, a traditional way to make and serve tea. You can find it here. They have an abundant amount of tea leaves, roots, buds to choose from. We went there on a tour and was not at all disappointed. We all ordered different teas depending on our physical needs as well as diffusers to properly steeped them. When I arrived home I had a problem with my diffuser. Called them. They were more than happy to send me a brand new one at no cost. That’s good business.
Written July 21, 2019
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MCGeoNinja
Texarkana, TX68 contributions
Best Stop in Chinatown
May 2019 • Family
Huge tea emporium with the most helpful staff ever. Pull up a chair at the tasting bar and you might never leave. We were there for almost an hour, with no pressure to buy or leave - just a desire to provide an amazing educational experience on tea. You should most definitely stop in for a true Chinese tea experience.
Written June 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Vital Tea Leaf

Vital Tea Leaf is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM