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Vital Tea Leaf

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Tea tasting

As part of an add on to our food tour we also enjoyed a tea tasting. Neither my husband ir i are... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2018
Clinton, MN
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The best experience!

This place was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. We were helped by Chris and he... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah
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509 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-2405
+1 415-544-9838
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

As part of an add on to our food tour we also enjoyed a tea tasting. Neither my husband ir i are tea drinkers but ended up finding a couple teas that we liked. Great stop

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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. We were helped by Chris and he was absolutely incredible! We learned so much about tea that we had no idea about. He went above and beyond to make sure we had the...More

Thank mrsprum
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

Spent a glorious afternoon sipping/sampling tea. Carina explained what each tea was good for. There is no pressure to buy. A fabulous selection of tea. Casual atmosphere, nothing hurried, thorough explanations. Kenny came in later. He also is well informed on uses of tea. After...More

Thank Kay P
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Cheap and fun entertainment with the kids! The mirror maze was a really great pitstop while exploring Pier 39. It was pretty crowded but still enjoyable and the people who run it will let you go back in multiple times, which makes the $5 per...More

Thank chickabeegrrl
Reviewed December 30, 2017

I was a little skeptical of this place at first, given how touristy Chinatown can seem. I visited several times before I purchased, and, ultimately, Herman offered the best customer service. I found him knowledgeable, patient, and able to address all of my questions about...More

Thank UptownGirl805
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

For a very informative and tasty experience this a must stop. These folks know their teas. Love spending the afternoon sampling tea. Recommend Vital Leaf Tea as a must stop when in San Francisco. SPECIAL thanks to Carina (Herman's sister 😁), Herman & Kenny.

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Reviewed September 19, 2017

I bout some matcha tea and the lady at the counter provided excellent cousellign and gave me one of the best tea. even though they did not have the tea in smaller packs, they were kind enough to provide me small package from a larger...More

Thank Iaintbother
Reviewed May 4, 2017

If you like tea even a little bit, then this is a MUST! No reservation needed, just walk right in and have a seat. We were given the most comprehensive tasting and demonstration – seriously, we were there for an hour and a half –...More

1  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Great time tea tasting and feasting on the knowledge dropped on eastern medicine practices. All I know is the Blue People's is one tasty tea. A ginger green tea that finished smooth. Quarter pound for $20. Will return soon.

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed December 4, 2016

We were walking down Grant and saw this shop. I love tea, but my husband doesn't. I went in and found the nicest people working there. They pour all different kinds of tea for you to try. They explain the health benefits of each one,...More

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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,
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