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Vital Tea Leaf

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Best Educational Tea Experience Ever!

We stopped by Vital Tealeaf in Chinatown. It was a phenomenal experience ! We tried a variety of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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An absolute must go to in Chinatown

If you’re looking for the real deal, that is, a traditional way to make and serve tea. You can find... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2019
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509 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-2405
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 14, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MCGeoNinja
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

This Emporium to all things Chinese tea offers a regular sit down to tasting for free! The owner is a jack of all trade with his fingers in many pies including nearby restaurants but-for this purpose-he sits you down and escort see you through a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

Spent such a lovely hour at Vital Tea learning about and tasting a wide variety of teas. Carina was so knowledgeable and patient with me. Not a regular tea drinker but will be from here on out! The Milk Oolong is Amazing!!!!!!!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank corinnew200
Reviewed April 15, 2019

Chris was amazing. Very patient explaining the different teas and samples. In fact now when my husband and I disagree on how something tastes, we just say, Well, That's your palate! haha He recommended a particular tea for someone's health issues and it has helped...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ireneq
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Herman and his coworker were very knowledgeable and pleasant to converse with. The tea selection was extensive and the ability to sample any tea in the place was a bonus. Will definitely return when in Chinatown

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank amtac
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

We were on the “taste of San Francisco food tour” which I highly recommend. Our first stop was Vital tea leaf. We really enjoyed the education and purchased tea. What I could have used less of was criticism of the American diet.,We know it’s not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hondasaki_cat_girl
Reviewed October 10, 2018

During our 3 weeks tour of California we visited Vital Tea Leaf. It doesn't look like much from the outside. But the tea-guide in the store (Hunter) invited us, and other customers, to try out a score of different teas. It was fantastic. He was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stefan K
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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