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Red Blossom Tea Company

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Address: 831 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-1708
Phone Number: (415) 395-0868
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Small tea shop with excellent service

My husband and I like tea and stopped by this shop. When we walked in the door we were greeted by a friendly sales assistant who explained that we could lift the lids of each tea... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
TravelingScientist13
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I like tea and stopped by this shop. When we walked in the door we were greeted by a friendly sales assistant who explained that we could lift the lids of each tea to smell what was within and they offered to brew samples of any tea we were interested in. They gave us a sample of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

My niece goes there all the time. I went in with her and tried a few different tea's. The salesperson was very knowledgeable and friendly. Not pushy at all. It's amazing all the different variety's of tea's and differences of even when the leaves were harvested. Nice experience.

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Thank Ebert K
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

This quiet, warmly inviting place is a true find for the tea enthusiast who likes Chinese teas. The staff is quite knowledgeable and can not only walk you through their various offerings, but they will also recommend tea based on what you tell them your preferences are. You can even sample the tea, which I recommend if only because the... More 

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Cary, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
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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Thank DobyCary
Adelaide Hills, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Thank Andrew S
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
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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Thank Kathleen T
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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