We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Red Blossom Tea Company

Neighborhood:
Chinatown
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
Address: 831 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-1708
Phone Number:
+1 415-395-0868
Website
Today
10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 27 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 21
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Tea Tasting at its Best!

We got all our grandkids hooked on tea by taking them tea tasting at Red Blossom Tea Company over the years. It's a fun experience for everyone and you will learn tons of stuff... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Carol C
,
Long Beach, California
Add Photo Write a Review

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 25: English reviews
Long Beach, California
Level Contributor
132 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got all our grandkids hooked on tea by taking them tea tasting at Red Blossom Tea Company over the years. It's a fun experience for everyone and you will learn tons of stuff about tea that you never knew. Allow about 30-45 minutes for the full experience. Relax and enjoy. There are other tea tasting shops in Chinatown that... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carol C
North Easton, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a tea enthusiast, I highly recommend visiting this place. The selection of teas is good, and the service is truly exceptional. The staff clearly enjoys working there, and they are very helpful by educating customers teas, how to brew them, and they even encourage tastings prior to making a purchase. We made several purchases here and even... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank DharmaDude007
xcorex
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Went there to taste some tea and explore the different flavors of tea. The staff were knowledgeable and kind. The tea tasting was pricey but not overly expensive and we tried some rarer teas. Definitely wouldn't be able to find these in your average store. Our daughter didn't get too bored either.

Helpful?
Thank xcorex
Level Contributor
104 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The service was so good and we learned so much that we even bought a few things....not normally something we do at a tea shop, but it was too good to pass up. Very educational and very good tea too.

Helpful?
Thank kevin s
Saint Charles, Missouri
Level Contributor
37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

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 

Helpful?
1 Thank TravelingScientist13
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
123 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank Ebert K
North Carolina
Level Contributor
156 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank travelviapurple
Cary, Illinois
Level Contributor
77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank DobyCary
Adelaide Hills, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank Andrew S
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
412 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank GameServer

Travelers who viewed Red Blossom Tea Company also viewed

 
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
 

Been to Red Blossom Tea Company? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Red Blossom Tea Company staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood