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Red Blossom Tea Company

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Address: 831 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-1708
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+1 415-395-0868
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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 14 February 2017
Carol C
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 

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North Easton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

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 

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xcorex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 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.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 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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North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 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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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 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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