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Vital Tea Leaf

509 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-2405
+1 415-544-9838
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Tea tasting

For a very informative and tasty experience this a must stop. These folks know their teas. Love... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Kay P
via mobile
excellent service and best tea sortiment

I bout some matcha tea and the lady at the counter provided excellent cousellign and gave me one of... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
Iaintbother
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Stuttgart, Germany
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509 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-2405
Chinatown
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+1 415-544-9838
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Reviewed 29 October 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.

1  Thank Kay P
Reviewed 20 September 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 4 May 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 guildencrantz
Reviewed 19 February 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 4 December 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

Thank travelforfun31
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

After a fabulous meal, of Dim Sum, we looked for a shop that would sell herbal teas. I had been feeling poorly, with a bad sore, scratchy throat & congestion. I have used teas & herbs for years, for congestion & stomach pain & cramps....More

Thank Mercedes6623
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My parents and I stopped in at Vital Tea Leaf on our first day in San Fransisco as we wandered the very lively streets of Chinatown. Hunter took us on a 'tea tour' and thoroughly explained the different flavor profiles, origins and health benefits of...More

1  Thank Mimsie L
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This shop brings tea tasting to life. You can simply join for a free tasting and a long bench. A very knowledgable and entertaining member of staff is introducing you to their broad selection of teas. For us it was a real five star experience.

Thank Springergabel
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We wandered down to Chinatown to visit the shops and try some tea. Our favorite shop was Vital Tea Leaf. The shop offers free tea tasting throughout the day. It is a mom and pop tea shop; and both proprietors are a wealth of knowledge...More

Thank bourbonsandbows
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We did a tasting of several teas probably 10, gaing a lot of knowledge. Tea can be expensive but I think it was a worthwhile thing to do in chinatown.

Thank Moisesgr
Nearby
Chinatown
As the oldest in North America, San Francisco's
Chinatown is an exotic experience. A unique
neighbourhood decorated with colourful 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,
...More
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