Hello, I am from the San Francisco area. I grew up drinking ice tea all summer made with love by my sweet mother with a sweeter sweet tooth. Southern style sweet tea was he norm and until a few years ago the only way I thought tea was drank. I recently started to drink loose leaf tea with little or no sweetener and find it AMAZING…dont get me wrong a large ice cold sweet tea is still enjoyed on those 100+ degree East bay days….I am a bit disapointed in what I have found for tea houses though. One would think The bay area would be dripping with tea houses but Alas…….let me know if you have any suggestions.