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Red Blossom Tea Company Edit

7 ratings
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Type Tea Shop
Style Asian
Serves Loose-leaf
Features Tastings
Hours
Mon Sat 10:00 AM 6:30 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM 6:00 PM

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Photo submitted by Tyler
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6 Reviews

Red Blossom Tea Company in San Francisco, California
5/5
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DarjeelingDreams rated this place
5/5
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One of my favorite tea shops! So elegant, an oasis of peaceful and calm in a bustling neighborhood.
The decor is lovely. The wall of teas, the beautifully arranged teawares… The tea selection – huge. The staff, sweet and knowledgeable. They once opened the door for me because I got there right after they closed.

The tea itself – magnificent too. I like the Fudong Snow Dragon – there’s a very similar white that I’ve had and like even more. The charcoal roasted Tung Ting – fruity and a bit smoky and very unique. The honey orchid Phoenix is also very good…fruity – peachy – and dark…

Red Blossom Tea Company in San Francisco, California
4/5
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Mike Jutan rated this place
4/5
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Tasty place. Some options can get a bit pricey but they do stock a heck of a lot of tea and are always friendly and helpful. I miss their Silk Oolong Formosa! They stopped carrying it a while back which is a huge shame. But they do have some other stuff which is nice. Stick with the oolong/chinese/etc teas. I got their straight flavoured black teas and they were just ok, but their oolong is particularly good.

Red Blossom Tea Company in San Francisco, California
5/5
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Christopher Sherrod rated this place
5/5
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Fantastic selection. Right in the heart of China Town. Cool place.

Red Blossom Tea Company in San Francisco, California
5/5
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negutron rated this place
5/5
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Best tea company in America. My personal favorite and I see no reason to order from any other company except for teas they either never had or chose to discontinue.

So, I have had them ship me tea, lots of tea over the last 4 yrs. Found them on the ‘net and their website is better than many because it’s a very simple store front that’s well crafted with beautiful pictures and good descriptions…a shopping cart that works. We take that for granted sometimes with amazon, but regular shop owners muck that up still in 2011. There’s no social aspects to the site, no forums, etc. Maybe doesn’t need it because now there’s steepster!

At any rate, the tea quality is unmatched. I’m a big fan of formosa oolongs and theirs are fantastic. The customer service is awesome- i requested they give me extra labels to put on my bottles and they did it for me. Also requested recommendations and got a very detailed answer. Can’t ask for anything more!

Red Blossom Tea Company in San Francisco, California
5/5
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Steve GW rated this place
5/5
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Went to RBTC in 2008 and purchased a great deal of tea from the store. It was a little expensive, but well worth it for the amazing tea selection. The teas they carry are not just excellent quality, but are unique and seasonal. The staff are very knowledgable, and offer up a fast-paced version of the gong-fu tea ceremony for those that wish to sample some of their wares. HINT: you should always take advantage of gong-fu tea ceremonies in Chinatown. They are usually free if you appear interested in purchasing some tea from them, and a great way to sample teas before buying.

Red Blossom Tea Company in San Francisco, California
5/5
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she steeps rated this place
5/5
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I think Red Blossom Tea owner Peter Luong is one of the most knowledgeable tea people I’ve ever known, and I owe a lot to him for the education in tea he has so generously extended to me during our many tea sessions. In short, I have great respect for Peter’s integrity, and his palate and knowledge are so far above the standard that you would be hard pressed to find a better tea merchant to buy from. My company, Bon Teavant, carries some of Peter’s teas and tea ware and he has always been wonderful to work with.