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Vital Tea Leaf

509 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108-2405
+1 415-544-9838
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Pleasant visit

Cheap and fun entertainment with the kids! The mirror maze was a really great pitstop while... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
chickabeegrrl
,
Elk Grove, California
via mobile
Ask for Herman; knowledgeable and fun tea tasting experience

I was a little skeptical of this place at first, given how touristy Chinatown can seem. I visited... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2017
UptownGirl805
,
Santa Barbara, California
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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 19 March 2018 via mobile

Cheap and fun entertainment with the kids! The mirror maze was a really great pitstop while exploring Pier 39. It was pretty crowded but still enjoyable and the people who run it will let you go back in multiple times, which makes the $5 per...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

I was a little skeptical of this place at first, given how touristy Chinatown can seem. I visited several times before I purchased, and, ultimately, Herman offered the best customer service. I found him knowledgeable, patient, and able to address all of my questions about...More

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Reviewed 30 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.

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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
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Reviewed 5 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 Jennifer M
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Reviewed 20 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
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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
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Reviewed 2 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
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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
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Reviewed 21 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
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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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