When I started asking around for places to check out while in San Francisco, Red Blossom Tea Company's name came up repeatedly. I knew I had to check it out. Then when I had lunch with Kathy one afternoon, she mentioned that she, too, had been there.
They are a family owned business whose shop is located in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Pu'er beeng cha (stone pressed cakes). Typically, seven cakes would be bound together in stacks (seven being a lucky number) and then wrapped in sheaths of bamboo.
I had the pleasure of meeting Alice Luong, whose family owns the Red Blossom Tea Company. She recommended one of her favorite aged oolongs. I can never turn a good oolong down!
Red Blossom Tea is also known for their finely crafted gaiwans and other fine tea accessories. I managed to find a beautiful pu'er knife.
Can not describe how amazing this smelled...
They also sell these cups and wooden saucers. I had to pick up a couple of them.
Aged pu'er cake...
This is the Wuyi Collection; 5 teas to sample along with a brewing guide. It's a great way to sample teas or to gift.
I had the opportunity to visit twice while I was in San Francisco. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I HIGHLY recommend visiting.
831 Grant Avenue, San Francisco CA
Phone: (415) 395-0868
Mon- Sat 10:00 am - 6:30
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm