Red Blossom Tea Company

Tea in North Beach & Chinatown

Crook your pinky: it's always teatime at Red Blossom, featuring 100-plus specialty teas imported by second-generation tea merchants Alice and Peter Luong. Sniff shiny canisters lining wooden shelves, ask about seasonal offerings and try premium blends before you buy. For gourmet gifts, go with the namesake blossoms – tightly wound balls of tea that unfurl into flowers in hot water.