Tuesday, July 30, 2013


 Okay, I am loving exchanging teas with Robin!  She sent me some more "bagged" samples  to work with Charlie :)  How sweet is the story below, that Robin's husband had "ducked" into a shop to buy her a tea pot and they discovered this tea company!!  I LOVE IT!  Oh, and I loved the tea!  It was very good, the peppermint smelled so wonderful and the taste was fresh and light.  It was really good.

"The tea I sent today is from Red Blossom Teas in San Francisco. I order directly from them occasionally. They are a small family run business with excellent tea. Not a huge variety though. I found them because Charlie had been in San Francisco for a meeting and ducked in their little shop to buy me a tea pot. They mostly have Asian varieties.
I'm trying to learn to like pure green tea - not quite there yet, but this place has a good selection of high quality green tea.   Their email is Redblossomtea.com if you want to check them out"

From the website:

One of our more popular herbals, Peppermint Rose is a very simple blend of peppermint leaves and rose petals. The inspiration came from mint teas from Morocco that are sometimes served with a few drops of rose water.   Peppermint Rose is exceptionally fine - we recommend brewing in an infuser, like our Blossom Glass Teapot, designed for finer teas. In a 12 ounce teapot, use 5 grams of tea. Brew with very hot water for 2 minutes.

Peppermint Rose

Red Blossom Tea Company is first and foremost a family owned tea shop in San Francisco's Chinatown, but we are also much more. We are direct importers, traveling thousands of miles in search of rare teas and artisan tea ware. We are educators, striving to bring the richness of traditional tea culture to our customers. And most importantly, we are tea lovers. We love to drink tea, talk tea, think tea and even obsess over tea.

How We Get Our Teas

We acquire our teas and teawares from a community of growers and artisans at origin. Each year, we schedule our annual buying trip to coincide with the Spring tea harvest. For green and white teas, this means we are usually in Fujian, Anhui, and Zhejiang from late March through mid-April. For oolongs, we are in Taiwan, Anxi, Wuyi and Chaozhou from mid-April through May.
Our sourcing trips also take us to areas of Yunnan, Guangdong, and Jiangsu, and for Winter teas, we’re usually in Taiwan in November.

We recognize that this is a more expensive way to run a tea business and that it would be easier to work through distributors or make purchases through large tea markets. But we feel that the effort we make allows us to offer higher quality teas and teawares.

teas everywhere
831 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, California 94108
Phone: (415) 395-0868
Fax: (415) 362-8877

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