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STANFORD COURT BLOG

Our Favorite Tea Bars in SF

July 31st, 2018

The tea scene in SF ranges from sipping on colorful boba teas to hand-rolled loose-leaf tea tastings in Chinatown. Looking for a world-class chai tea? We have that too. 

Stanford Court Hotel knows the importance of keeping up and staying healthy with an active lifestyle. That’s why we’re offering our Casual Unwind special. Guests can enjoy a quiet night in with a book from our library and a hot pot of tea.

If you’re looking for a herbal caffeine fix or a botanical tea to mellow out in the evenings, try these tea bars located around town. 

Chai Bar by David Rio

David Rio chai tea is sold in 45 countries, but its roots are in San Francisco. The location on Market Street is a must for chai fans, with a wide variety of premium blends named after endangered, at-risk or vulnerable animals. The Tiger Spice Chai is their well-balanced signature blend; the Elephant Vanilla Chai is something sweet and tasty. Stop by their spacious tea bar and sample herbal teas, classic teas, and a hearty range of chai. 1090 Market St., SoMa

Steap Tea Bar

This boba tea bar in Chinatown is a favorite for bubble tea drinkers. Steap only uses premium, local, organic teas and raw cane sugar so you can skip that overly-sweet and colored other stuff. Boba and toppings are prepared fresh daily and the product will convince you as such. Enjoy botanical teas, iced teas and bubble teas at this hip-hop tea bar. 827 Sacramento St., Chinatown

Vital Tea Leaf

Free tea tasting, anyone? Vital Tea Leaf in nearby Chinatown offers just that, with knowledgeable staff and a seemingly other-worldly variety of teas. There’s a leaf for any ailment and staff can find just what you’re looking for. Loose leaf teas from Vital Tea Leaf make for a unique souvenir or gift for friends – plus, it’s an excellent Chinatown experience. 1044 Grant Ave., Chinatown

Samovar Tea Lounge

If you’re looking to find your zen, Samovar serves it. Try herbal and botanical teas along with tasty, healthy and wholesome food options. Order high tea with a friend, which includes two platters of sweet and savory bites and three teas. Samovar has different locations around SF; we recommend their spot in Yerba Buena Gardens for its fresh, airy terrace. 730 Howard St., Yerba Buena Gardens

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Keep up a balanced diet and active lifestyle while in SF by checking out the fitness center during your stay at Stanford Court Hotel in Nob Hill. The center overlooks the iconic streetcars of California Street. Power up with top-of-the-line exercise equipment such as our Kinima.fit interactive stations, Precor equipment, Peloton stationary bikes and more, available for use around the clock.

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