I went in here just to browse on Tues 10/17/06. It's a very nice teashop, though they don't have any chairs or a bar so you can't enjoy it that much. You can see and smell all the teas they have, one lady working there told me there are 400 teas!! Crazy.
They had two samples that they were serving today: Jardin Sauvage a bag 1.7 oz/50 g is $7; Tin is $2 more. and Lavendar tea (a bag 1.7 oz $6.50/tin $8.50). I enjoyed them both.
These are sold out as of 10/17/06 and they don't know when they will get more:
Gyokuro "seiran no homare"-superior green tea w/ a gracefully deep & rich flavor & distinctive freshness 1.7 oz/50g is $15!
Jasmin dragon pearl 0.8oz/25 g $7.50
Happiness-blend of green tea & green rooibos flavored w/ fresh fruits & containing flower petals 1.7oz/50 g $60!!
under Genmaicha-herbal tea
Kirara rice tea-this aromatic Genmaicha is produced by roasting unhuling rice, "Kirara" in an old-style iron pot 1.7oz/50g $3
They have many types of black tea, black flavored tea, green tea, and green flavored tea. The lady said if you get a bag it'll keep for 3-4 months, a tin will keep it good for 1 yr.
I also got to try 2 other flavors that I wanted to sample, don't remember the names but they were store worker's favorites, which they noted. That was nice.
I'd recommended it for tea drinkers and others. You'll learn more about tea for sure.
Lupicia fresh tea
865 Market St. Store 255 Lower Level 2
San Francisco CA 94103
(415) 512 6776-Mall phone no, I don't know the store's phone #.