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Best tea shop in East Bay?

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Best tea shop in East Bay?

kauz | Nov 9, 2009 02:27 PM

I had been planning to make a trip over to Imperial Tea Court on Shattuck for the first time, but I just read a post that happened to mention Far Leaves on College. Now I'm torn - where should I go? I like Chinese and Japanese teas in general, though I'm really hoping to find a good lychee tea right now. Is there any difference in between these two stores? Price, yes, I noticed. Is that a function of local rent costs?
Are there perhaps other tea stores I should be looking into? Where do you, fellow chowhounds, go for your tea needs?

Thanks for your input!

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Far Leaves Tea
2979 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Imperial Tea
1511 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

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