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Best tea shop in East Bay?

kauz | Nov 9, 200902:27 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!

Far Leaves Tea
2979 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Imperial Tea
1511 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

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