Used tea leaves serve purposes beyond assisting the clairvoyant, such as alleviating swelling from tired eyelids or acting as an alternative landing surface to expectedly crunchy leaf piles. Turn over a new and deliciously soggy leaf with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Tea or Tea Classes
Boutique teashop sells an extensive selection of green ($9.50+), black ($5.99+), and white teas ($22+), as well as traditional cups and pots. Shop also hosts 30-minute classes, which include tea tastings, history, and preparation techniques ($10 per person).
Aroma Tea Shop
Haymen Da Luz and Ying Wu travel the tea gardens of China and Taiwan to find the choicest leaves to stock the shelves of their San Francisco shops. The husband-and-wife team promotes a thorough understanding of steeped beverages, brewing complimentary tastes of their many green, oolong, jasmine, and herbal teas. Standing behind a curved tea bar with a built-in stone drain, Da Luz shows the techniques of rinsing leaves, preheating mugs, and ridding teapots of displaced genies during demonstrations and private classes.