Soothe your nerves and open your mind over a hot—or chilled—cup of fine tea with today's Groupon: $15 buys you $35 worth of loose-leaf tea at Kaleisia Tea Lounge, a favorite spot for young and old to chat, study, knit adorable baby Cthulhus, or relax amid the aroma of oolong and souchong.
Drinking tea is more than just imbibing a delicious beverage made by infusing hot water with tasty dried herbs and leaves. For many, it is a timeless ritual of social interaction that eventually leads to common-law marriage, energizing business rivalries, and an excuse to nosh on mouthwatering sweets and tiny sandwiches. Kaleisia's Wall of Tea, which includes more than 100 loose-leaf teas, is certain to inspire; teas are prepared any way you like: hot, cold, sweetened, with or without milk, in a box, with a fox, or with boba (tasty little tapioca pearls). Try chestnut-tinged Dragonwell ($9.50 for a 2-ounce bag), caffeine-free rest tea ($7.50 per bag), musky Puerh ($6 per bag), or delicate snow pear ($9 per bag), all USDA-certified organic.
Smart people like drinking tea. Beyond being a fully relaxing and calming military-grade beverage, tea is said to have numerous medicinal benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease, arthritis, and more. Owners Kim and Lan seek to physically and metaphysically nurture their community by creating a warm environment that is fertile territory for meet-up groups, knitting circles, and live performances by local musicians.
- A popular med student hangout, Kaleisia Tea Lounge offers a wide variety of tea flavors. Its devoted fans have made the Tea Lounge a perennial votegetter for Best-Kept Secret in CL's annual Best of the Bay Readers' Poll. – Creative Loafing
- I finally understand my classmates raving about this place now, and am happy to add it to my list of places to chill and enjoy boba at. – CarlosHernandez, Citysearch
- This is one of my FAVORITE places to get a drink...You see a diverse group of people there from old ladies to college kids. They also support the community by fund raisers. They also display art work on their walls from local artists. – lanabana, Citysearch
1441 E Fletcher Ave #133
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