$15 for a Tea Tasting for Two at Teance in Berkeley ($36 Value)

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Betty A. ·
Reviewed May 23, 2012
Wonderful staff


R R. ·
Reviewed March 22, 2012
Tea tasting was great. But, it was super annoying that a)2 people had to buy 2 separate teas (we couldn't just apply groupon to 1 tea and b)using groupon meant that any in-store price reduction did not apply so we had to pay full-price for a discounted tea

Reviewed March 22, 2012
I appreciate your wonderful tea bar, your expertise and fine selection of teas.

What You'll Get

Raiding local trees and throwing their leaves in boiling water cuts down on aphid infestations, but it won't make a good cup of tea. Enjoy leaf-water made from ingestion-appropriate plants with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a tea tasting for two at Teance in Berkeley. Though not required, reservations are recommended.

Teance bags a dizzying array of 65 tea varieties from countless countries on any given day, which means your three-tea flight will move across your tongue's chessboard with an eclectic gambit of flavor. Before you and your guest commit to specific blends, the veteran tea teachers at Teance will happily provide you with a breakdown of each varietal's origins, ingredients, benefits, and likelihood of it causing one's Beanie Baby collection to appreciate in value. A theoretical flight can start with a floral-scented sip of the year's first flush of Darjeeling before plunging into the smooth, creamy depths of wako matcha, which is made by stone-grinding green tea leaves into a fine powder, then whipping it into a thick, frothy, healthy soup. Cap your taste buds' heavenly ascent with the honey-like, chocolate-infused, monkey-picked tikuanyin medium roast, which only grows on the steep, misty slopes of Treasure Mountain. With so many white, green, oolong, red, black, premium, herbal, and loose-leaf teas, the possible combinations are as endless as a drive across Nebraska. And if you stop in on a weekend or lucky weekday, your tasting will also be paired with a complimentary, handmade, seasonal treat

In keeping with the serene connection between tea and mind, the interior of Teance is almost entirely sky-lit. The walls are rustically constructed from raked plaster, the cabinetry is built from sustainable bamboo, the floor is patchworked with handmade tiles, and the central tasting bar is embedded with gems, magically imprisoned demons, and thousands of contented sighs from tea-drinkers. Soar blissfully above a world of boiling leaves and woo a fellow explorer in the process with a tea-tasting flight at Teance.


Teance was a nominee for SFGate's Best Tea House 2010, and more than 70 Yelpers give it an average of four stars.

  • Looking back at my past teas, I really didn't know anything about tea until stepping foot inside Teance. – Jackie A., Yelp
  • …the real magic happens at the "tea bar". Sit here for an hour with a friend and watch while the tea experts serve the most beautiful tea leaves in the most ancient of fashions... It is truly fascinating. – Josh T., Yelp
  • The staff is extremeley friendly and more than happy to share their extensive knowledge on all things tea. What I expected to be a quick in-n-out browse, turned into a 1/2 hour of tranquil tea heaven. – Cianne M., Yelp

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 3, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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