Tea Tasting in San Francisco's Chinatown

While in San Francisco, we stopped for a little tea tasting in Chinatown.  Our tea pourer, Carina, relayed a rather entertaining story about the process of rinsing and steeping the tea.  First you rinse your tea.  Then you rinse again, or steep it and serve the tea to an unwanted guest, a nosy neighbor, or to your husband if you don't love him.  The third soaking and steeping of the tea leaves is for you.

Vital Tea Leaf
905 Grant Avenue
San Francisco