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Friday, August 14, 2009

Imperial Tea Court (Ferry Building) - San Francisco (Embarcadero)

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While lil' sis and the middle '87 were enjoying cocktails and oyster shooters at Butterfly Restaurant, back at the Ferry Building, I met up with Chuck of Sunday Nite Dinner and FoodGawker. He had to finish up some work and then rushed over in a taxi so I wouldn't have to wait long. How nice! And really, it was great to finally meet up and find out that he was just as nice in person as I thought.

I opted for Imperial Tea Court since a tea house seemed like a relaxing place to sit and chat.

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We drank tea, of course.

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Something with rose petals for me.

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And a chrysanthemum tea for him.

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Petals only.

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Then lil' sis and the middle '87 arrived and it was time to go back across the Bay.

Total bill for two cups of tea? $14! Really! The teas were nice, but they do place a premium on atmosphere.

Bye Ferry Building! You were more hype than substance for me.

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All Northern California posts can be found with the tag, Series: NorCal, but I suggest reading this particular trip in this order:
Persian Dill Rice
Chai Thai Noodles - Oakland
Pho Ga Huong Que Cafe - Oakland
Fentons Creamery & Restaurant - Oakland
Chinatown - San Francisco
Eastern Bakery - San Francisco (Chinatown)
House of Nanking - San Francisco (Financial District)
Banana Leaf Restaurant - Milpitas
Jovino - San Francisco (Marina/Cow Hollow (Closed)
Miette Patisserie (Ferry Building) - San Francisco (Embarcadero) 
Butterfly Restaurant (Pier 33) - San Francisco (Embarcadero)
Imperial Tea Court (Ferry Building) - San Francisco (Embarcadero)
Sura Korean Cuisine - Oakland
Centennial Light (World's Longest Lasting Light Bulb) - Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Station 6 - Livermore
Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant - Coalinga
Chao Ga (Vietnamese Chicken Rice Porridge)
Chinese Scallion Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Imperial Tea Court
1 Ferry Bldg., Shop #27
San Francisco, CA 94111
Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

1 year ago today, Insalata Caprese Sandwich.
2 years ago today, Tim Tams - chocolate on chocolate on chocolate!



  1. Yeah I bought tea there too, soo expensive! I can definitely find cheaper Jade Pearl tea in SGV, and if I want to pay a premium for atmosphere, the loud and bustling ferry building won't do it for me.

  2. GP,
    Yeah, I don't know why they charged so much just for tea.


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