ABOUT IMPERIAL TEA COURT
It is a well known fact that next to plain water, the most popular
drink on earth is tea, and we are honored to make many of the world's
finest, rarest, and most highly acclaimed teas available to you at our
tea houses and here online. It is our privilege to invite you to
experience the tradition and artistry of one of life’s oldest and most
rewarding pleasures - known simply as the way of tea.
Francisco’s world-famous Imperial Tea Court is renowned as an exclusive
source for many of the most highly acclaimed and sought-after teas
produced today. Magnificently appointed by visiting Chinese craftsmen
and opened on the fourth of July, 1993 in Chinatown, Imperial Tea Court
represents the life-long commitment to the art and tradition of all
aspects of tea of co-founders, Grace and Roy Fong. Their mutual love and
respect for authentic, hand-crafted Chinese teas (and their difficulty
in obtaining them in the United States) led to the initiation of direct
relations with tea growers and producers in China and Taiwan, and
ultimately to the establishment of Imperial Tea Court.
There are now two Imperial Tea Court locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. One in the The Ferry Building on the Embarcadero in San Francisco and another in Gourmet Grotto on Shattuck Street in Berkeley.