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Nov 1, 2011 08:20 PM

tea store?

Looking for bulk or loose (not teabags) decaffeinated Darjeeling tea, in San Francisco. Any ideas?

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  1. I think that Peet's has a good selection of bulk teas, and the prices are also good.
    I'm not a decaf tea drinker, so I can't speak about the quality of their decaf darjeeling. But I've seen it listed.

    And Rainbow Foods also has an extensive selection of bulk teas.

    1. TenRen has loose decaffeinated black tea. I don't know whether it's darjeeling or not. You can view their web site at:

      TenRen San Francisco - Chinatown
      949 Grant Ave.
      San Francisco, CA 94108
      Tel: 415/362-0656 Fax: 415/362-0657
      Open 7 days a week.

      1. Leland Tea Co., on Bush Street between Van Ness & Polk.

        1. If you are willing to shop by mail, Upton tea is excellent for most teas. I checked and saw that they had one decaf Darjeeling. Shipping is not expensive - with no sales tax it's pretty much a wash. They are Response is also quite quick - order to receiving tea is 2-3 days. They also (in my experience) answer their own phones - and the people that I have spoken to know their teas (in some cases with tasting notes).

          One nice thing is that they offer samples (enough for a couple of cups) for minimal cost - so before you shell out $$$ for that expensive Darjeeling or oolong, you can try it out.