Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Complimentary full cups of tea for all visitors Saturday, August 25

San Francisco, CA (August 21, 2012) – To celebrate its West Coast debut, DAVIDsTEA will offer free cups of tea to all who visit its new store in Russian Hill (2123 Polk Street) on Saturday, August 25, 2012. With more than 150 varieties and some never-before-seen flavors, DAVIDsTEA offers teas loose by the ounce and to-go by the cup (hot or iced), in a friendly environment, by well-informed, passionate staff. The company plans to open two more Bay Area stores in September. In addition to its Russian Hill location, DAVIDsTEA will open shops in Noe Valley (3870 24th Street) and Burlingame (1400 Burlingame Ave), which will also serve free tea on opening day.

Since its first shop opened in 2008 on Toronto’s Queen Street, DAVIDsTEA has developed an enthusiastic following, growing to more than 75 shops across Canada. In 2011, the two Manhattan shops – on gourmet Bleecker Street and on the fashionable Upper East Side – brought this unique take on tea to the U.S.'s attention, with NBC's Today Show hailing “teas that take a twist on traditional” and Food & Wine giving a shout out to DAVIDsTEA’s North African Mint, flavored with fennel and black pepper, as “1 of 50 ways to get stronger, smarter and healthier.”

DAVIDsTEA is known for its exclusive signature blends, names like Read My Lips, a black tea with chocolate, vanilla, mint and red candy lips, and Goji Pop, a bright red fruit infusion packed with goji berries. Customers can look for blends with exotic, non-traditional tea ingredients like mulberry leaves, hot chilies, pomegranate seeds, kombucha powder and caramel pieces, and cheeky names like Kiwi’s Big Adventure and Simply the Zest. DAVIDsTEA also carries a wide selection of premium traditional estate teas, like wood-fired Sencha Ashikubo and Nepal Black, a DAVIDsTEA exclusive. And for a true feel-good cup, all proceeds of the Haitian-inspired KANPE Tea (a blend of hibiscus, mango, cinnamon, papaya, banana, coconut and stevia) go towards the KANPE organization, dedicated to long-term relief in Haiti. Finally, Californians should also appreciate the Gold Rush tea, a blend of white tea, golden mulberries and coconut.

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