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Tea Market

At the SF International Tea Festival, guests have the opportunity to savor hundreds of different types of teas from our local and global vendors. 

Below is a list of vendors for the 2016 Tea Festival. Read a little about them here, or click their names to go to each vendor's website.


Ahmad Tea USA

Ahmad Tea is a family-run British tea company with four generations of experience producing the highest-quality teas. Our wide range of classic black teas, healthy green teas, unique fruity black teas and 100% all-natural herbal infusions are enjoyed in over 80 countries throughout the world.

Breakaway Matcha

Breakaway Matcha sources and sells the world's highest-quality matcha and matcha ceramics. We help health-forward people develop focused, vibrant, and ultrahealthy lifestyles through a daily matcha habit.

Bruce & Clark

Bruce & Clark is a Business-to-Business (B2B) specialty beverage distributor that caters to establishments serving bobas, coffee drinks, smoothies and other specialty beverages. Our goal is to help business owners save on costs/labor and create better margins by offering competitively priced items, new products for their menu offering and providing the service of delivering goods at their store quickly.

Burma Love Natural Foods Company

Burma Love Natural Foods Company offers authentic foods that are natural, healthy, plant-based, ethnic, fermented and tea-based in a way that is time-tested, umami-rich, flavorful and addictive from a relatively undiscovered old-world culture with much allure ie, Burma.

Bruce Cost Ginger Ale

A partnership (2009) between Asian Food authority, Bruce Cost and TMI Trading Company of Brooklyn to bottle and offer the popular ginger ale Mr. Cost has sold for years in his restaurants in California. Five years later there are 6 flavors of ginger ale and a spicy ginger beer in the Bruce Cost Ginger Ale line. Every bottle uses 40g of ginger to make this unfiltered, local, all natural ginger ale!

Chico Chai

We brew and blend chai fresh by hand. We make our chai in small batches, entirely from organic ingredients. We make four different blends of loose leaf chai, as well as a seasonal blend. Our brewed chai (Strong Brew) has far less sugar than most mainstream blends, and has a nice balance of spicy and sweet. 

Crimson Gate Tea

Persian Tradition, Organic Small-Farm, Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Business in San Francisco.


Tea is always a good idea. Our tea leaves are fresh shipped from Asia to our store. All drinks are tea based and brewed with art and knowledge.

Harney and Sons Fine Teas

For over 30 years Harney and Sons has been bringing high quality single estate and our blended teas to tea drinkers all over the world.

Hankook Tea Company

Artisan Teas from South Korea Since 1951. Hankook Tea upheld strict standards, using eco-friendly agricultural methods that are harmonious with its surrounding environment. The complete control over Honam Tea Estates allows for us to create a taste of integrity within each steep, allowing each tender leaf to grow at its natural pace, free from pesticides. Family owned and with years of experience, our teas and tisanes go through the minimal processing necessary, in order to preserve quality and taste - the way nature intended. Only the most natural ingredients make it to your cup.

Health-Ade Kombucha

Health-Ade was founded by a husband, wife, and best friend all looking to make the best tasting & highest quality kombucha you can buy and find ways to pioneer the scaling of this very natural process without succumbing to market pressures or compromised quality.

Hollie's Homegrown

Hollie’s Homegrown is a small, organic family farm in Moraga, California (25 minutes east of San Francisco). We specialize in herbal teas, culinary herbs, and herbal body & bath products. Grown to perfection in our own backyard (literally!), we keep a watchful eye on our precious plants like part of the family. Hollie uses organic farming practices without the use of harmful pesticides or chemical fertilizers; you can feel confident everything from Hollie's Homegrown is safe and healthy for you and the environment. 


Ito En is a Japanese multinational beverage company specializing in tea production, distribution, and sales. Ito En is the largest green tea distributor in Japan. Its products include unsweetened, bottled green tea and loose leaf tea.

Imperial Tea Court

A leading force in North American tea for well over 20 years, this West Coast institution helped to create the San Francisco International Tea Festival, and consistently offers some of the best imported teas on the market today.

International Tea Masters Association

Tea Mastery Through Experiential Training, Education & Certification.

Jade Chocolates

Artisan chocolates blended with teas and spices from Asia and the Pacific Islands.

Kirishima Seicha Co, LTD.

We, Kirishimaseicha, are a green tea farm with over 100 years of history and have been dedicated to high quality Japanese green tea production for over the five-generations as a family run business.

We started organic tea farming in 1993 and obtained the organic JAS system certification in 2001. We have started exporting our tea to overseas since 2013 and had a lot of success in exporting to the EU and North America.


At Neem, we serve delicious Indian drinks like Cardamom Chai, Ginger Chai and Mango Lassi. We use the freshest, most high quality ingredients on Earth!

NovelTeas, LLC

Treat your shelf with NovelTeas — tea tins with a novel twist!

Pique Tea, Inc

Pique Tea Crystals instantly dissolve in hot or cold water and deliver the rich nutrients and fresh flavor of whole leaf tea without the hassle of brewing, waiting and cleanup. 

Pure Puer Tea

Pure Puer Tea is hand-picked from old and ancient large-leaf tea trees that grow high in the remote misty mountains of Yunnan, China. The tea is further aged in the vineyards of Sonoma County, California.

Qi Aerista

We help tea lovers savor the best of tea, simply, with our Qi Aerista Smart Tea Maker.

Red Circle Tea

Not all teas are created equal, that’s why Sina Carroll, Red Circle Tea owner and Bay Area resident, sources the highest grades of teas that cannot be found on the mainstream market.

The Republic of Tea

The Republic of Tea enriches people’s lives through its premium teas, education and innovation, as it emphasizes a “Sip by Sip Rather Than Gulp by Gulp” lifestyle.

Ringtons Tea

We are a family owned business and the sole West Coast importers for Ringtons Tea, a 109 year old English company that specializes in quality over quantity. What sets us apart from the pack and unique to the tea industry is in our freshness. We nitrogen flush and vacuum seal our teas at the source so that they are as fresh as when they came from the tea estates, and our quality is beyond compare.

Rosali Tea

Premium tea brand that specializes in exotic teas from around the world and curated gifts.

SA Japanese Green Tea

SA Japanese Green Tea has been producing green teas in Shizuoka since 1946 and carries an extensive lineup of loose leaf teas, teabags, and green tea powders, including matcha.

Shirakawa Town Agricultural Development LLC

Shirakawa Town is located close to the center of Japan and is surrounded by deep mountains, clear streams and rivers. Our company sell mainly Shirakawa tea which is Japanese Green Tea and main products in Shirakawa town, and local food too.

Silk Road Teas

Silk Road Teas is an importer of rare and artisan teas from China.

Tea Drops

Tea Drops manufactures the first organic pressed teas that dissolve in your cup! Simple, fun, and unique. Ditch the tea bag and rethink tea.

The Tea Room Chocolate & Tea Co.

An organic chocolate company specialized in chocolate fusions. Our product line includes chocolate bars, truffles, chocolate shavings, fusion drops, a selection of season/holiday offerings, all infused with teas, coffee and spices. We also offer selection of premium organic teas. Products created by The Tea Room are USDA & EU Organic certified.


Certified Organic loose leaf teas.

Yerba Buena Tea Co

Yerba Buena Tea Co hand crafts small-batch blends with a wellness philosophy that promotes healthy living through whole, organic ingredients and a balanced, healthy lifestyle.