Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco

Japanese Tea Garden San FranciscoI visited the Japanese Tea Garden last year before heading to the World Tea Expo.

It’s the oldest public Japanese garden in the US, and it is located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.

The garden also has a tea house and a gift shop, both with a Japanese theme.

Japanese Tea Garden San Francisco pondI was hoping to see the cherry blossoms but I was too late.

Anyway, the garden has a beautiful landscaping, just like gardens in Japan.

Among the things you can find on the garden are a moon bridge, a pagoda, and a rock garden.

Of course, my favorite part was the tea house!

From the tea house you can have a good view of the garden, it’s very relaxing.

In the menu there are Japanese teas such as sencha, houjicha, genmaicha, and matcha.

Tea House at Japanese Tea Garden San FranciscoI tried the matcha along with some sweets, and it tasted great.

The gift shop had tea, tea sets, matcha bowls, and a variety of Japanese goods.

It was a memorable experience. I highly recommend visiting if you happen to travel to San Francisco.

 

8 Comments

  1. Robert Karl Harding
    January 5, 2016

    I’ve just woken up to those images of gardens and matcha – and I received a welcome boost of energy. Thanks for that.

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    1. Ricardo Caicedo
      January 5, 2016

      Hi Robert

      Good to hear that the post had a good effect on you. I’m also very grateful for you taking the time to read my blog.

      Reply
  2. Amanda, Soggyenderman
    January 5, 2016

    Many years ago my grandmother visited that garden and brought me back a small canister of Matcha, it was the first Matcha I ever had that wasn’t ice cream, thus cementing my love of it 😉 she spoke highly of the garden.

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    1. Ricardo Caicedo
      January 5, 2016

      Hi Amanda

      Thanks for sharing your story. How wonderful to have a grandmother that is into tea, in my family I’m the first one to become a tea lover 🙂

      Reply
  3. Geoff
    January 6, 2016

    I’ve been there, and it is quite awesome.

    I was a little saddened that all they served (at the time) was oolong.

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    1. Ricardo Caicedo
      January 6, 2016

      Hi Geoff

      That’s funny, why would they have only oolong at the tea house?

      Reply
  4. Noli Ergas
    January 15, 2016

    Ricardo, too bad you went early last year. As of later last year, they have an ishi-usu (stone grinder) and they are serving higher quality matcha!

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    1. Ricardo Caicedo
      January 15, 2016

      Hi Noli

      Too bad, I hope to visit again sometime in the future. San Francisco is a beautiful city.

      Reply

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