Vital Tea Leaf is a diamond in the rough.
Chinatown in San Francisco can be overwhelming. The shops that line the sidewalks range from kitschy to flagrant tourist traps. The uninitiated can unknowingly wander into a Disney World kind of Chinese experience, but the discerning eye can find more than a few gems nestled between gaudy statue sellers and discount clothing stores.
Vital Tea Leaf is one of these gems.