About a week ago I made a long overdue pilgrimage down to San Jose, CA to visit Victoria, Tea Empress and owner of recently opened Satori Tea Company. Located off of 37 N. San Pedro Street in downtown San Jose, the dramatic entrance is hard to miss. Immediately upon walking into the shop I was transported from San Jose to Santa Monica Blvd. The shop is contemporary, colorful, euro pop, with a little bit of rock and roll.
The space is a haven for art and I can see how this place is quickly becoming the retreat for the suburban bohemians and hipsters alike! Victoria and her team have crafted a delightful and organic tea offering where you can order retail or sit down and enjoy a pot of tea, adorned in fabulous tea ware and expert steeping procedures. They also have a delightful and reasonable high tea offering. Weekends are off the hook with celebrations of music and art!
Of course the greatest perk for the establishment is the local tea empress herself, Victoria. I had the pleasure of spending a few moments with Victoria over a pot of Assam, and she sure knows her tea! Ask her about her oolong/pu’erh detox going on right now. For more reviews, see http://www.yelp.com/biz/satori-tea-company-san-jose.