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Touring the 2019 San Francisco International Tea Festival

I was excited knowing that behind the beautiful lakefront of the Palace of Fine Arts, homeplace of wedding photoshoots and B-roll from the hit 2005 TV show Bones, I would be greeted by something other than mist and rush hour traffic. Awaiting me was the 2019 San Francisco International Tea Festival, a gathering of over 42 vendors from around the world (October 19-20). As I shuttled in, I was immediately greeted with my own child-size complimentary tea cup, embossed with tea leaves and ready to sample all the tea the world had to offer.

Boba Guys, bursting with flavor

A popular stop for delicious milk tea and house-made toppings, Boba Guys is easily accessible from Main Quad with a 25-minute walk, 15-minute Marguerite trip, or 7-minute bike ride. Located at Town & Country Village on El Camino Real, on the same journey you can pick up Trader Joe’s groceries for those late nights, purchase pints at Tin Pot Creamery, (window) shop at high-end boutiques, and even visit the UPS store.