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Puer Tea Center

The Art of Tea – in San Mateo

I happened upon the Puer Tea Center in walking around the neighborhood, which is a non-dispirit shop just north of 25th on the CalTrain side of El Camino and found Owner Joe Fangstore  busy at work making taking the art of tea to a whole new level.  I am a closet tea lover and have visited tea shops all up and down the peninsula from city to Palo Alto; however I have not found a shop more passionate about the art of tea than Joe Fang at the Puer Tea Center.  Joe  is as knowledgeable and passionate tea aficionado as you could hope to find – with bonus point for being our neighbor.  My Wife and I spent over an hour getting educated on the finer points of tea purchase and consumption and walked away with a new level of appreciation for art of tea.  Regardless of your taste in teas they have a tea for you from young tea to tea from a 2000 year old tree.  I am anxious to try teas that are over 100 years old and will be back with friends taking advantage of the group tasting.

Puer Tea Center 
2309 S. El Comino Real
(650) 458-7894

E-Mail – Pu.erteacenter@gmail.comoldtea