Aroma Tea Shop, 302 Sixth Ave. "Haymen Daluz and his wife, Ying Wu, own this little shop in the Inner Richmond. Not only can you taste any of the hundreds of teas in the shop, Haymen will give you the most informative and hilarious 'Tea 101' spiel to be found anywhere. He has the deep baritone voice of a classical music DJ but looks like a junior from Washington High School. However, when he starts talking passionately about his teas, there's no doubt that you're in the hands of an expert who will take the time to find you special teas to your taste. He got me as a client for life after my very first visit."
With his deep, silky voice and punked-out hairdo, Haymen Daluz seems more like a radio personality than a tea master. But seated behind his sensuously curvy tea table at the Aroma Tea Shop in San Francisco’s Richmond District, Daluz broadcasts an infectious passion for traditional Chinese tea that belies his hipster image. And he’s not all talk: Daluz invites amateurs and aﬁcionados alike to sample any-thing they want from the jars oftea lining his shop walls — for free...
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