Last Monday, Sherise and I had quite the adventure while making our way to a design studio in North Beach. We started with brunch at Cafe De La Presse, located at the gates of Chinatown, for bloody marys and quiche, then decided to take the China route to Little Italy, also known as, North Beach. The day was grey and the wind was brisk, when all of a sudden we were stopped by a sign, "Free Tea Tasting!" John, the owner of Vital Tea's in Chinatown, lured us in with his pervertedly witty, yet charming personality. We were seated at the tea bar and welcomed with a warm cup of oolong. Johns flirtatious and informative narratives, accompanied each herbal tea test and he had us cracking up for a solid hour. We left with a bag of the "Gigolo Tea," which came with his mobile # and an uplifting ginseng high.