SF Ferry Building

SF International Tea Festival


The San Francisco International Tea Festival is back at the Ferry Building! The 9th annual festival is open from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th. 

SFITF is sponsored by The Republic of Tea and the Ferry Building’s own Imperial Tea Court. The event will host nearly 30 vendors with complimentary tastings and products for sale–it’s never too early to stock up on holiday gifts!

All festival-goers receive a free porcelain tasting cup (to minimize the event’s environmental impact), and swag bags include free samples from vendors and partners. Attendees also have the option to attend lectures and workshops. Full program listing is available at www.sfitf.com.

The festival itself grew out of a desire to bring tea lovers of the bay area together. Imperial Tea Court’s Roy Fong, along with several friends and collaborators, put together the first SFITF in 2011. The festival has grown beyond its humble origins into a marquee event that will welcome tea lovers from around the world.


General Admission includes:

Free tastings to discover the latest trends and innovations in tea

Commemorative porcelain tasting cup to take home

A full day of fun and conversation with other tea enthusiasts

Presentations from experts in the tea community

Limited quantities of swag bags available — grab your tickets early here!