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Pinkies Up! The 15 Top Tea Spots In S.F.

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    Just thinking about how packed to the brim S.F. restaurants will be come Valentine's Day is enough to make our heads explode. And then attempting to land a reservation? Talk about a dining-induced anxiety attack. So, in an effort to preserve our sanity, this year we're proposing an alternate route, and holing up with a hot cup of tea.

    No, we're not playing the homebody card, guys — we've rounded up 15 perfect venues to grab some soothing sips for two — from tranquil, zen-like, garden-set establishments to fancy-pants high-tea parlors with luxe views. Whether you're taking your honey on a sun-soaked daytime outing or catching up with an old pal over scones and petit fours, these must-try tea spots are not just tasty, but also have the unique factor going for them, too. The only question, now: To dunk or not to dunk?

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