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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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If you've been good this year, you've already crossed all the names off your list and wrapped every last box. You can sit back, and enjoy your egg nog. Meanwhile, the procrastinators of the world (here, here!) are scrambling to find quality gifts that don't completely reveal exactly how long we waited to start our holiday read