Draline Tong Herbs
Website:Draline Tong Herbs
BART Station:12th St. Oakland City Center
Walk Time:6 minutes
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“Draline Tong” translates into “Peaceful and Just Center” in Chinese; the shop and its owner, Henry Lau, were featured in The New York Times for being a seminal Oakland Chinatown hotspot for herbal remedies. Lau refers to ancient Chinese treatments when assessing loyal patrons who’ve come to trust the master practitioner, and his dried loose leaf tea concoctions are legendary.