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Live Music & Sunday Brunch: Jef Stott of Six Degrees Records Performs at Samovar Yerba Buena

Jef Stot brings worldly sounds to Samovar during Sunday Brunch,
Jef Stott brings worldly sounds to Samovar during Sunday Brunch.

Join us for a special brunch this coming Sunday at Samovar Yerba Buena as we welcome the deep and spirited sounds of Six Degrees recording artist Jef Stott.

Jef Stott has consistently been at the forefront of the International Global Electronica movement for over a decade as a composer/performer and DJ.  His DJ sets stylistically span the globe with sonorities from Arabia, Africa, South Asia and Northern Africa.

Stott will have with him an arabic stringed instrument called an oud(pron.ood) which he will play while mixing sounds of his own, and fellow six degrees artists’.

It will be a fantastic afternoon of live music, amazing teas, and delicious Samovar brunch!

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Sunday Brunch with Six Degrees recording artist Jef Stott
When: Sunday, October 25, 2009
Time: live music 1 pm – 3 pm.  Brunch all Day.
Where: Samovar’s Yerba Buena location
730 Howard Street (between 3rd and 4th Streets)?San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 227-9400

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Fair Trada Gala: Celebrate Fair Trade Month

Fair Trade Gala: Samovar Yerba Buena- October 29, 2009In celebration of fair trade month (October 2009), Samovar Tea Lounge will host a special Fair Trade Gala on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at their Yerba Buena location (730 Howard Street, San Francisco, 415-227-9400).

Please join the Samovar Team, and several game-changing Fair Trade folks, for a fun and informative Q&A. Speakers will represent all facets of the Fair Trade movement from suppliers, to certifiers, to retailers, and farmers.

The following companies will offer samples of their exceptional fair trade products: Alter Eco Olive Oil, Frontier Herbs and Spices, La Yapa Quinoa, Tcho Chocolate, Swoonbeams Chocolate, and others. The Fair Trade Gala marks the launch of Samovar’s line of Fair Trade Teas. Tastings of our latest line will be available as well as other Samovar favorites. Sweet and savory snacks will also be provided.

Speakers include executives from the Fair Trade Certifying organization TransFair, amongst other trailblazers in the Fair Trade movement.

Tickets are $10. Pre-order tickets are available for purchase from Samovar’s Yerba Buena location (415-227-9400).

The Fair Trade Gala
When: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Samovar’s Yerba Buena location
730 Howard Street (between 3rd and 4th Streets)?San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 227-9400

Cost: $10.

Fair Trade Month Official Website:

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Africa Comes to Samovar

Joanne Jorissen and new life
Joanne Jorissen and new life

Samovar Tea Lounge Hayes Valley will host an evening of African tea and a discussion with Joanne Jorissen, a midwife in Africa and founder of African Mothers Health Initiative.

An award-winning short documentary on her work in Malawi, Africa will be shown, and you will have an opportunity to try some rare handcrafted African teas (voluntary donations for tea will go to Joanne’s organization, African Mothers’ Health Initiative).

You are welcome to have dinner while listening to Joanne speak of her travels, work, and commitment to change through the African Mothers’ Health Initiative.  If you can’t make the event, please visit her website:

When: Monday, October 19, 2009
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Cost: Free
Where: Samovar Tea Lounge Hayes Valley
297 Page Street @ Laguna
San Francisco

Phone: (415) 861-0303

The event is open to the public and free of charge.

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Celebrating 800 Years of Matcha!

matchabowltea600x399World renowned 16th generation tea master, Mr. Kazunori Handa, is coming to the Samovar Tea Lounge in San Francisco to share his life’s knowledge of Japanese Matcha tea.

When: Friday, October 9, 2009,  3:00 – 5:00 pm

Where: Samovar Tea Lounge (Hayes Valley location)

297 Page Street (@ Laguna Street)
San Francisco,CA 94102
Phone: (415) 861-0303

Admission: Free!

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Blackbook Magazine Highlights Samovar


San Francisco: Top 10 Eggs Not for Breakfast
by Katie Robbins
October 6, 2009

Samovar Tea Lounge (The Castro)

“This bastion of relaxation pays homage to the tea rituals of many great chai-centric societies, including a classic English service, a Moorish medley, and a Chinese tea tasting. If your hot beverage mood is steering you to Russia with love, then the house-blend black tea goes brilliantly with Samovar’s devilled eggs, which takes the traditional Ruskie whole wheat blini topped with caviar and egg yolk and inverts it, instead stuffing the egg with caviar and serving alongside wheat crackers.”

Media Contact:
Jesse Cutler, Samovar: (415) 655-3431 / [email protected]