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Samovar In SFGate: Offerings that fit you to…well, a tea

SFGate recommends Samovar’s Blood Orange Pu-Erh in the February 23, 2011 article “Offerings that fit you to…well, a tea”, saying:

Blood Orange Pu-erh

Samovar Tea Lounge has added an organic pu-erh tea from Yunnan, China, blended with ginger, orange peel and the essential oil from blood orange and grapefruit, to its already impressive menu. Pu-erh is believed to have many health benefits, and the leaves thrive under many infusions, so you can brew over and over.

“Offerings that fit you to…well, a tea”
By Sarah Adler
February 23, 2011
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In the Field: Tea Festival in Shizuoka, Japan

Last spring Samovar Ambassador Lindsey Goodwin visited our friend Ayumi Kinezuka, organic tea farmer in Shizuoka, Japan. Here, Lindsey shares her experiences and the impact of participating in an annual tea festival held by Ayumi’s farming community:

In May, I visited some friends of Samovar – a family of tea producers with connections to the Bay Area – in the mountains of Shizuoka, Japan. During my time there, I sampled seasonal delicacies, participated in a “tea festival” and sensed community and peace through tea.

It was a deeply meaningful experience to me as a tea-loving foodie, but it has far broader implications surrounding human interconnection, connection to the land and the significance of good tea and good food.
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