Success Ritual #3, Being Grateful For Thorns

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You might not spend time consciously visualizing your future, but I bet you have a pretty clear idea of where you’re going; if you’re like most Samovarians, you’ve got ambitious goals to complete before 2013 is done. So let me ask, on a scale of 1 to 10 how close are you to living your ideal life?

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There’s Only One First Time: A Samovar Oolong Orgy

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Oolong tea can be dangerous. Lilies explode in full bloom… Autumn leaves fall in the woods… Tree-ripened peach juice drips down your chin… The aromas and flavors weave together in beguiling combination. An experience with oolong lingers in your memory like a lover’s kiss.

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Success Ritual #3, How To Identify Your Core Values

When I’m traveling and I tell people what I do, they often roll their eyes and say, “A tea lounge? Only in San Francisco!” Now we have three Tea Lounges plus an online shop, but the truth is, Samovar almost never happened — even in San Francisco. Of the banks that made time to meet,…

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