Samovar Tea Lounge has been San Francisco’s top source for premium teas since 2001. Now our exclusive teas and blends are available to select cafes, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses. With over 10 years of experience serving tea to hundreds of customers per day, we have perfected every one of our teas and customers love them.
The tea you get is the same tea we serve our customers, so our tea is always fresh. We buy in small batches from farmers around the world to ensure maximum freshness and quality in every cup of tea.
We’re passionate about tea, and we want to make sure that you’re set up for success with all the information you need. We offer expertise in how to serve tea in a restaurant setting, how to brew the perfect cup of tea every time, food and tea pairings, and more — just ask!
If your business is based in the Bay Area, we would love to have you visit one of our Tea Lounges and try some teas with us. We’re your local source for tea tutorial and support.
We hope you’ll become one of the select few locations where customers can enjoy our high quality exclusive blends and small-batch teas.
We’ve been blown away by the growth we’ve seen in the specialty tea market since we first opened our doors. Tea business is good business.
If you’d like to place an order, complete our Wholesale Application Form below. After we review it, we’ll send you our wholesale price list, and set you up with login info to access the wholesale discounts rates via our online store.
It depends how long it takes for your package to travel and go through customs. Delivery can take anywhere from two to six weeks. If you placed an international order and it has been in transit for more than this amount of time, please let us know by filling out the Contact Form at the bottom of this page.
Shipping rates are calculated based on speed of delivery requested, and cost from the carrier: USPS, UPS, or FedEx.
You can select express shipping for an additional fee based on the shipment weight.
We typically ship all orders within two (2) business days.
If an item is not in stock, we will ship your order minus the out of stock item, and discount your invoice by the amount of the excluded item.
Please allow 5-10 business days for standard delivery once an order has been shipped.
Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.
Ordering 50 pounds of tea or more? Contact us for additional payment term options.
Tea is not taxed.
Tea ware is taxed. It is your responsibility to report the purchase and pay sales tax on your Sales and Use Tax Return.
Samovar Tea Lounge is the first tea company to introduce a compostable container for our full line of teas.
We start with post-consumer recycled cardboard and print our labels with rich, colorful water-based inks. Then we fold each box in a unique origami pattern that is resealable and keeps it’s shape—without using any glue. Finally, we pack the tea leaves and herbal blends into air tight bags that look like plastic but are actually made from a wood-based fiber that will fully decompose.
It’s strong, unique, attractive packing that keeps your tea farm-fresh and keeps Mother Earth smiling.
All orders ship from our wholesale facility directly to your home or business. Pickup at the Tea Lounges is not available at this time.
Please contact us. In some cases we can fulfill bulk orders for items that are not typically on our bulk list.