When he takes time away from singing live performances, which range from acoustic to hip-hop, and flying around the globe, Karter is into really chilling- out with tea.

“Russian Tea–all the way! Every day, all day. The caffeine really makes me alert, and the flavor just keeps releasing from the leaves. Plus, I love that it is blended right here at Samovar. My other favorite is the herbal infusion of Moorish Mint. It’s a little sweet, and really full bodied, and perfect when I want to really mellow out. When I have friends over, I love to make Matcha and do the whole ceremony thing. It tastes grassy and leaves a beautiful foam mustache on your upper lip.”

Ambassador Karter

Ambassador Karter


Loraine (also known as Lobo) is one of the most easy-going people to know. She’s down-to-earth and always has a smile on her face. The name for one of our infamous Japanese Senchas, Lobocha… was named after our Lobo, who has a passion for green teas. Loraine has been working at Samovar since she was…

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