Meet Samovar West Coast Ambassador Michael

Meet Michael, one of Samovar’s West Coast Ambassadors. In this photo, Michael shows off his Samovar Traveling Tea Thermos while hiking through Yosemite National Park!

Q: Why do you love tea?

A: I love the ritual of tea, and sharing that ritual with the people around me. Nothing is better then sitting down, brewing new teas and sharing them with the people around you, finding the complex flavors, and enjoying the smell all the while having a great conversation.

Q: What is your favorite Samovar tea, and why?

Honestly I don’t truly have a favorite tea, I enjoy many of them depending on what mood I’m in, or what I’m needing from the tea its self. But I do really enjoy the Masala Chai, Maiden’s Ecstasy, Jasmine Pearl and many more.

Q: Tell us about yourself. Where do you work/study/etc.? What do you do in your free time?

A: I’m currently working at Best Buy as a part time employee while attending Fresno City College as a full time student. I’m working for a bachelors in social science in hopes to one day be a history teacher. Other then that I love to spend time with family and friends!

Q: What are you reading right now?

A: The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

Q: What are your dreams? What gets you up in the morning?

A: Well one of my dreams is to become a history teacher; I think it will be a great job. I also want to travel around the world an experience all sorts of cultures first hand. I even have a dream of maybe one day opening my own tea shop, I enjoy tea so much that I would love to be around it everyday.

Q: Why do you exist?

A: I exist to be a good example for others, to help as many people as I can along the way, and to enjoy all of life’s beauties.

Samovar Featured in Shambhala Sun Magazine

Samovar was featured in the November 2010 edition of Shambhala Sun, today’s best-selling and most widely-read Buddhist magazine. "Being “connected” nowadays means you’re always plugged in. You’re phoning, texting, emailing, all the time, wherever you are. To Jesse Jacobs, who started Samovar in San Francisco, “connected” means something completely different..."

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