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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Press Release: Samovar Tea Lounge Launches New Entrepreneurial Video Series


Samovar Owner Jesse Jacobs Launches New Video Series

Featuring Discussions With Today’s Leading Entrepreneurs & Innovators

San Francisco, CA September 1, 2010 – Jesse Jacobs, founder of San Francisco’s Samovar Tea Lounge, launches a new entrepreneurial video series “Tea With…” on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 with the latest installment focusing on “Tea Mavericks in America.” In the upcoming live video stream, today’s pioneering artisan tea gurus gather for the first time for this inspiring and informative panel discussion. Jacobs hosts the upcoming event with such participants as Joshua Kaiser (CEO of Rishi Tea), Ahmed Rahim (CEO of Numi Tea), Kevin Rose (CEO of, James Norwood Pratt (author, The Tea Lover’s Treasury), and tea pioneer David Lee Hoffman. The series is broadcast live online from Samovar’s Yerba Buena location (730 Howard Street) and will be viewable on Jesse Jacobs’s blog ( and the Samovar homepage ( The “Tea Mavericks of America” begins at 5 pm, and is limited to 30 live studio audience members.

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Samovar in Fresh Cup Magazine – Matcha Makeover

Samovar founder Jesse Jacobs was interviewed for this Fresh Cup Magazine article all about matcha, the jade green powdered green tea from Japan.

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