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Connoisseur Tea vs. Specialty Tea

©2009 Jennifer Leigh Sauer

 Tea Connoisseurs
Tea Connoisseurs

Samovar Tea Lounge has many attributes that bring people to its three locations and keep them returning for more.

Its success has also invited a few critics, who complain about paying $10 or $12 for a pot of tea.

As a fan of high quality tea and of Samovar Tea Lounge, I feel an inclination to gently dissect and explore the difference between buying a “specialty tea” that you prepare and drink at home, and having a connoisseur level tea prepared for you at a tea lounge like Samovar.  The goal is not to scold, certainly, but to inform, gladden, and engage you in a new way of understanding tea.

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