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SF Weekly’s Katy St. Clair Finds a Moment of Peace at Samovar Castro

sfweekly-com_logo_250x150Tea Party Politics at Samovar Tea Lounge

By Katy St. Clair

Sometimes it’s nice to see how the other half lives. And by the other half, I mean those folks who go out and enjoy themselves without imbibing liquor. You know, weirdos. I suppose many of them go to the movies or Starbucks or something. But a segment of the sober population seems to be partaking in this whole “tea lounge” phenomenon. Continue reading SF Weekly’s Katy St. Clair Finds a Moment of Peace at Samovar Castro

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Taiwan Teachings: Fresh Cup Features a Tea Article by Samovar’s Jodet!

freshcup1209_cover_fullTaiwan Teachings: A curious tea lover heads across the world—and some slick mountain roads—to learn about leaf cultivation

Story & photos by Jodet Ghougassian

On the first day of our tea journey in Taiwan, my friend Lorraine and I found ourselves on a seemingly endless drive along unpaved roads that snaked dangerously through a hulking mountain range. I found myself having the same thought I did when we staggered onto our flight out of San Francisco at 2 a.m. the day before: “What are we doing?” Continue reading Taiwan Teachings: Fresh Cup Features a Tea Article by Samovar’s Jodet!