We’re more starved for human connection than ever before. This Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to change the routine. To do something different. To give love in a new way that helps heal our isolation.
Author: Joshua Jacobs
Live Tea Time with Creator of the Monk Manual
Join Samovar Tea founder and Monk Manual creator on October 29 at 12pm PT for an interactive tea time and discussion about productivity in times of stress The Monk Manual is the one to-do manager you’ll love to use. Because it’s so much more. On October 29 at 12pm PST Samovar Tea founder, Jesse Jacobs, […]
Why I Love the Monk Manual
My morning ritual starts with waking up before the sun, brewing some Masala Chai, and opening my journal to a blank sheet. The pen flows and my book becomes a sacred placeholder for thoughts, feelings, and to dos. Starting the day by clearing my mind has always left me more refreshed and more serene. It’s […]
3 Steps to Transform Stress
Stress, the Monday morning killer. You might have heard about those crazy people who claim to thrive on stress, but for most of us, stress is a royal pain in the ass. It can be all-consuming, debilitating to the mind and body. Typically we do whatever we can to avoid it. Have another drink. Watch […]
Reality As It Is: What A US Admiral and Burmese Meditation Master Taught Me About Surviving the Covid-19 Pandemic
Let’s cut to the case. I am scared about covid-19: the danger to individuals, the danger to society, the uncertainty about what comes next. While this might be the most challenging experience I’ve faced, it’s not my first existential crisis. Running a restaurant and cafe business for nearly twenty years has had its ups and […]
Samovar is Open in the Age of COVID-19
Dear reader, I hope this blog post finds you well. These are truly extraordinary times. Throughout the day, I find myself doing a double take to see if I’m dreaming because I cannot believe my eyes or ears. Overnight, everything has flipped upside down. It’s been difficult for me, for my family, for our staff, for […]
And You For Me Alone
Warning: If you’re prone to earbugs stop reading now because this post may plant a melody in your head that’ll lasts for days. Undaunted? Read on.
SF Eater Featured Samovar in The Mission
SF Eater shares their first impressions of the newest Samovar on 411 Valencia in The Mission. If you’re looking for a leisurely lunch, be sure to visit one of our Tea Lounges. But if you’re looking for a fresh-baked scone and cup of tea brewed in our Tea Crucibles, the new Samovar Tea Bar is just what you need.
Secret to Making a Great Cup of Tea (Video)
Take a look at the Crucible Brewing Process in this video by SF Business Times.