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Tea Leaves and Aprons: it’s all in the detail

Tea Leaves The size of every tea leaf matters. Leaves that are consistent in size, shape, and color mean that the cup of tea will be complex and consistent. The leaves will steep evenly, delivering a brew that has a unique aroma, body, taste and aftertaste. And it’s much more work to grow and select […]

Jodet, Samovar Leader Reports on her Learnings

Jodet, one of our esteemed leaders recently put together her thoughts on her 2008 learnings at Samovar. They were so amazing, we had to share them!

“Work is love made visible. Everything else is secondary.”

The Most Important Question in Your Life

Did I Make a Difference?
When it’s all said and done, will you consider whether your presence on this planet made one iota of difference? We believe everyone wants to know their lives made a difference.

Slow Down 2008

Living in 2008, we sometimes get caught up in all our obligations and to-do lists., forgetting about the little things in life. At Samovar, we intentionally try to slow you down. Sometimes that can be painful, so please be patient. Through your pot of tea, and the experience of brewing, it, serving it, and sipping it, you will come to actually enjoy beauty of slowness.

Trade Secrets of Samovar Tea Lounge

At Samovar, we treat the business of the tea experience, our work, as our art. And, we’re really proud of the art we are making for this world. The way we see it, the secret to being a successful artist is to really be able to listen.

(Part I) Business is Nothing … But Stories of People

Business is not about profit, money, software, HR, taxes, credit lines, technology, training, payroll, or anything else. Nope. Business is actually just stories of people and their lives.

Slow Money, Slow Food, Slow Tea, Slow Living

Sometimes customers complain that the service at Samovar is slow. That’s intentional. We are about tasting the experience of life, through a cup of tea. We slow you down, and sometimes the first time is painful. But customers come back, again and again because….they like it.

The Bottom Line is Where the Rubber Meets the Road

The bottom line is profit, or not. What happens when the only goal is about financial profit? Generally speaking, if that’s the primary overarching goal, then nothing else matters. People don’t matter. The environment doesn’t matter. Even the longevity of the company doesn’t matter. Only profit matters, and it is achieved at all and any […]

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