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 […]
“Tea Mind is wanting what you have rather than angling to get what you want.” Jennifer shares the insights of Samovar Tea Salon speaker, Will Rosenzweig, who encourages us to take life in sip by sip.
Jennifer continues her blog series about the importance of quality for brewing delicious tea.
Lindsey “Vee” writes about America’s exciting tea renaissance. “The U.S. is in the midst of a tea renaissance. Tea traditions that had long lain dormant under the surface of American culture have sprung to vibrant life. Tea rituals, tea flavors and types, tea foods and teaware have begun to intermix with one another to create a new fusion style of tea that is wildly international and yet distinctly American.”
Simon reports on one of the oldest trade routes in the world: China’s Ancient Tea-Horse Road. Tea has been brought into the Himalayas for over a millennium via this rugged foot path.
Samovarians Jodet and Lorraine travel to Taiwan to experience the craft of Oolong Tea, first hand.
Tea is hot! And no one steeps patrons in the ancient and enduring properties of tea like San Francisco’s Samovar Tea Lounge. In this compelling podcast, owner Jesse Jacobs explores the reverberations of how one cup of tea serenely enjoyed influences peace throughout the world. Visiting with modern Tea Masters, Jacobs uncovers the mysterious roots […]
Christie Bartlett, Founding Director of Ursaenke Society, San Francisco talks about the history of Urasenke, why tea gatherings matter today, and the ripple effect of “peace through a bowl of tea.” – What is a “tea gathering?” – Spontaneity through structure and the art of tea – Slowing down time, appreciating fleeting moments – Sipping […]
Mostaffa and Omar brew traditional Moroccan tea and espouse on the harmonizing effects of Moroccan tea, Moroccan culture , and food- for all to embrace. – How to make traditional Moroccan tea – A gathering of family and friends around the Moroccan tea table – Moroccan tea culture and the growing American tea culture – […]
Jennifer Sauer, photographer, Bon Teavant, author of Way to Tea, (the beautiful guide to tea culture in the San Francisco Bay Area), shares her audio interview with Samovar founder, Jesse Jacobs.