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The New York Times Visits Samovar

“Fine Teas Flower in the Bay Area.” The New York Times Travel section pays a relaxing visit to Samovar Tea Lounge Mission-Castro.

Passage to Peace, Exploring Tea Culture – Today

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 […]

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.

Samovar Tea Lounge Mission in a Teacup

For those of you who may not have had the chance to visit us in person, to experience what life is like in the tea lounge, you might not really understand our mission. So, we decided to put it down on paper, or screen in this case.

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.

Samovar Staff Speak Out: How to Spot Your Own Sweet Darjeeling

  Julian, one of our most esteemed tea gurus talks tea, and dating and how to best blend the two! You can learn so much about a person by what kind of tea they order. Don’t get me wrong – I was definitely a peppermint Stash kind of guy when I walked into Samovar for […]

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