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How Tea is Made

Picking. Sorting. Steaming. Firing. Twisting. Oxidizing. All of these techniques and more are used to produce the best tasting tea. Learn more about how the perfect leaf becomes the perfect sip. All tea is made from the same plant. Yes, you read right, all tea, whether it’s black, oolong, green, white, or pu-erh, comes from […]

Learn About Green Tea

What makes Green Tea green? Low oxidation gives the popular blend its jade, emerald, grassy, oceanic, fresh, lively, uplifting, cooling and naturally nourishing aspects, to mention just a few.

Learn About Black Tea

Fully oxidized, hearty, and high in caffeine, Black Tea originated as Chinese Hong Ta, or “Red Tea”, but the black leaf color and demand of the West helped it make a more popular name for itself.

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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