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Tea and Chocolate Pairing

Join me and Charles Chocolates founder Chuck Siegal as we dive deep into world class chocolate and how to taste it, how to discern good chocolate, and pairing it with our stellar teas. Learn about the finer details of what makes good chocolate so good with San Francisco entrepreneur Chuck as he joins me in sipping awsome tea, and learning all about how to taste: Terroire, melt-on-the-tongue technique,  pairing white chocolate with matcha and more.

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Zen & the Art of Life Management

Join me and my good friends, and role models Leo Babauta, author of the awesome blog Zen Habits, Four Hour Workweek author Tim Ferriss, and VP of the San Francisco Zen Center, Susan O’Connell as we have tea, and connect on the meaning of life, zen, and how to live with joy in a world full of technology and distraction.

Topics Include…

  • What is Zen?
  • How to do Zen
  • How these people manage their lives
  • How to live with meaning
  • How to use the technology and the tools of our times
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Tea Mavericks of America – Panel Discussion

(Complete video, approximately 1.5 hours)

I recently had tea with these amazing guys, jointly responsible for making the tea market what it is today. Taking the time for tea and talk, these guys shared their experiences, insights, and their take on why tea is taking off today. CEO of Rishi Tea, Joshua Kaiser, Author James Norwood Pratt, CEO and Alchemist Ahmed Rahim, CEO of Digg Kevin Rose, Tea Pioneer David Lee Hoffman, and Samovar founder Jesse Jacobs all gather for tea at Samovar Tea Lounge.

Some of the topics discussed include:

  • Each person’s history and how they came to be doing what they’re doing
  • Their personal tea ritual
  • Why tea is gaining unprecedented popularity in America
  • How they can be competitors as well as supporters of eachother
  • Best tea for Sex
  • Much more… 
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Samovar Yerba Buena Live: Tea & Wine Tasting with Gary Vaynerchuk and Kevin Rose

The first ever wine and tea tasting with my friends Gary Vaynerchuk, Kevin Rose. Filmed live at Samovar in downtown SF, this episode features these teas:
Downy Sprout, Gyukoro Inoka Hill, RyokuchaMonkey Picked Iron Goddess of MercyPhoenix oolong, Hong Yue, and Blood Orange Pu-erh.

And these wines:

  • Shibumi Knoll Chardonay 2008
  • Shibumi Knoll Cab 2007
  • Kistler Sonoma Chardonnay 2007