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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 […]

Pu-erh 101

A lot of customers have been asking about Pu-erh tea, so, I thought I would provide a bit of insight into this really magical brew…
Pu-erh is a category of tea, just like Black tea is a category of tea.

Liberating the Entrepreneurial Spirit for Good

Business can really make a difference for the greater good. Look at how Samovar makes people feel: good, healthy, and happy. That’s our purpose. And, although it isn’t easy, it is fun, and rewarding to see our customers smile and express their gratitude.

People of Samovar: Meet Paul T.’s Mom

This entry is from Paul T., one of our esteemed Samovar family members. You might see him at Yerba Buena Gardens, sipping Maiden’s Ecstasy, or writing, or doing a tea tasting. Paul was home in Michigan this Thanksgiving, and had a very special tea service with his mother.

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