Samovar Ambassadors Nick Bastone and Miles Hischier are 4th year undergraduates at UC Berkeley with a passion for tea and an eagerness to spread the newly evolving tea culture to a younger crowd. Drinking tea isn’t cute anymore. It’s becoming something cool. Something you can pour when hanging out with buddies, something you can do at parties. That’s right, no more tea parties. Kids these days are partying with tea.
Every Tuesday Night at the Volcom Surf Shop on Telegraph Ave. (just a half block away from the Berkeley campus) Nick and Miles call up their friends, tell them to bring their friends, and a tea “session” emerges on the second floor loft overlooking the store. This past week, Samovar supplied the three teas featured at the Volcom Sessions. It was oolong week, so we hooked them up with some of our favorites: Bao Zhong, Monkey Picked Iron Goddess of Mercy, and Wuyi Dark Roast.
Samovar was excited to sponsor this event, and we look forward to many more Volcom Tea Sessions in the future! Enter Nick and Miles:
Photos by Philip Liborio Gangi