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Health & Wellness for the Samovar Family

Since 2002, we have operated Samovar with a single goal: bringing people together over tea. Just as many of you have been adjusting your routines in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), so has our team here at Samovar. Over the past couple weeks, we’ve reviewed and enhanced our practices to continue serving delicious food and […]

Tea time, nitro-style

Tea time, nitro-style Cool, creamy, full bodied, refreshing, sugar and calorie free, and with zero to high caffeine. That’s right, it’s Nitro-Tea-Time, and we are excited to be launching our newest menu additions…Pineapple Coconut Baozhong Oolong, Cardamom-Rose Wild Crafted Black, Golden Turmeric Ginger, Pan-fired Bancha Green and more. Swing by Fillmore Street or Yerba Buena […]

How to make a cocktail with Jasmine tea

Inspired by our delicious Rosy Persian tea-cocktail, we wanted to share this simple Green tea cocktail recipe with you. As with California Persian or Earl Grey you can also infuse vodka with Jasmine Green for a floral burst. This cold-brew infusion of vodka and Jasmine Green makes an amazing vodka tonic drink with notes of sweet jasmine […]

Mindfulness Tea

Visit our tea lounge at Yerba Buena Gardens (before 10 am) or our 411 Valencia St. or 1910 Fillmore St. tea houses (before 8 am) and when you ask for the “Mindfulness Tea” we’ll serve up a complimentary cup of the house-selected tea or herbal. What’s the catch? Our only request is that you power down your digital distractions and settle in for 60 minutes of a quiet, tea drinking meditation. Learn more…

A server prepares a cup of chai

Tea Leaves and Aprons: it’s all in the detail

Tea Leaves The size of every tea leaf matters. Leaves that are consistent in size, shape, and color mean that the cup of tea will be complex and consistent. The leaves will steep evenly, delivering a brew that has a unique aroma, body, taste and aftertaste. And it’s much more work to grow and select […]

Pouring Masala Chai at 1910 Fillmore St

Why We Serve

Every morning at Samovar the day begins with water. We boil water in our three-gallon, hand hammered copper pots and begin the first pot of the day of our masala chai. At 6 AM every single day, 363 days a year (we skip Christmas and Thanksgiving), the aroma of freshly blended cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, black […]

Overcoming the Distracted Mind

Every day we are bombarded by distractions. It can feel like our attention is being pulled in a million different directions at once. How can we enjoy the benefits of modern technology while maintaining focus, productivity and well-being? Luckily, we’ve got neuroscientists on our side to help us understand how our brains work and identify tools […]

5 Steps To Tapping Your Creativity

Let’s face it, we’re all ridiculously busy, and getting busier all the time. The simple truth is we can’t add more hours to the day, so the only way to achieve our goals is to get further with the time we have. After years doing leadership development in corporate high-tech, and then coaching many talented professionals in my executive coaching practice, I’ve honed a set of productivity rituals to ensure that I not only deliver on my commitments, but that I make time to be open to inspiration, creativity, and “big ideas”.

Tea Magick—A Party on the Intuitive Side

Come to Samovar to drink tea while you mix and mingle with kindred spirits drawn together to celebrate a shared passion for living the intuitive side of life. Whether your soul searching brings you to Burning Man or keeps you close to home this August, join our three modern-day mystics at Samovar’s hidden gem in Hayes […]

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