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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 […]

Rosie Palmer Lemon Iced Tea Recipe

It’s 1960 at the Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colorado. A man steps up to the bar and orders an iced tea with lemonade. Nearby, a woman recognizes him as he walks away and says to the bartender, “I’ll have that Palmer drink,” inadvertently launching the iced tea phenomenon known as The Arnold Palmer.

Read on to learn more about our take on this classic drink and how to make it at home.

How To Make Cold-Brewed Teas

Learn how to cold-brew your tea for a refreshing, end-of-summer treat. Lindsey shares the know-how for this cool and easy brewing method.

Jasmine Green Tea Lemonade Recipe

When the weather gets hot, Jasmine Green Tea Lemonade chills the palette and calms the mind. It’s one of the best-sellers at our Tea Lounges, but for years we’ve held the recipe as a closely-guarded secret. Take a look as we lay bare our coveted Iced Tea recipe.

There’s Only One First Time: A Samovar Oolong Tradition

Oolong tea can be dangerous. Lilies explode in full bloom… Autumn leaves fall in the woods… Tree-ripened peach juice drips down your chin… The aromas and flavors weave together in beguiling combination. An experience with oolong lingers in your memory like a lover’s kiss.

Tea Traditions: Afternoon Tea

At Samovar Tea Lounge, our tea and food menu draws from tea cultures around the world, from Morocco, to Japan, to China, to India. One of our most popular dishes is the English Tea Service, inspired by the traditional “afternoon tea.” The 19th-century Duchess of Bedford is credited with inventing afternoon tea. At the time, […]

Vitamin C in Your Tea

Our organic Hibiscus Bliss isn’t a replacement for a multivitamin, but this caffeine-free blend contains natural vitamin C, which promotes a healthy immune system, skin, eyes, and heart. The “C” in Hibiscus Bliss comes from two herbs: hibiscus and rosehips. Hibiscus is a bright red tropical flower which may also help lower blood pressure. Rosehips, […]

Meet the Goddess

Her name is Tie Kuan Yin. It means the Iron Goddess of Mercy, but to us she’s the Goddess of Tea. According to Chinese legend, Kuan Yin’s temple was located in the Fujian province of China. At one point the temple became very dilapidated. A poor farmer took notice, and whenever he had a chance […]

How to Kick Coffee

At Samovar Tea Lounge, we get a lot of customers coming in asking us how they can kick the coffee habit. We never hear people asking how they can get off tea though. Why is this? I have nothing against coffee, and enjoy the occasional well-brewed cup of Joe just as much as the next […]

White Tea: The Least Processed of All Teas

  White teas are processed so gently that you can still see the fuzzy hairs on the tea buds. To make white tea, the baby tea buds and tender young leaves of the tea plant are picked, then dried in the sun. After one to three days, they’re baked briefly to halt the oxidation process. […]

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