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Lychee – Black Tea

Ingredients: Chinese black tea, lychee flavor. Flavor Profile: Light bodied and as sweet as the lychee fruit that sweetens this brew. A lingering rosy fragrance is met with the slightly malty, very smooth, and mild liquor flavor of the black tea. Tea Story: Drink this tea, feel the fruit. Lychee fruit blended with black tea is great hot, but even better when served chilled. We don’t have too many hot, hot days in San Francisco, but when we do, we always make a chilled version of our Lychee Black to refresh us. Light bodied, extremely refreshing, and lightly sweetened by the fruit itself. This tea also makes for a great dessert brew. Use it instead of port after a good meal. Samovarian Poetry: Lychee flowers naturally sweeten this light, salubrious, brew. Food Pairing: Imagine crispy, buttered toast with apricot preserve. The Lychee Black is the sweet-tooth’s healthy companion. The perfect breakfast tea with milk – no sugar is necessary: this tea is sweet on its own. Pair with mild goat cheeses or brie. Deserts with fruit or scones with cream and jam. For more information: shop.samovarlife.com

Lapsang Souchong – Black Tea

Ingredients: Organic black tea from Fujian, China. Flavor Profile: Astringent, bold, and downright smoky. Lapsang Souchong is famous for its aroma that suggests smoke-cured meat, or delicious bacon, but the flavor is lightly tarry, subtly sweet, and potently smokey. Tea Story: Pine-smoked intensi-tea. Lapsang Souchong has been withered over pine or cedar fires, pan-fired, rolled, and roasted, before finally drying in bamboo baskets over burning pine. Lapasang Souchong is not for the faint-hearted. Unlike anything else, and totally unmistakable. Lapsang is an unusual, exotic delight with milk and sugar. Or try some with some almond milk and honey when gathered around a mountain campfire, or dining-room candle. Samovarian Poetry: Zealously tarry, ancient & smoky. Delicious with milk & sugar. Food Pairings: Lapsang Souchong is great paired with spicy or salty foods. The smoky flavor especially compliments smoked fish and poultry. A classic desert pairing is Lapsang Souchong and chocolate: pot de creme, truffles, or eclair. Burnt caramel and Lapsang are also a well- mirrored flavor treat. Think creme brule. Many a San Francisco chef has come to us to buy our Lapang Souchong wholesale for use in their kitchen. The pine smoke depth of this tea has made its way into marinades and baked onto poultry and fish. At the tea lounge we pair it with our Smoked Salmon dishes, Ginger Quinoa Waffle, Wasabi-Ceasar salad, and Chinese style stir-fry. For more information: shop.samovarlife.com
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Samovar Masala Chai – Black Tea

Ingredients: Organic Chinese black tea, organic cardamom, organic ginger, organic cinnamon, organic clove, organic black pepper. Flavor Profile: Broad flavors of cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, clove, and other ancient secret spices… Our chai is rich and balanced. Subtly sweet- even without the addition of milk and sugar. When prepared traditionally (simmered in milk with sugar) our masala chai is full-flavored, spicy, sweet, creamy, and deep. Tea Story: Samovar’s Masala Chai has people from all over the Bay Area coming for that cozy, creamy, and dreamy experience. Our secret masala chai recipe was created from a combination of several collected family recipes from across India.We use only organic whole spices and organic, whole-leaf black tea. The resulting drink is a perfect and flavorful balance of spice and tea… and totally addictive. Masala is Hindi for “spice” and Chai means “tea”- so Masala Chai simply means “Spiced Tea.” And now, wherever you are, you can take our chai with you. Samovarian Poetry: Spicy, creamy, and everything nice. Who doesn’t love chai? Cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, cloves…just add whole milk or rice milk and some raw cane sugar! Food Pairing: Pair Samovar’s Masala Chai with Indian food of course! Here at the tea lounge, we’ll drink it while nibbling on turmeric flavored cookies and cakes or savoring tofu curry over basmati rice. Sip on our chai while enjoying a chocolate pastry so the chocolate goodness can mingle
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