March 30, 2006

Two friends at the Samovar Tea Lounge

I had not seen my friend Maura in a few months. We reunited over tea at Samovar Tea Lounge in San Francisco.

Samovar offers the traditional English Tea Service as well as a Japanese Service with traditional Matcha; a Moorish Tea with dolmas, olives, and Moorish-style mint tea; and a Russian Tea with Bergamot bread pudding and Russian-blend black tea. The lounge also serves a long list of herbal, green, white, and black teas as well as a variety of savory and sweet foods.

What we ordered:
Me: Bergamot bread pudding served with walnuts and honey, a cup of Masala chai
Maura: Homemade cherry buckwheat scone with clotted cream, a pot of Moorish mint

Me: The chai was rich and creamy. Bergamot is good in tea (earl grey) but better in a pastry.
Maura: The mint tea was served with a honeyed water that was spiced just right!

A pot of Moorish mint
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