Win a Tea Newbie Set from Samovar Tea

Samovar is a tea shop with several locations in the San Francisco area and an online store. Their mission is to help folks to help relax, connect, and slow down with tea. They source their tea by connecting with “very small, artisan families around the world.” The result is tea that is not only good for the body and soul, but also for the folks who produce it and for the planet.

The wonderful folks at Samovar Tea are generously offering a Tea Newbie Set to one lucky Eat Drink Better reader! The set includes three types of “newbie” teas and a handy tea infuser. There are a few different ways that you can enter:

You can do one of these things, a few, or all of them! Each one gets your “name in the hat” for an additional entry. Just remember to let us know in the comments, so we can be sure to count all of your entries! We’ll choose a winner on June 7th.

Samovar is a tea company with a growing online store and three tea lounges in San Francisco. They are dedicated to promoting a healthier tea lifestyle with their mission to simply “practice peace, drink tea.” In the fast-paced world we live in, they believe that the ritual of tea is the perfect antidote to help people slow down, connect with each other, and feel good. They are also committed to making the world a better place by supporting small farmers and sourcing organic, sustainably farmed teas whenever possible. You can learn more about Samovar’s mission to create a tea renaissance on their website.

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  • Leigh

    I love a nice, hot cup of chamomile tea. It soothes my stomach and is especially calming before bed.

  • Grant M

    My wife’s from New Zealand, and she’s the main influence that has me drinking tea. As such, I tend to prefer it the way they do, which is an English breakfast tea with a bit of sugar and milk. Gonna go make a cup right now, in fact. :)

  • Shazia

    I’ve done all three things (signed up for samovar’s newsletter, and followed both samovar and eat drink better on twitter)

  • Shazia

    I just realized that each post is an entry, so this is my second, saying I’m following samovar on twitter

  • Shazia

    and this is my third entry, for following you guys on twitter

  • my favorite tea is anything fair trade organic :-)

  • michlny

    Favorite Tea – PMS Tea by Traditional Medicinals

  • Kat

    I’m a big green tea drinker. It’s very soothing and gives me a nice pick-up in the morning. I also enjoy herbal teas.

  • rickyfive

    done, done and done …

    My favorite tea so far is White Monkey and a Pu-erh. Enjoying both of those quite a bit!

  • Jason

    Nothing is better in fall then a nice cup of pu-erh

  • Marni

    I love chamomile and a great tea party. I am also following on twitter

  • Divya M

    Want! Here’s my latest concoction: mixed Amaretto & Passion Fruit Oolong tea. That thing is DELISH! I’ve called it Mistryfication.

  • Lindsey

    I am not a tea newbie but would love the tea newbie set. My favorite tea depends on the time of the day…green tea in the morning followed by Earl Grey or Irish tea, an herbal tea in the afternoon or chamomile at night.

  • Cherylyn

    I signed up for the newsletter and I happen to love Earl Grey tea with just a bit of honey. Delish!

  • Started following you on twitter as well as tweeting about this contest. I am @AdamHansen if anyone else on twitter is interested. :)

  • There’s a tea called Throat Coat that is absolutely delicious. Not sure what’s in it, though.

  • Marilyn

    Two of my favorite tea flavors are Argo Tea’s Darjeeling Champagne and Eden Organic’s Hojicha.

  • Megan

    My favorite type of tea is anything with ginger in it. I love ginger!

  • coffee shop around the corner has the best blend…with a little agave syrup and a splash of cream…perfect for when i don’t want coffee breath!

  • following on twitter and facebook as well (@Home_Solar)

  • One of my favorite teas is actually from samovar. Scarlet Sable is a blend of black and rooibos tea, it’s definitely one of my favorites of all time!

  • Bradley

    Tweeted about gettin’ some tea. http://twitter.com/mcgufbd/statuses/14714327472

  • …and tweeted about it. does that count too? yes!

  • I looove breakfast tea in the morning. But I also love Earl Grey.

  • Maureen

    I love Mint tea especially iced mint tea because it is so refreshing.

  • Marilyn

    Tulsi tea with chamomile and honey is good in the evening.

  • I love Afternoon Darjeeling Tea!!! It is delicious! Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner!

  • Tea with ginger is my favorite medicine for an upset stomach, and chai tea with almond milk is another favorite. Also following @samovarlife on twitter!

  • Kim

    I also signed up for the Eat Drink Better newsletter. Thanks–cool site!

  • Bradley

    I’m now following this cool site. Eat. Drink. Better. – Agreed

  • Kim

    My favorite is Darjeeling with a little milk and sugar.

  • Gwen

    I love white teas in general, but lately tisanes (especially Hibiscus Spice with cinnamon from Teahouse Kuan Yin in Seattle) have become a near-daily indulgence!

  • Gretchen

    My favorite teas are the oolongs.. especially the milky/buttery ones.

    • Gretchen

      Also – just started following Samovar and Eat.Drink…Better on Twitter

  • Gwen

    I’ve been on the Samovar newsletter list since its inception and have just added myself to the Eat.Drink.Better list! Thanks for spreading the word about my favorite San Francisco tea spot.

  • Jeffrey Posey

    There are so many good teas to choose from as my favorite, but I think my favorite style might be Pu-erh and I love Samovar’s Palace Pu-erh.

  • Jennifer

    Earl Grey with a little honey~

  • I love green teas!

  • Richard Louis James

    My week is not complete unless I make a trip into the city to experience the tranquility, exquisite food and one of the great Pu-erh’s at Samovar.

  • Gela

    I love cardamom tea! I am excited to see the newbie set COULD be mine. Thanks for the offer to sign up to win.

  • scott

    i am now a follower of eat.drink.better. :)

  • Eve

    I love quite a few of Samovar’s teas.
    Maiden’s Ecstasy
    Lychee Black
    Ocean of Wisdom
    Ryokucha
    and Samovar Masala Chai
    just to name a few ;)

    I have the Samovar life newsletter and I love learning about the events and new deals! I <3 Samovar teas~~

  • Kassandra

    My current favourite tea is Love Tea from the San Francisco Tea company.But I love ALL tea!!

  • Kassandra

    Signed up for your newsletter!

  • Kassandra

    also signed up for Samovar’s newsletter!

  • I like ’em all! Chai’s at the top of the list, though :)

  • Leticia

    Ocean of Wisdom is our absolute favorite tea.

  • Marilyn

    I enjoy drinking Champagne Dharjeeling after steeping it in my 1960’s Japanese teapot!

  • Jessica

    Tea is such a personal thing… your taste is dependent on so many factors – what you’re eating, how you’re feeling, the time of day, the weather…

    My current favorite is Pu-erh tea – it’s full-bodied, rich and smooth without the slightest hint of bitterness. It’s caffeinated, but wonderful for any time of day – morning & night. If you’re interested, Samovar has a wonderful selection!

  • Jessica

    PS. That was my entry for Eat.Drink…Better. :)

  • Jessica

    PPS. I also just signed up for the Samovar newsletter! :)

    • Jessica

      And now following on Facebook & Twitter…

  • mikell

    Maiden’s Ecstasy Pu-Er from Samovar is my fav.

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  • Nothing beats a good cup of high quality green tea! Well, except a great cup of coffee. Thankfully I get to indulge in both now and then!

  • My favorite tea is a cinnamon spice tea from Harneys.

  • Just friended Samovar on Twitter (@less_sweet)

  • I already follow you on Twitter (@less_sweet)

  • Just became a fan on Facebook.

  • chris

    I signed up for the eatdrinkbetter newsletter.

  • Linda

    just found your site and am thrilled to start learning about your teas.

    I have signed up for your Samovar newsletter

  • maria

    I signed up for the newletter and I would love a samovar tea set!

  • Beth Wardlaw

    I’ve been trying to switch from coffee to tea and have found an awesome breakfast blend of black tea and chocolate that I am in love with. Then I switch to a green (right now I’m on a peppermint green tea kick) for a little afternoon refreshment. Helps to keep me focused :-)

  • Chris M.

    My favorite tea is the High Mountain Gensing Oolong. Oolongs have long been my favorite tea, always looking for new types though!

  • Ruthie

    my favorite tea would have to be japanese green tea yum!