My mom is a coffee addict and growing up, I remember waking up to the smell of hot coffee brewing in the pot every morning. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) I'm not a big coffee drinker now. I mostly enjoy a hot cup of chai tea and Chris is the same. That's why when we stumbled upon Samovar Tea while shopping in San Francisco, where they only serve fresh-brewed tea, it was the perfect afternoon refreshment. I love how simple Samovar is, with just a few options on the menu, some delicious treats and the wall bench seating. I got the traditional Matcha Chai Black Tea brewed all day in beautiful copper pots. It was creamy and kind of spicy and so so good. Highly recommend a stop at Samovar if you're in the city!