came up by train to sample the afternoon tea at this tearoom. Atmosphere kind of a asian /urban fusion. Different from the victorian/british style I lean towards but a pleasant enough experience nevertheless.
Pleasant little nook in the antique mall. We went there for tea on impulse and enjoyed ourselves. The food was tasty and visually appealing. I liked the tea paraphanalia that was on view. It added to the atmosphere. I could wish that the tea room was just a tad larger as the size of the place would be the only drawback that I can think of...Having people go past you to one of the closeby table tends to break that 'tea time serenity' that I like to have when I visit a shop. Still all in all not a bad place by any means and the owner was very pleasant indeed
I was visiting San Francisco and went to Samovar. I was expecting a more 'elegant' atmosphere than I found. Yet I can't say I was disappointed in the 'new age urban funk' ambiance that I found. Service was very good and I have to say that the Russian menu choice I made was very good. Once I acclimated I quite enjoyed getting my tea from the samovar. I enjoyed the smoky taste of the tea I chose. All in all Samovar was a very good experience on my tea journey. Next time I am in San Francisco I would like to vist the Yerba site. What's a tea journey if you don't try something just a little different?