Offering a variety of teas from around the globe, Samovar Tea Lounge is the perfect place to grab a light meal and delicious cup of tea! With themed tea menus, you can indulge in tea and snacks from a variety of countries. I had the oppourtunity to try the Moorish Tea Service, the Russia Tea Service, and the Grilled Agor Cheese Sandwich.
All three menu items were delicious and unique. I will admit, the food was not super filling, but the experience was well worth it, so i'd recommend this place for if you’re in the mood for a light in between lunch and dinner meal.
The Grilled Agor Cheese sandwich was a spin off of the traditional grilled cheese. It included sun dried tomato, pesto, and was served on whole-wheat ciabatta. The Moorish Tea service was the best plate we ordered that day. Gaining inspiration from the Middle East and Africa, the Moorish service included Halloumi (a type of cheese) and veggie kebabs, mint salad, hummus, roasted egg plant, greek yogurt, herbed crackers, and chèvre-stuffed dates. The Russia Tea Service included tarragon-marinated beets, smoked whitefish and horseradish, deviled egg with caviar, herbed crackers, fresh fruit, and a chocolate brownie for dessert!
When it came time for tea, we decided to try a variety. I had the Jasmine Tea Lemonade which was incredibly floral, sweet, citrusy, and refreshing. I also tried the Samovar Masala Chai, which was sweet and spicy. It was classic black tea mixed with cloves, cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, palm nectar, and milk. It was creamy and delicious. The last tea I tried was the Samovar Russian Blend. This tea was very interesting and tasted very unique, but enjoyable. It was a strong black tea, with a smoky, sweet, and fruity flavor.
If you’re in the mood for exotic tea and menu items, make a trip to Samovar Tea Lounge!
Tea Sweets platter, Samovar Tea Lounge, Zen Valley, San Francisco. My favorite: the Brownie with Green Tea Mousse. Delicious! We didn’t finish the desserts because the tea service & cheese platter was so delicious. The desserts went back to her husband. :)