So I have to share another foodie find in San Francisco: Samovar Tea Lounge. I discovered Samovar through two recommendations: Heidi’s San Francisco List at 101 Cookbooks, and a tweet my favourite local tea shop — David’s Tea. And I am so glad I did!
This was my amazing view for two of my lunches. I was at the beautiful Yerba Buena Gardens location, and enjoyed sitting outside in December with my lunch and tea.
I enjoyed this amazing fruit plate with my favourite new combination: blue cheese and honeycomb. WOW. I intellectually understood the idea of blue cheese and honeycomb, but you have to try them together.
Each flavour offsets the other — from the sharp stinky cheese to the almost-cloying floral sweetness of the honeycomb and back again.
And it didn’t hurt to have a lovely view:
And a cup of tea blended for The Dalai Lama (cool!): rooibos, honeybush, ginger, licorice, cloves, and cinnamon. I sat for a couple of hours on this gorgeous patio contemplating, relaxing, and recharging over a pot of tea. Perfection.