Samovar Yerba Buena Gardens: San Francisco, California
Perhaps the most serene spot in all of San Francisco, California, Samovar Yerba Buena Gardens is a hidden gem resting on a peaceful terrace and overlooking beautiful Yerba Buena Gardens. Samovar Yerba Buena Gardens, housed in a modern, and sleek glass building, may initial seem very different from its more retro cousins: Samovar Zen Valley and Samovar Mission-Castro. However, in actuality, the tea lounge’s spectacular urban garden setting, coupled with a delightful Asian infused menu, and a choice of over a hundred wonderful teas from around the world, makes Samovar Yerba Buena Gardens the perfect addition to the hip and inspired Samovar family.
Erick Xicum is the Manager of Samovar Yerba Buena Gardens. “Erick has a passion for Japanese green teas, yoga and meditation retreats, tasting and analyzing tea, and is generally good at anything that involves movement; he's a fitness freak!"
The Concierge Questionnaire: Erick Xicum, Manager
What is your favorite word to describe San Francisco?
What word best reflects the people of San Francisco?
What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in San Francisco?
Dolores Park or Golden Gate Park.
Dolores Park: 19th and Dolores Street
Golden Gate Park: Stanyan and Great Highway
Please visit Golden Gate Park for “highlights” and more!
What is your favorite outdoor activity in San Francisco?
Walking the hills of San Francisco.
What is your favorite indoor activity in San Francisco?
Yoga and rock climbing at Mission Cliffs (yup, it’s indoors).
Mission Cliffs: 2295 Harrison Street
Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 6:30am-10pm, Tuesday and Thursday 6:30am-11pm and Saturday-Sunday 9am-7pm
What is your favorite sound or noise in San Francisco?
The sound of the wind and the church in Yerba Buena Gardens.
Yerba Buena Gardens:
Please visit Yerba Buena Gardens for directions and more!
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church’s “rich spiritual history extends 158 years” and is an official historic landmark of the City of San Francisco.
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church: 756 Mission Street (between 3rd and 4th Streets)
Please visit St. Patrick’s Catholic Church for Mass Schedule, as well as historic tour information!
What is your favorite smell or taste in San Francisco? Masala chai - the smells of the spices, creaminess, freshness of the cardamom.
What drink best reflects San Francisco? Monkey Picked Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tea). It's complex, slightly dark, roasted, but still fresh.
What song or type of music best reflects San Francisco?
Meditative. Down Tempo.
Downtempo world music is played at all of the Samovar Tea Lounge locations!
If Heaven were San Francisco, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome in the best place to relax and have fun.
Samovar Yerba Buena Gardens: San Francisco, California • 730 Howard Street, San Francisco, California • Phone: 415-227-9400