Tea brings people together, and Samovar brings people to tea. In this interview series let the stories of these fearless folk educate and entertain, and deliver you a dose of daily inspiration. These real people doing really amazing things, encourage us all to wake up to the “now” and do something momentous with our lives. Join Samovar Tea Lounge founder Jesse Jacobs as he shares good tea with friends, some famous and some not, but all of them inspiring and unique. Featured guests include best selling authors Dr. Andrew Weil, Tim Ferriss, Chip Conley, and Dean Karnazas, tech entrepreneur and Digg.com founder Kevin Rose, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, craigslist.org founder Craig Newmark, and others.
Tea with Graham Hill, Full Length Audio
33:37Knowledge is power, and Graham Hill channels knowledge into inspiration and action through the green news site TreeHugger.com. As a serial “designpreneur,” Graham shares about the challenges of entrepreneurship, and how to make a difference through your work.
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Tea with Jeff Mendelsohn: Ocean of Wisdom, Full Length Audio
41:28As founder of New Leaf Paper, Jeff has been a visionary leader in the evolution of the green business community. We met over a pot of tea to discuss business as a force for good, the dirty side of the paper industry, and creating lasting change.
Tea with Jeff Riddle: Downy Sprout, Bai Hao Oolong
1:03:15I believe Jeff is soon to be a household name in business and social media, because of his really unique take on why and how to build relationships. Jeff and I sip some Downy Sprout at Samovar Sanchez and talk about why (and how) to build really deep relationships – for improved life, work, and … Continue reading Tea with Jeff Riddle: Downy Sprout, Bai Hao Oolong →
Tea with Craig Newmark: Jasmine Lemonade, Nocturnal Bliss, Full Length Audio
25:53Virtually everyone you know uses craigslist.org. Finally, now, you can meet the maker: Craig! Nocturnal bliss is our tea of choice for this episode where Craig discusses how he got started, and what he’s up to with craigslist.
Tea with Stephanie Bernstein: Wei Chi Cha, Masala Chai, Full Length Audio
43:30Bamboo cutlery? Yep – it’s taking the country by storm actually, and Stephanie Bernstein and her company are leading the way. Stephanie takes time out from a busy life to chill and chat over a pot of Wei Chi Cha. Stephanie is doing great things, and creating a great company. Join us for tea as … Continue reading Tea with Stephanie Bernstein: Wei Chi Cha, Masala Chai, Full Length Audio →
Tea with Tim Ferriss: First Flush Nishi Sencha, Orange Ginger, Full Length Audio
1:28:46Tim and I have tea and talk creativity, motivation, inspiration, and a bit of tech. In this episode we connect over a pot of Nishi First Flush organic green tea, which is super healthy, and talk about the creative process and how to get over fear. Stay tuned for an upcoming episode dedicated to his … Continue reading Tea with Tim Ferriss: First Flush Nishi Sencha, Orange Ginger, Full Length Audio →
Tea with Chip Conley: Monkey Picked Iron Goddess of Oolong, Nocturnal Bliss, Full Length Audio
49:46Chip and I sit down for some dinner and tea to chat about the relationship between psychology (Abraham Maslow) and work (Joie de Vivre and Samovar). How Maslow’s “hierarchy of needs” can be applied to the workplace for not only more bottom line profit, but perhaps more importantly, for positive culture and joy (which incidentally … Continue reading Tea with Chip Conley: Monkey Picked Iron Goddess of Oolong, Nocturnal Bliss, Full Length Audio →
Tea with Dean Karnazes: Moorish Mint, Wuyi Oolong, Full Length Audio
45:35Dean runs a marathon every single day. Seriously. Then he comes home, makes breakfast for his kids, and then gets down to writing. He writes books about endurance, with the goal of inspiring others to do like him: live an actualized life. That is, live a life that you’re meant to live. We enjoy a … Continue reading Tea with Dean Karnazes: Moorish Mint, Wuyi Oolong, Full Length Audio →
Tea with Kevin Rose: Masala Chai, Samovar Breakfast Blend, Wuyi Oolong, Full Length Audio
47:48Fresh baked breakfast scones and strong black tea go great together, and Kevin and I enjoy them as we chat about how he got started with social media site Digg.com. He’s not running Digg any longer, but he’s still going strong in his love for tea, and, well on his way with his newest tech startup.