We just got an email pitching the same event our friend Hiya wrote about here.

Samovar Tea Lounge is launching a new six-part Tea Salon Series entitled “Coping With The New Economy,” which…brings together some of the finest Bay Area minds in finance, spirituality, technology, entrepreneurialism, self help and the environment in an interview/forum format, moderated by Samovar owner Jesse Jacobs and events associate Jennifer Sauer (Author of The Way to Tea: Your Adventure Guide to San Francisco Tea Culture).

Samovar Tea Lounge will serve fine premium teas equally valued at the cost of admission ($12) at the start of each event. Dining is available from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm prior to the forum. Discount tickets are also available: two people for $20 (single event), or three tickets (three individual events) for $30. All events will be held from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, and tickets are available for purchase at Samovar’s Zen Valley location.

Hey, you know how I’m “Coping With The New Economy”? By giving up luxuries like 12 buck tea. Wonder if they’ll cover that in the presentations?

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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