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Samovar Photo Contest

Take the teahouse to the streets!

Whether sipping from a Samovar Thermos, a traditional mate gourd, or a personal travel cup, folks around the world are taking their Samovar teas with them wherever they go. Share your tea adventures and you could win $200 in tea and tea ware!

The Where Do You Brew? photo contest is that simple – just take a picture of yourself brewing your Samovar tea. Riding the bus to work? Scuba diving? Mountain climbing? Or just chilling at the Tea Lounges? We want to see the coolest spots where you’re brewing tea!

Win the contest and you’ll get all sorts of tea gear for more adventures: a $70 gift certificate for the online store, a Samovar Tetsubin, a Samovar Thermos, and three travel-ready teas: Breakfast Blend, Wuyi Oolong, and Bai Mudan. Two second place winners will receive boxes of Breakfast Blend, Wuyi Oolong, Bai Mudan, and a sturdy reuseable infuser basket.

Contest Details:

Submit a photo of you brewing your Samovar tea on the go and send it to samovarlife@s a m o v a r l i f e.com by 2/28/11. Or – just take a pic with your cell phone and tweet it, referencing @samovarlife. You may also send a description such as what your favorite Samovar tea is, where you are, how you brew your tea on the go, etc. (description is optional).

By submitting a photo you represent and warrant that: (1) you own the content submitted for posting by you or otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth in this section; and (2) the content submitted by you does not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights or any other rights of any person. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to the use of their name and/or likeness for purposes of advertising, trade, or promotion without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.

Please note that photos, along with descriptions, may be posted to our Facebook and Twitter pages. Winners will be announced March 1. Happy brewing!

Travel-ready teas 20% off

These teas taste great even when you don’t have the luxury of carefully monitoring water temperature, leaf quantity, or steeping time. Here’s a chance to try these travel-ready teas at 20% off – use coupon code “OnTheGo” by 2/28/11. Then take a picture while brewing these teas and participate in the photo contest!

Wuyi Oolong, a smooth tea with rich body, a roasted aroma, and a sweet finish of raisin sugar and barley.

Bai Mudan, a white tea with hidden sweet maltiness, notes of dark Marin redwood groves, and mellow muscatel.

Samovar Breakfast Blend, a full bodied, malty, and classically brisk black tea.