Athlete's Set by Shannon Rowbury
Samovar Athlete's Set by Shannon Rowbury

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Shannon Rowbury is an Olympic athlete, World Championships Bronze medalist and four-time United States champion and the second fastest miler in American history. Her 7th place finish at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing was the highest Olympic finish ever by an American woman at that distance. In June 2009 she won the US Championships for the 1500m race for the second time. Shortly thereafter, she earned a Bronze medal at the World Championships in the women's 1500 meters race.

Shannon advocates tea as an integral part of her healthy diet and daily training. In this Athlete's Tea Set, she shares three of her favorite teas for all-day energy and inspiration.


Samovar California Persian Black Tea

"I start most days with a workout, so itís important that I get energized in the morning before I hit the track. With itís mix of black and green teas, Samovarís California Persian tea has a nice caffeine kick. But, instead of the one dimensional punch most morning teas give, this teaís blend of cardamom, wild baby rose petals, jasmine, and orange peels has a beautiful floral bouquet that is refreshing and uplifting. After a couple cups of Samovarís California Persian, I feel like I can take on the world!"


Samovar Ryokucha Green Tea

"When it's time for my afternoon session, I usually need a little pick me up. Whether I'm just waking up from a nap or I've been powering through the day, Samovar Tea Loungeís Ryokucha Green Tea is the perfect way to energize without the jitters that sometimes accompany black tea and coffee. Plus, the brown rice and matcha powder give it substance, so it helps with hunger craving too. And don't forget, green tea has antioxidants and L-theanine, which gives you a zen like energy. Who wouldn't love that?!"


Samovar Turmeric Spice Herbal Blend

"At the end of a long day, I cherish nothing more than the chance to curl up on my couch with a refreshing cup of Samovarís Turmeric Spice Herbal Blend. Itís sweet and spicy blend of ancient herbs, including ginger, orange peel, licorice root, lemongrass, and turmeric are both hydrating and anti-inflammatory. Plus, the greatest part of this tea is itís versatility. Whether I have it hot and soothing before bed, or cold and refreshing post-workout, Iím not only enjoying the taste but Iím also helping my body to heal."

Supporting Imagining More

5% of proceeds from these tea sets will go to Shannon's nonprofit organization Imagining More (, promoting art and athletics among young women.

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Photo credits: Gary Rowbury

Shannon's Recommended Tea Ware

Infusing Mug

"This was the first brewing set I got when I met with Jesse in 2009, and I use it EVERY day! It's helped me make the perfect cup of tea every morning."

Vivid Brewpot

"Samovar teas are works of art. To best enjoy their beauty, I recommend the Vivid Brewpot. It's great for serving bigger groups and the clear glass really showcases the colors of teas."


Paper Tea Filters

"I prefer to use an infuser, since I think the leaves brew better when they are loose, but if you are running out the door like I often am, these paper tea filters are great because they help me enjoy my favorite Samovar teas on the go."


Samovar Copper Tea Canisters

"These are great for travel. One of the cardinal rules of tea is to keep it away from air and sunlight, and to protect the beautiful leaves from damage. This can be hard to do, especially when I'm on the road, but that's where these tea canisters come in handy."

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