TeaCast - Tea beverage, culture, health, and businessAuthor: TeaCast
13 Dec 2018

TeaCast - Tea beverage, culture, health, and business

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TeaCast is an international community bound by the common appreciation for tea and herbal tisanes. These cultural and personal rituals have been practiced for thousands of years and continues to serve as a focal point for peacefulness, tranquility, harmony, wisdom and hospitality. Each episode will feature preparation and tasting notes for a selected set of teas. Have a hot cup of tea and join us for a delightful conversation among friends.

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    Tasting Teas with David Lee Hoffman

    We taped a portion of our recent visit with David Lee Hoffman. David has traveled frequently to China to individually taste and collect one of the finest pu-erh collections in the States. David worked with Les Blank on creating, "All in this Tea", a 70 minute documentary film on searching China's markets and plantations for great tasting tea, especially varietals grow without chemicals and pesticides. David is devoted to sustainable agriculture and is keenly aware of the cycle of energy and resources that are utilized in our daily lives. Teacast.org is pleased to bring you a portion of our tasting with David, recorded in early February 2010.

  • Posted on 07 Mar 2010

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    Conversation with Winnie Yu, Teance

    We speak with Winnie Yu, Director, Teance, a specialty, direct from garden wholesaler and retailer of Chinese and Taiwanese teas. Ms. Yu has been instrumental in the reemergence of tea as a beverage of cultural and historical significance in the United States. Her writings, lectures, and interactive demonstrations have encouraged us to position tea as a lifelong study of the mind and spirit. Ms. Yu also provides insights into her personal efforts to identify remarkable family operated tea gardens as she pursues buying high quality teas for a thirsty and inquisitive American population.

  • Posted on 09 Dec 2009

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    Interview with Jonathan Kane, The Naked Leaf

    The Naked Leaf is a specialty tea store located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Jonathan Kane, the proprietor of The Naked Leaf, joins us for a lively discussion of how he transitioned into the retail tea business and explains some of the store's unique features, including locally designed, artisan packaging, tea ware and organic teas.

  • Posted on 22 Oct 2009

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    ArtFarm

    The Artfarm is an 11-acre organic farm born in 2003 when Margit and Victor took over a beautiful acreage in the heart of the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC. The Artfarm is a place where farming, creating, being and contemplating merge. A place of nourishment for body, soul and eyes. A place where tea is a way of life. We speak directly with Margit and Victor, as they describe life on the farm and their interests in nurturing tea, art, and food. See also Margit Nellemann's individually crafted teapots and ceramics.

  • Posted on 17 Oct 2009

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    Conversation with Manik Jayakumar, Qtrade Teas & Herbs

    Manik Jayakumar, President, Qtrade Teas & Herbs has amassed a series of remarkable achievements in the specialty tea industry. Starting from his rapid rise to a tea plantation manager in Sri Lanka through to heading one of the largest organic and Fair Trade certified import, blending and distribution centers in North America, Mr. Jayakumar provides us with a unique perspective on how we can all participate in the long term viability of tea plantations throughout the world.

  • Posted on 03 Oct 2009

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