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Passage to Peace, Exploring Tea Culture – Today

Tea is hot! And no one steeps patrons in the ancient and enduring properties of tea like San Francisco’s Samovar Tea Lounge. In this compelling podcast, owner Jesse Jacobs explores the reverberations of how one cup of tea serenely enjoyed influences peace throughout the world. Visiting with modern Tea Masters, Jacobs uncovers the mysterious roots […]

A Japanese Tea Gathering at San Francisco’s Urasenke Society

Christie Bartlett, Founding Director of Ursaenke Society, San Francisco talks about the history of Urasenke, why tea gatherings matter today, and the ripple effect of “peace through a bowl of tea.” – What is a “tea gathering?” – Spontaneity through structure and the art of tea – Slowing down time, appreciating fleeting moments – Sipping […]

David Lee Hoffman, Tea Pioneer: Part I

David Lee Hoffman: Part of the beauty of tea is you can get so many different tastes and sensations with it. Almost emotion, each tea has a different emotion and personality. And you could shape that personality

David Lee Hoffman Sipping Peace: Part II

American tea pioneer David Lee Hoffman discusses puerh, the Slow Food tea movement, and the benefits of organic, handcrafted family-made tea. – Living with tea kings, learning to taste fine tea – How To: Artisan tea crafting and family operations, and secrets – Making American Handcrafted Puerhs – Slow Food and the Fair Trade movement […]

David Lee Hoffman Harrowing Tales of Tea: Part III

David Lee Hoffman, American tea pioneer, chats about the old days of tea buying, giving artisan family farmers a fair deal, and some crazy adventures in the backwoods of China. – Falling off a tea mountain and how to taste Snake Wine Teas in this video… Puerh and Ancient Tea.

Tea 101: Learn About the Different Kinds of Tea

Tea is hot! Join Jesse Jacobs, owner of Samovar Tea Lounge, as he talks to tea enthusiast, Christine Savage about the different kinds of tea. A quick lesson in Tea. Teas in this video…. White Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea, Black Tea, Pu-erh Tea, Herbal Infusions.

Organic Tea in Japan: Challenges Today

Ayumi Kinezuka visits us from Japan to talk about her organic tea farm in Shizuoka, and the challenges facing small artisan Japanese tea farmers today. – Meet the family: an entire production from a small family operation – Where are today’s generation of organic tea farmers? Challenges with aging tea farmers means fewer farmers making […]

Slow Tea with Alice at Modern Tea

San Francisco tea-entrepreneur and owner of Modern Tea, Alice Cravens discusses her Slow Food Farmer’s Market philosophy, discussing challenges and opportunities to growers, distributors and sellers of organic food and tea. – Organic, seasonal, artisan food philosophy at Modern Tea – About the Slow Food Movement and why it’s important – How to make a […]

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